Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released a statement about their birth plan, following weeks of speculation.
A brief statement released by Buckingham Palace reads: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.”
“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,” the statement continued.
“The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
The news comes following reports that Meghan has snubbed giving birth at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital – where the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has given birth to all three of her children.
Meghan and Harry recently moved into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, so it’s believed the pair are opting for a hospital much closer to home.
There are several hospitals near the town of Windsor, including Princess Margaret Hospital, King Edward VII Hospital, and Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.
Reports this week also suggested that Meghan would prefer to have a home birth like the Queen, who gave birth to her four children in Buckingham Palace/Clarence House.
The Duchess of Sussex is due to give birth at the end of this month, and it’s believed the couple will announce their baby’s arrival on their new Instagram account, @sussexroyal.