Duchess Meghan will likely give birth at the same hospital Countess Sophie used

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Just over a month ago, Vanity Fair had an exclusive story about how the Duchess of Sussex wasn’t interested in copying the Duchess of Cambridge’s whole baby-birthing vibe. Kate has given birth to all of the Cambridge children at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. For every child, Kate has stood outside the hospital with William and new baby and done the whole “presenting the new royal child” thing for the cameras. It’s actually one of the best pieces of theater for the royal family, and Kate’s really good at it. Well, Vanity Fair said that Meghan is considering some home birthing options, and if Meghan does give birth in a hospital, it wouldn’t be the Lindo Wing. Now the Daily Mail is saying the same thing:

She is quitting London — reportedly to avoid living next door to her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge — and now the Duchess of Sussex is making plans to give birth at a different hospital from Kate. While Prince William’s wife had all three of her children in the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London, Meghan Markle could have a Home Counties baby.

I hear plans are being made for Prince Harry’s first child, which is due in the spring, to be born in Surrey, at Frimley Park Hospital, where the Prince’s aunt, the Countess of Wessex, had her two children. A source tells me: ‘If their Royal Highnesses have moved to Frogmore Cottage before the birth, as planned, Frimley Park may be a more easily accessible option than St Mary’s.’

Harry and Meghan’s new Windsor Estate home, which is undergoing refurbishment, is 15 miles from Frimley Park, while St Mary’s is 23 miles away and would involve a journey through congested Central London. A Frimley Park birth would no doubt delight Prince Edward’s wife, Sophie, who sang its praises after she had Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn there.

[From The Daily Mail]

People Magazine is saying the same thing now too, which makes me think that someone in the Kensington Palace communications office did a low-key briefing to members of the media about Meghan and Harry’s general birthing plans. I do think the DM and People are right, just as I thought Vanity Fair was right a month ago – Meghan seems wary of even the appearance of “copying” Kate in any way. It’s a double-edged sword though – if Meghan took pains to use the same hospital for “tradition,” then they’d say she was a horrible diva who copied Kate at every turn. If she went to a different hospital, they’d say she was a horrible diva who has a gauche, American independent streak, and what, St. Mary’s isn’t good enough for her? Meanwhile, I think this decision really is just about logistics, and Harry and Meghan wanting to nest at Frogmore, and wanting the closest hospital.

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  1. Girlplease says:

    I’m just glad there will be no presenting the babies to the media thing.

    A picture is perfectly fine.

    • Roux says:

      You never know. Just because it’s a different hospital, doesn’t mean they’re not still going to do that. Let’s just hope it doesn’t get as much annoying coverage as when Kate had George. You’d think she was the first woman in the world to give birth.

      • jan90067 says:

        Presenting George was presenting a direct heir to the throne. Polo Baby will be, what, 7th? I doubt there will be any “Lion King” worthy presentation (esp. with those nutter relatives out there who could present locally in the crowd). I think a lot of security will be in place to get Meg in (once in labor, esp. since she’s considered a “geriatric mom”), and to get them out.

        I also believe they’ll put out a photo from home.

      • Pearlime says:

        I think unless Harry and Megs can keep the delivery date and her going into labor VERY quiet the media coverage will be similar to the two younger Cambridge children. US Media will be all over this and the British Media will make sure not to be outdone on home soil.

    • Its Ok says:

      Sophie and Edward presented James outside the hospital after he was born. They didn’t do it with Louise because she was transferred to another hospital and monitored for a while before she was allowed to go home. So, it hasn’t been ruled out just because they aren’t going to the Lindo Wing.

    • Famika says:

      But Prince Edward and Sophie did walk out with baby and go to car and let press get a few photos.

  2. RBC says:

    Hopefully Buckingham Palace and Scotland Yard have distributed photos of Thomas Markle and Samantha Markle to staff and security. Wouldn’t put it past those two to try some stunt at the hospital and “demand to see the child”

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Doubt if either the 2 of them would be bothered to come all the way to England – Scammy only came last time as she got paid , Evil Papa Smurf is too lazy plus he’s a control freak and will want them to go to him – he won’t go to them ever.

    • Mia says:

      The Duchess will be in labor while TM will be giving interviews “why didn’t Meghan tell me she was in labor?”

