REVEALED: Where Meghan Markle will give birth to her royal baby
MEGHAN Markle will follow in the footsteps of her sister-in-law Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, to give birth to her royal baby at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, according to a royal expert.
Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk he is “certain” the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex will have her first child at the exclusive ward in Paddington, London.
The royal expert said it would also give Meghan and Harry a chance to pose for the iconic moment on the steps outside the exclusive ward with their bundle of joy.
He said: “I think she is certain to give birth at the London Wing and pose on the steps with Harry for the photographs, which the world’s press need.
“There were reports Kate might not when Louis was born but she did and this will be a photo opportunity to celebrate and interest will be enormous so it makes total sense.”
Meghan Markle’s sister-in-law, Kate has given birth to all three of her children at the Lindo Wing.
It is also on the steps of the private maternity ward that the world had its first glimpse of Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three and baby Prince Louis before their proud parents took them home.
Prince Harry himself was born in the Lindo Wing, with his mother, the late Princess Diana, proudly showing him to the world on the steps outside.
Other notable royals born in the Lindo Wing include Harry’s brother, Prince William and the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips.
I think she is certain to give birth at the London Wing and pose on the steps with Harry for the photographs, which the world’s press need
Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton also gave birth to her first child in the prestigious ward earlier this month.
The Lindo Wing is one of the most prestigious maternity wards in the UK.
For a 24-hour stay including delivery, prices start at £5,650.
If women have a Cesarean section, this will go up to £7,215 for 24 hours.
And if they want to opt for the deluxe package, you’re looking at £5,920 for 24 hours and £7,375 if you need a c-section, whether its planned or emergency.
If they would like to stay for additional nights, prices start at £1,030 per room per night.
The royals – Duchess Kate in particular – are known for leaving the hospital and heading home within 24 hours of delivery.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK