Duchess Meghan Markle has chosen not to give birth at the London hospital where many royal babies, including her husband – Britain’s Prince Harry – were born, shunning a four-decade royal tradition.
Reports in the British media said that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, who married last year, are expecting their first child this spring, opted not to give birth at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, favoured by British royalty since 1977.
Meghan, 37, has opted for a maternity hospital closer to their new home in the ancient town of Windsor.
The child will be seventh in line to the British throne, though the birth is set to grab headlines across the globe.
Princess Diana gave birth to Prince Harry at St Mary’s in 1984 and Duchess Kate, the wife of Prince Harry’s elder brother William, gave birth to all three of her children, George, Charlotte and Louis, there.