    • Some chick says:

      Hahaha, but, uh, yeah. Fortunately, they are both easy to spot!

  3. Tia says:

    Getting through central London can literally take hours – I can see why she might not want to risk it

    • Lily says:

      Roads close in the weeks prior to a royal birth in London

      • Tia says:

        Megan’s getting bad enough press as it is – causing massive congestion in central London wouldn’t help and I think she’s smart enough to realise that even if Harry just assumed that was the way things worked.

      • Meganbot2000 says:

        Um, no, they don’t. I live in central London and it’s simply not true. They close and put up barricades on one single road directly outside the hospital but not in a way that affects the flow of traffic.

        There’s zero chance multiple roads in that part of London would be closed off “for weeks”, it would bring the city to a standstill and cause absolute chaos.

      • Anon says:

        No, they don’t do anything of the kind. I live in London about a ten minute drive from the Lindo Wing and like Meganbot said, it’s one road right outside the hospital.

  4. Maddie23 says:

    I don’t care where she has the baby, just please stop touching the bump! 😑

    • Tweetime says:

      Her bump, her call.

    • Natalie S says:

      Yes, Meghan. Stop touching your own body. How dare she?

    • Bryn says:

      Yeah, Meghan. How dare you go around with your hands on your belly…don’t you know that’s…offensive apparently. Lol. Give it a break

    • Bebe says:

      I agree. I know it is her body and she can do whatever she likes, but I find her bump cradling habit really cloying. And I adore her! I’m pregnant too and I think my friends and family would be concerned if I always held my tummy like that.

      Edited to add: I think it doesn’t make her look happy and healthy though! I know SHE is, just the gesture seems very unnatural. But point taken!

      • Bryn says:

        I doubt they would be concerned, unless you looked like you were in pain or something. Meghan looks so happy and healthy, what’s the bfd?

      • curachel20 says:

        I touched, rubbed and rested my hands on my first baby bump all the time. I loved my bump and found myself doing it even after he was born(ah the deflated tummy!). And now pregnant with number 2 and I am already rubbing my belly and am not even showing. Who cares if she touches her belly or not? You don’t like it, don’t do it. For others it’s a comforting thing- I felt like it calmed my crazy son in utero. I don’t understand how people find it annoying or offensive. It’s not like she is constantly holding someone else’s belly.

      • Bryn says:

        I had my hands on top and under my belly a lot while pregnant. I’m a tiny person and had a huge belly and an almost ten pound baby by the time I gave birth. I was waitressing and on my feet all day and holding the belly made it easier.

      • Jamie says:

        You don’t know if it’s a habit or not. Did it ever occur to you all that she doesn’t do it that often but that when she does, paps immediately start shooting because those are the pix that sell?

      • MrsClincy says:

        I don’t see the big deal I’ve had three kids the youngest being 7 months and I cradled my bump each and every time so did my husband. But in our minds cradling my bump was almost like cradling our unborn baby. Maybe that’s what it’s like for her. She can’t physically hold her baby yet so she doing the next best thing, bump cradling. Oh well her body her baby. As far as the hospital I used the same one all three times. The last time it was a bit of a commute but I liked the hospital and staff and was comfortable there.

      • xo says:

        I’m watching Suits at the moment. A LOT of her mannerisms appear saccharine. . .

        Edit: I just saw the coverage of her visit to Smart Works & I’m charmed. She’s great.

    • Nic919 says:

      I was at a baby shower yesterday and the mother to be was rubbing her belly a lot. I should have told her stop doing that I guess. 🤷‍♀️

    • Dani says:

      I agree. I’ve had two kids. Drives me nuts. It’s totally normal to touch but literally every picture of her is cradling it. We get it. You’re pregnant with royalty. Mazel tov. Bajillions of other women have been pregnant too.

      • PrincessK says:

        Why does what is normal for you have to be normal for other people? Do you set the bar for this type of thing?

