Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Planning At-Home Birth For Baby No. 2 In Montecito Mansion, Insider Reveals
Meghan Markle is planning an at-home birth for her and Prince Harry's second child, a baby girl, in their sprawling Montecito, Calif., mansion, according to a new report.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting the arrival of their bundle of joy over the summer, and their daughter will be the first-ever royal born in the U.S.
Meghan previously planned to welcome one-year-old Archie in the couple's U.K. home, Frogmore Cottage, while attended by an all-female midwife team. However, after the couple's first child was one week overdue, the Suits alum, 39, was taken to London’s private Portland hospital; she gave birth to Archie on May 6, 2019.
Despite Meghan’s plan for "a home birth" with Archie, "in the end, her doctors advised her to go to hospital," a source told Page Six — who first reported Meghan’s plan to give birth to her second child at home — adding that "all she was interested in was about delivering Archie safely."
Luckily, Harry, 36, and Meghan have a “beautiful home in California,” which will be a “beautiful setting to give birth” to their “baby girl,” the insider added.
As OK! previously reported, the duo bought their $14.65 million mansion in the celeb-filled community after temporarily stepping back from their senior royal duties and moving to California last year.
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Earlier this month, Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting a baby girl during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, March 7. Meghan, whose baby bump was on full display during the CBS tell-all, said she was due in the summer — but didn’t specify the exact timing of their little one's arrival.
While keeping the pregnancy details private, Harry gushed over dad life while discussing Meghan's pregnancy during their interview. “A girl, you know, what more can you ask for?” he said to the talk show titan. "Now we’ve got our family," he continued, adding: "we’ve got the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great."
OK! also exclusively learned that Meghan couldn't be happier to be welcoming a baby girl, as she's "always dreamt of having a mini-me," a source previously spilled.
News of the couple's second child came after Meghan revealed she tragically suffered a miscarriage last summer. In a heartbreaking op-ed for The New York Times last November, Meghan recalled the moment she knew something was wrong with her pregnancy.
"I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with [Archie] in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm," she wrote, adding that she knew she had lost the baby.