Wait—Is Meghan Markle Having a Midwife-Assisted Home Birth?

The time is almost here for Baby Sussex to make his or her grand appearance, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly decided to stay close to home for the birth of their newborn.

As in, realllll close to home. According to The Daily Mail citing sources who are “friends” of the duchess (take it with a giant grain of salt, folks), Markle and Prince Harry may follow in Queen Elizabeth’s footsteps with a midwife-assisted birth at their newly renovated home of Frogmore Cottage at Windsor.

“It is her favored choice,” the source said, “but it obviously depends on how things are nearer the time.”

What’s the big deal, you ask? Shouldn’t she have the baby wherever she very well pleases? “Of course!” we reply. Have the baby in the mulberry gin garden, if you want. But this does mean there’s probably not going to be that big reveal moment that Kate Middleton and Princess Diana had in front of the Lindo Wing at St. Marys Hospital, London. This seems to be a more private affair (as in, we may not hear about Baby Sussex’s birth ’til a few days after it takes place).

And Queen Elizabeth is probably on board, considering she was born at the Mayfair home of her grandparents and gave birth to each of her four children at either Buckingham Palace or Clarence House.

Harry and Meghan seem to be enjoying the last few weeks of child-less freedom. They reportedly spent a few nights at the swanky wellness hotel Heckfield Place (which costs up to $13,000 per night) for some spa-infused R&R. Now that’s an eleventh-hour babymoon idea we can get behind.

So, home birth or no, our fingers (and toes and legs and…) are crossed for a baby Sussex announcement post soon. *Refreshes Instagram 20 more times*

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