    • Lady D says:

      Not a chance in hell Meghan will just be allowed to enjoy her first pregnancy. So, so many determined to demean and ruin it for her. I sure wish these people could be put in her position, with everyone, everyone, telling them exactly how they are to look and behave during their first plus geriatric, pregnancy.
      maybe she cups over worry about the geriatric component…
      maybe she is thrilled beyond belief and wants to enjoy every part of it…
      maybe it just comforts her? Is it really so bad that she touches her babe?
      In a year, she’s dealt with a new country, wedding, pregnancy, malignant press and psychotic family members. Not to mention having to present yourself front and centre in front of thousands to be judged. Bound to be a little stress, but no self-comforting allowed!

      • Famika says:

        The Meghan haters, think they actually matter in her life, it’s hilarious!
        Meghan is married to Prince Harry , pregnant, enjoying her role, getting involved with new patronages , directly from the Queen! Yet the haters actually think their hate will matter in some way! ROTFL.

        Laugh at them. Lol.

    • Knitter says:

      @Maddie23: Hear, hear! IMHO, it simply isn’t regal.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        Not regal? A woman touching her belly isn’t regal? Is that what I’m reading?! Who cares if it’s regal or not? It’s not your belly. It’s not your unborn child. Goodness. The audacity.

      • Some chick says:

        THANK YOU @TheOriginalMia! I’m legit stunned by the aggressive negativity towards Megahn and Harry over this.

        I don’t want to say it’s racism… buuut…

  5. Cidy says:

    I can definitely see wanting to be closer to where you’re going to settle down, especially with the media frenzy this is going tobe. . A good decision on their part. I also agree with what Kaiser said about the double edged sword. . So she might as well do what she wants.

    • PlainJane says:

      +1 Whatever she chooses will be the wrong thing. She might as well do what’s safest for her and the baby, because obvs.

  6. Eyfalia says:

    Her pregnancy, their child, they decide and nobody elses business.

  7. JAGirl says:

    I was hoping for the baby to get “presented” in the Diana/Kate way. It’s so typically royal and fun.
    Not sure why everything has to be different, I hope this story is false and we get the traditional way.

    • Heather says:

      It would be a new tradition. Queen Elizabeth had home births for all four of her children. I don’t think any of them should be obligated to parade their newborns for the media hours after birth. The first released picture of Prince Charles was at his christening when he was a month old.

      • JAGirl says:

        Queen Elizabeth last gave birth decades and decades ago, last time being in 1964. The new/modern way is the whole “presentation” thing which is uniquely royal, Why not just continue it. Every thing doesn’t have too be so different and i’m a Meghan fan btw.

    • Natalie S says:

      It’s an odd in-between place that Meghan and Harry have to figure out because they don’t want to repeat the mistake Andrew and Fergie made of raising their daughters as princesses rather than private people who are part of the royal family. And part of that may be setting the expectation with the public that their children are not going to have even the small public profiles of their Cambridge cousins.

      On the other hand, it’s so charming and endearing seeing the new parents with their baby and goes a long way with the public feeling engaged with the Sussexes.

      • Rosie says:

        Natalie, They could go the Princess Anne route. Ditch the full presentation but walk out of the hospital babe in arms and partly visible. It’s a happy medium. Whatever they do people will bitch, but they are on the public payroll so they do need to be wary of appearing churlish. It’s hard. Like you I can see both sides.

      • PrincessK says:

        If the first mixed race child, whose grandfather is heir to the throne, is not styled as a Prince or Princess, it would be a travesty.

        The children of Harry and Meghan will never be able to have normal lives, they will always need bodyguards, and it will be very difficult for them to hold down ‘ordinary’ jobs unless they change their identities and live abroad, and even then they will be sniffed out. So they might as well be HRH and done with it.

        It grates on my nerves when I hear the Princess Anne ‘route’ trotted out. Both of Anne’s children are living off their royal connections, and they make sure that they fully participate in all the big royal events, Trooping of the Colour, Ascot, Sandringham Church walk etc., and they really seem to enjoy the visibility. The Queen seems to treat all her grandkids and family the same, so not being HRH is just the same but without the responsibilities.

    • Amelie says:

      Apart from Diana and Kate in the BRF, who has presented the royal babies after birth?? Two people don’t make it a “time honored” tradition so sorry, it’s not that traditional. It’s not that typically royal if it’s just been those two. Most new mothers don’t want a bunch of strangers having access to their babies. I wouldn’t want my newborn to be on public display like that.

