Meghan Markle ‘doesn’t want men in suits' delivering her baby

Here’s everything you need to know…

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Here’s everything you need to know…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to become parents any day now, with the royal baby reportedly due in April.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that speculation is rising around every aspect of the future royal, from the name of choice to who will be selected by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as worthy god parents.

The most speculation this week however has surrounded what will happen during the future royal’s arrival, from Meghan’s birthing plan and whether she will take the traditional post baby royal photo to how the couple will announce their child’s arrival to the world.


This week it was reported that Meghan might be breaking royal protocol, with the former Suits actress reportedly opting out of using the Queen’s doctors, not wanting ‘men in suits’ delivering her baby, with royal gynaecologists, Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston having to take a backseat.

‘Meghan said she doesn’t want the men in suits. She was adamant that she wanted her own people,’ a source told the Daily Mail. ‘It did leave a few of us a little baffled’.

Another source reportedly added: ‘It is slightly surprising. These people are the best of the best, and when it comes down to it, their role would actually be very limited in the birth itself, assuming all goes to plan.’

Meghan is reportedly opting out of having the two male gynaecologists leading her delivery team, apparently opting for a woman instead, though it is not known who she is.

Fans however have been praising the Duchess, reminding everyone that giving birth is a very personal experience, and she should stand up for what she wants and choose the right birthing plan for her.

Congratulations again to Meghan and Harry!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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