Home birth? Here's where Meghan actually had her baby yesterday 3 years ago

Home birth? Here's where Meghan actually had her baby yesterday

It's here. It's done. He's here.

After a gestational period comparable to that of a giraffe, Meghan Markle has finally, finally had her baby.

The Duchess and her husband Prince Harry welcomed their first child, a little boy, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Harry made a brief appearance outside some stables yesterday afternoon to share the news, which got us wondering where exactly Meghan had given birth.


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There'd been lots of speculation about this throughout the entire pregnancy but there was no official word on where she'd have the baby.

We'd been told that the Duchess wouldn't be doing the photo call on the Lindo Wing steps like Kate Middleton, making it unlikely to be there.

We'd also heard that it could happen at a hospital closer to the couple's home in Windsor and even that they'd opted to have a home birth with a doula by Meghan's side.


As it turns out, they reportedly did go for a hospital delivery - but not at one we'd expected.

The Duchess welcomed her son at London's Portland Hospital, according to the Daily Mail.

This private maternity hospital is a stone's throw away from Meghan and Harry's old home at Kensington Palace.

It's not totally new to the family - Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were both born there - and is rumoured to be pretty swanky.

The most basic delivery there costs £15,000 (around €17,520) but can cost as much as £20,000 (€23,355).

Other celebrity mums who have delivered there include Victoria Beckham and Jools Oliver.

The world, meanwhile, is waiting to learn the newest royal's name and to get a look at him.

Harry confirmed yesterday that Meghan and Harry would introduce the baby to a select group of press tomorrow, so thankfully we don't have too long to go.