      • Becks1 says:

        And, for both Diana and Kate, it was different because they were presenting the heirs (at least with the first baby). Did Sophie “present” James? (I know Louise’s birth was very different.)

      • molly says:

        Also, Diana and Kate were really “presenting the future king”. Harry and Meghan would really just be showing off their baby to a nosey public, which they are well within their right to do or not do.

      • Rosie says:

        Princess Anne, presented Zara. Not sure about Peter, but I remember the walk to the car and the staff presenting him with a Paddington Bear (was so jealous).

      • Penny says:

        Exactly Amelie, I gave birth 6 months ago so it’s still new but when my son came out, they took him from me and to the NICU (where he stayed for two weeks) so I didn’t feel like seeing anyone…I had a healthy, normal pregnancy but things happen. They don’t owe anyone anything, especially the British press so I hope they don’t do it

      • Mia says:

        I agree with Penny, hope they don’t do it either. Their child and/or future children will not be royals so why bother. Besides the way the press has treated her, why help them sell photos.

      • PrincessK says:

        @ Mia….the children will be royals.

    • Deedee says:

      That nonsense should stop. Let new moms and babies rest and recover and send photos from home.

    • Some chick says:

      The baby is a baby. Meghan and Harry are under no obligation to do a “photo-op.” As DeeDee says, let new moms and babies rest and recover and send photos from home. There will be years of opportunities, soon enough!

  8. Lily says:

    The reason the Lindo Wing is the best choice is because it is a PRIVATE wing which means security won’t be an issue bc royal security have dealt with this particular wing 5 times now, so they must know the place inside and out plus Meghan’s birth can’t interfere with the comfort of other families too. It is closely associated with the NHS which is a very valued part of our society, the royals giving birth at an NHS hospital is always a good look.
    And lastly, it’s best to keep tradition; that’s how royalty survives.
    + Meghan may not have an easy birth like Kate but thats ok, she can stay overnight like Diana did with William. 2 minute photo op, KP and then go back to Frogmore.

    • Natalie S says:

      But if their home (and nursery) is in Windsor, is it safe or right to expect her to rush to the Lindo Wing if she suddenly goes into labor or make her stay at Nottingham Cottage?

      This started with Diana. Before that, there was no expectation of using the Lindo Wing so in an institution as old as the BRF, I don’t think 37 years matters much to them.

      There was probably security at Frimley Park when Sophie gave birth there (breaking with the Lindo Wing tradition!) and if she didn’t bother people, Meghan will be fine.

      • Heather says:

        I wouldn’t be too surprised, barring any complications or concerns, if she doesn’t have the baby at home. Now that would be ultimately secure and wouldn’t inconvenience anyone else. Natalie is right. Two generations doesn’t a tradition make.

    • Peg says:

      So you are saying Prince Edward’s bucked tradition, when his children were born at a hospital close to his house.
      How kind of you to allow Meghan to stay an extra day.
      I could be mistaken, but I thought I saw NHS sign outside the hospital where she is suppose to give birth.
      So the Lindo Wing only stays in business for Royal birth, most hospitals, NHS or not have private Wards for women not going using the NHS.

      • Lily says:

        Meghan can do whatever she wants, of course I’m just saying my piece. When I said tradition, I meant to say, this is how its been in the recent years in Harry’s immediate family. I really hope she has a comfortable birth and a healthy baby wherever she desires.

      • Tina says:

        @Peg, Frimley Park is an NHS hospital. And a really nice one. (My SIL gave birth there). There is a private suite similar to the Lindo Wing, which is where I assume Sophie gave birth and assume that Meghan will do as well.

      • Guest says:

        Frimley Park hospital doesn’t have a Private maternity suite. It has private rooms for after the birth, but not a whole fee-paying, luxury, private maternity wing like Chelsea & Westminster, St Marys, & Guy’s and St Thomas’.

    • Nic919 says:

      There would have been some security when Sophie delivered Louise and almost died in the process. She was delivering a grandchild of the monarch.

      • wisdomheaven says:

        The Sussexes have a TON of security tho. Sophie only ever did when on duty so not the same.

