Tuesday, July 16

What’s in store for Meghan and Harry after royal baby



Like any parents-to-be, Prince Harry and Meghan are busy preparing for their life-changing new arrival.

And while the royal couple won’t exactly have the money worries some face with their first baby, they’ll still have many of the same hopes and fears as any new mum and dad.

So, with Baby Sussex expected to arrive in a matter of days, royal sources say they are now busy concentrating on practicing birthing techniques and preparing themselves for some sleepless nights ahead.

Those sleepless nights will be taking place in Frogmore Cottage, newly renovated for a reported £3million, in the grounds of Windsor Castle where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married last year.

Since they announced their happy news to the world last October during their royal tour of Australia – with Harry saying: We couldn’t think of a better place the world has been buzzing with excitement for the new baby.

So as Harry and Meghan ready themselves, we take look behind the scenes of what’s likely to be in store for the newest member of the royal family and what the parents can expect from country life.

The mum-to-be has broken a four-decade royal tradition by deciding against the hospital where Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth.

She and Harry decided to shun the posh Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. Instead it’s understood super-fit Meghan is aiming to have a home birth.

However, as it will be her first baby and she is 37 she also has a Plan B of another private maternity unit nearby. This is rumoured to be the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London or Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.

The former actress has been very keen to have holistic birth and has been spotted at an upmarket wellness centre called Ilapothecary in Kensington.

The couple spent two-and-a-half hours at the London centre which offers a range of workshops and homeopathic treatment and teaches breathing and massage techniques.

The store also sells products which counteract the stresses of modern living, environmental and digital pollution, mental stress and body fatigue, though the pair left the store empty-handed.

A royal source said: It’s very in keeping with Meghan’s holistic outlook on life and everything is geared towards the wellbeing of mother and baby.

Harry and Meghan have just given up the lease on a four-bedroom, £2.5m mansion in Oxfordshire where they entertained friends George and Amal Clooney.

As mum and dad are both advocates of keeping fit and healthy, they’ll be sure to instil good habits in their offspring.

Meghan’s mum Doria is teaches yoga and the Duchess has even converted former wildman Harry to the healing powers of the practice. It could be a way to meet like-minded parents, too.

No doubt Diana’s parenting will have had an influence on Harry, who wanted him to have as much as a normal upbringing as possible.

She took Harry and brother William to theme parks and was always a source of great fun as well as trying to keep them out of the spotlight as much as possible.

Meghan has credited her mother Doria’s laid back approach as being a great source of inspiration and also spoke of their deep friendship.

Meghan and Harry are also recruiting a nanny to help with the baby, with the Duchess said to have told recruiters she favours an American over a Brit.

he couple have also said they don’t mind a female or a male nanny – which could lead to two royal firsts.

Prince Charles is well versed in having three grandchildren thanks to William and Kate and Camilla has often said how wonderful he is with them.

Then there’s the great-grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, who will no doubt be overjoyed at the new arrival.