Meghan Markle is rumoured to be giving birth in the Lindo Wing after all

What does it all mean?

meghan markle

What does it all mean?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news that they were expecting a baby in Spring 2019, just months ago, with the exciting news sending the internet into a frenzy.

Who are the god parents going to be? What will be the royal baby name of choice? And of course, when is the due date?

While Meghan has hinted at an April arrival, supposedly disclosing the month to a member of the public, the question on everyone's lips this week surrounds where the baby will be born.

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While Kate Middleton has followed in Princess Diana's footsteps, welcoming all three of her children at St Mary's hospital's Lindo Wing, it was reported that Meghan would not be not be upkeeping the tradition.

To be fair - we didn't blame her - the thought of emerging on the iconic steps of the Lindo Wing hours after giving birth in heels with perfect hair and make up, to smile for cameras with your new baby, sounds horrible. In fact - we don't know how Kate did it.

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It was unsurprising therefore when Meghan Markle was rumoured to be thinking of skipping the post-birth photo opp in front of the world’s paparazzi. In fact, according to sources close to Vanity Fair, the Duchess of Sussex was reportedly considering a home birth, with her mum Doria Ragland said to be encouraging a natural birth.

It has been announced this week however that staff at St Mary's Lindo Wing have been asked not to take holiday in April - something the internet is taking as a sure-fire sign that Meghan has changed her mind.

'Staff at the Lindo Wing have been asked not to take holiday in April,' a source told The Telegraph. 'Everyone thinks it’s got something to do with the royal baby but no one is confirming anything.'

What does it all mean?

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