    • Tina says:

      I don’t think it matters where Meghan gives birth really (and it should be up to her) but I agree that an NHS hospital (even one with a private wing) is a better look for the royals than somewhere like the Portland, which is 100% private and where many celebs give birth.

      • Rosie says:

        Tina it depends. Locally where I live, a dangerous diabetic birth at St Thomas London was considered to be safer option than a normal birth at our local NHS hospital which is dangerously bad. You could be ok at the Portland but I’ve heard that if you have trouble you’ll be out the door on a stretcher heading for the nearest NHS hospital. Private hospitals don’t to difficult. Normal NHS hospitals can’t control the number of births, they can become dangerously overcrowded when a lot of babies come at once. My friends baby was brain damaged because of this. The Lindo wing has both the private wing and access to NHS facilities. What wouldn’t look good is if they go to a normal NHS hospital with one or two private rooms and get preferential treatment, the Royal Gyn team hogging the delivery room or something. When my last nephew was born the woman in the next bed kept saying she was in labour & the nurses told her it was too soon. Finally they agreed but there wasn’t room in the delivery room so she had to give birth on the ward with 3 other women in their beds.

      • Tina says:

        @Rosie do you mean St Thomas’s in London? That’s an NHS hospital with a private maternity wing, like the Lindo and the one at Frimley Park. I know the Lindo and the private wing at St Thomas’s have lots of space but I’m not sure about Frimley. I don’t think we’re disagreeing – I certainly don’t think Meghan ought to take over the delivery room or give birth on a ward, out of some misguided principle! And I am very sorry to hear about your friend’s baby.

      • Rosie says:

        Tina, Yes St Thomas’s in London. I think that and St Mary’s are where they specialize in difficult births and mothers from other London health authorities are referred there as a precaution. As @Midnight & @Penguin have said below, normal NHS hospitals might have private rooms but they don’t have private wings or the spare capacity to cope with a Royal birth. I don’t know how big St Thomas’s private wing is. In theory Meghan should choose where she wants to give birth but in reality it’s not that simple. Having heard quite a few horror stories about maternity hospitals from people I know and love, I feel very strongly that Meghan should take advice from the Royals in this area. Stuff the Givenchy and country homes, this is when you use your privilege. Having a baby…then have the safest & best on offer.

        I googled apparently the first royal to chose St Mary’s was the Duchess of Gloucester in 1974, William was the 7th to be born there. The York girls were born at the Portland. Apparently Charles pushed for a hospital birth as he wanted to be there.

    • sid says:

      Two people, namely Diana and Kate, doing something a certain way is hardly a longstanding tradition.

    • PrincessK says:

      I very much doubt Frogmore will be ready before the birth. Moving house and having a baby at the same time is very stressful, I really hope that her blood pressure doesn’t go up. The Lindo seems the safest option and I am sure that Meghan is already attending ante natal appointments. No need to pose on steps. They can manage in Nott Cott for a bit longer.

  9. Murphy says:

    The nearest hospital to Frogmore is still 15 miles away? Yikes. I thought it was a highly populated area…

    • Lisa says:

      No Frogmore is very private which is one of the reasons it was chosen as their new home. We will see if things get ready in time and where they ultimately decide to give birth.

    • sunshine poolside says:

      I doubt that Meghan will want to live far away from London or be a “not-in-town” person.

      Chosing Frogmore House is a security issue. In Kensington there is established security for the Royals but not in Frogmore House. Windsor Castle is too far away to hold a protective shield over Frogmore House. There will be additional security for that new royal living settlement. Paid for by the taxpayer. Harry and Meghan really should have chosen some apartment in Kensington Palace and some additional country house where they can live their family life. But now they get rural Frogmore House which is some 33 km from London which means long travel time because of the traffic and some country pile. And in time they will demand some additional apartment in Kensington because it is close to Buckingham Palace and therefore more practical for big official state events.
      One in London and one in the country – that is what Royal Princes get. Meghan and Harry are aiming for more.

      • Nic919 says:

        Frogmore House is only accessible to the public three times per year and is part of Windsor Castle grounds, which are completely secure. Frogmore Cottage is where Queen Mary lived at one point so saying there are further security issues is just making things up. Their personal bodyguards will follow them wherever they go so there is no extra cost there.

