UPDATE: Meghan gives birth to a baby boy
Cape Town – As her due date nears, rumours that Meghan may break a 4-decade royal tradition are rife.
According to Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex is planning to give birth to her and Prince Harry's first child at a maternity unit nearer to Windsor – where she and Harry will be moving to any day now.
The late Princess Diana broke royal tradition when she chose not to give birth to both her children at home and rather in the comfort of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, followed suit with the birth of her and Prince William's three children – Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and 11-month-old Prince Louis.
The new report states that Meghan and Harry want to avoid as much stress as possible, prompting them to choose a different location.
A source told The Sun UK that another reason Meghan does not want to give girth at St Mary's is because she "doesn’t want to copy what Kate did".
The source added: "Harry and Meghan realise there is intense public interest, but this baby is not a direct heir to the throne and they want the birth to be as private as possible.
"Meghan is nervous about complications such as an emergency Caesarean and doesn’t want the pressure of having to look immaculate on the hospital steps just hours later. Like any anxious first-time mum, she’s worried about the birth itself."
Meanwhile, Hello! has reported that Meghan will give birth at either the Lindo Wing or at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, which is nearer to Windsor.
While the location of the royal baby's arrival has not yet been confirmed, Express UK has shared details of Meghan's birthing plan.
According to the site the former actress "is determined it will be a totally natural experience and she's insisting absolutely no pain relief".