      • Lady D says:

        A 33km journey is going to take approx 20 minutes. To me, that is not a long travel time.

      • Sunnee says:

        I was under the impression that Frogmoor House is pretty secure. It’s where some royals have lived. It seems posh and holds a lot of expensive art and furniture. I believe it is one of the royal properties. But I recognize I they will be living in the cottage next to Frogmore House, and that needs updating and security. The updating/renovation is because it had been chopped up into quarters for household staff. All older homes should be updated at some point. Securing it should be a one time thing and not too overly involved since it’s near the larger Frogmore House which already had security.
        I hope she opts for a home birth. That’s the real royal tradition. I believe Queen Victoria was born at Windsor Castle. All royals prior to Diana’s boys were born at home. I think even Diana was born at her ancestral home. Giving birth at St Mary’s was Diana’s effort to be like everyone else.

      • Its Ok says:

        They won’t be given another country house. Look at Andrew and Edward. Country houses near Windsor and small apartments in London. He’ll likely end up the same as them except Frogmore is much smaller than their country houses. So, they might get a larger place in London if they decide to send their kids to schools in London instead of Windsor.

      • PrincessK says:

        I think Frogmore is just a temporary option, because a larger KP apartment is not yet ready. Also it is a under cover opportunity to give Frogmore Cottage a nice makeover, we will see if it becomes their permanent country home. The Sussexes will definitely need to have a base in one of the London Palaces, and with sufficient reception rooms for entertaining.

        Also when they come to London from Frogmore I would imagine that they would do lots of overnight stays in London, they would have a lot of business to do in London too, not everyone will travel to Windsor to conduct business with them.

      • Guest says:

        Haha, Windsor is not 20 mins away from London. Have you ever been to central London?! The drive to Windsor from London takes at least 45 mins, maybe an hour/over an hour depending on the traffic. Windsor is more near Heathrow than it is to London.

      • Guest says:

        PrincessK, it has been reported that William and Kate are going to be using the other KP apartment as staterooms for entertaining. It’s unusual but there appears to be no room at the inn for Harry and Meghan in central London. No place at Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, or St James, which is odd.

  10. sunshine poolside says:

    If that other hospital is closer it is simply a matter of logistics and pragmatism.

    • PrincessK says:

      It is not just logistics and pragmatism, it is about security and the safety of a geriatric first time mother. I think that Meghan is going to be induced, which could be safer for this type of pregnancy.

  11. Flowers says:

    How will she tend to an infant with her hand stuck to her midsection?

    • lanne says:

      way to body police there! Go you

      • Knitter says:

        I really don’t consider it “body policing” to find Meghan’s near-constant bump cradling annoying. It’s simply a personal preference, like how ridiculous we found it that Robin Thicke always posed on the red carpet “like an action figure doll whose arms you can never push into the sides.” [comment by Kiddo]

      • Flowers says:

        I am not policing – that would mean trying to make her stop it. I am just pointing out how silly it looks to ALWAYS constantly be doing it in photos. My comment was meant as a lighthearted joke… she’s welcome to look silly if she likes 😀

    • Bryn says:

      I doubt she will cradle her belly after the baby is born, she didn’t do it before she was pregnant.

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  12. Rosie says:

    Outer London/suburban roads can get gridlocked the same as Central London all it takes is a serious traffic accident. I don’t know where Sophie was originally planning to have Louise but it wasn’t Windsor, she went to Frimley Park as an emergency, she nearly died. She stayed loyal to the hospital to have James as they had saved her life. It now has a neo-natal unit which it didn’t when Louise was born, which meant they were in separate hospitals for a while. The Royals usually have the royal gynecologist/obstetricians in attendance who are most likely based in central London. I would have thought the Lindo Wing was the best option.

  13. Midnightatthemuseum says:

    Frimley Park is my local hospital, an excellent NHS one, but I sincerely hope she won’t give birth there out of consideration for those of us who use it…the car park is already too small for the number of people going for outpatient appointments and visiting inpatients, add hundreds of press and it would cause gridlock and the inability of clinics to run. The road outside could most certainly not be closed, it’s a main road and the chaos would be hell. So, Megan my dear, off you go to the Lindo please. Stay at Kensington Palace as your due date approaches for a shorter journey!

    • Natalie S says:

      If you guys could bear Sophie giving birth there twice, I’m sure Meghan will be just fine.

      • Midnightatthemuseum says:

        Massive massive difference in the attention level between these births! No US interest in Sophie, no baby-watch, no press presence. All women get good care at Frimley Park and they did indeed save Sophie when she had her ectopic pregnancy, it’s just the logistics which would be a pain for us locals!

      • Rosie says:

        Natalie I don’t know if you’re based in the UK but it doesn’t sound like it. Parking is a real issue at most NHS hospitals. As Midnight has said, and she has local knowledge, Frimley is a small hospital and the if the media descended it would cause complete chaos. I’m going to hospital for a blood test at 5.45am tomorrow. It doesn’t open til 7 but if you get in the queue around 5.45-6 you only have to wait an hour rather than getting there any other time and having to wait 2 hours +. Also getting parked after 8.30 is not guaranteed. Navigating our NHS is often difficult. Why would you want to put the people of Windsor through hell? Sorry, I don’t mean that to sound rude, it’s just unless you live here and experience our tiny roads, lack of parking and over stressed hospitals it’s hard to believe.

      • Natalie S says:

        You guys are massively overthinking it. You are creating catastrophes in your imagination and placing the responsibility on Meghan.

        Really, reading this it’s shocking Kate ever ventured away from Kensington Palace during her pregnancies due to all the potential hell she could have put people through.

      • Rosie says:

        Natalie, we just know how thinks work in this country. It’s not over thinking it, it’s being practical. Giving birth in an NHS hospital is not easy breezy. Quite often the hospitals are struggling to deliver the babies safely due to under staffing and lack of space in the delivery room. As I said my friends baby was brain damaged because of this issue and that’s not a one off. Some days they are at absolute breaking point. Unless Frimley has a whole private wing it isn’t fair to comandeer a large area for Meghan. It would could too much strain on services to the general public.

      • Guest says:

        Rosie is right. Hell, people on here were overthinking George going to Thomas’s Battersea school and his KP home is only across the bridge! But the reaction was OTT. Private maternity wings already have security in place, the press arriving en masse at Frimley would be horrible for the patients and their families. Lindo Wing is a totally private suite.

  14. Penguin says:

    I think Sophie only delivered at Frimley because it was an emergency. Both she and Louise almost died.

    I sincerely hope that Meghan and Harry decide to deliver somewhere used to famous people whether that be the Lindo or the Portland. The disruption to normal patients somewhere like Frimley will be frowned upon and considered unfair, as it’s just not set up for it

  15. liriel says:

    I think George was presented and shown off because he’s a future king! 2 other kids were presented with less media coverage and I do hope M&H just release us some pictures. It’d be a win-win for me.

  16. Dana says:

    Firstly Sophie is the Duchess of Wessex. All royal babies since Princess Anne have presented the babies leaving hospital. This isnt a new thing its a tradition. Even though Meghan and Harry want a normal life we will see the children grow up. Just as we have seen Zara and Peter who are Princess Annes children who dont have titles and Edwards whose arent HRH. Edward and Anne both chose this. On a fashion note Sophie was wearing pants to official engagements long before Meghan was on the scene. Sophie even wote pants on her engagement to Edward. Sophie is a good role model for Meghan. She works hard and is a favorite with the Queen.

  17. Anon says:

    Sophie is the Countess of Wessex.

  18. Kitkattatat says:

    Meh…I give these two newlyweds a few years max.

    Their relationship seems so contrived, even politically motivated, to me.

    If true and not just tabloid gossip, I think Meghan is a tad selfish for not wanting to live close to her SIL for her own reasons and depriving her children of their cousins and extended family.

    It’s not all about you when you have kids, which hopefully she will learn.

    • Lady D says:

      So she’s making all the decisions alone, is she?

    • Tina says:

      Oh please. This is like William and Kate living in New York City and Harry and Meghan deciding to move to New Jersey. The children will still see their cousins. Everything will be fine.

  19. RoyalBlue says:

    Harry and Meghan should do what is best for them. And for them that seems to be far from the madding crowd. Love them and the path they are charting for their lives.