Meghan Markle standing with Prince Harry, plans to have her child born at home.photo credit:Commons Wikimedia
Meghan Markle standing with Prince Harry, plans to have her child born at home.photo credit:Commons Wikimedia

The luxury private hospital where Meghan is believed to have given birth offers new parents a ‘celebration meal’ complete with champagne, lobster and foie gras.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, was reported to have wanted a home birth after rejecting a stay at the Lindo Wing where the Duchess of Cambridge famously posed with her three newborns.

But more than a week overdue, The Mail was told she was forced to have Baby Sussex in hospital – most likely at The Portland in central London.

The Portland’s childbirth packages start from £15,000 and can cost up to £20,000.

Other famous mothers who have had their babies there include Victoria Beckham, Liz Hurley and Jools Oliver.

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York also gave birth to Princess Eugenie and Beatrice there.

Meghan originally wanted a home birth, but being more than a week overdue she was forced to give birth in hospital - most likely The Portland in central London (exclusive suite pictured)

Meghan originally wanted a home birth, but being more than a week overdue she was forced to give birth in hospital – most likely The Portland in central London (exclusive suite pictured)

Staff offer 24-hour room service in their lavish labour suites, which come complete with Molton Brown toiletries and four-poster cots.

New parents are offered a meal to celebrate the safe delivery of their child, with a menu that boasts lobster, oysters, foie gras, champagne and afternoon tea options – all served on silver platters.

Extended stays The Portland can rack up bills of £1,800 a night, a far cry from Frimley Park NHS Hospital in Surrey where Meghan and Harry were rumoured to have gone if her hopes of a home birth were dashed.

While Frimley Park was rated good, with some outstanding aspects, by the Care Quality Commission, it can’t compete with the luxury ‘goodie bags’ new mothers are handed when they leave The Portland.

These include an invitation to a professional mother and baby photoshoot, more champagne and luxury toys, according to The Sun.

At The Portland, babies are treated to £3,500 Moses baskets designed by luxury furniture brand Dragons of Walton Street, as well as £14,000 four-poster Little Duchess cot (pictured)

New parents are offered champagne when their babies have been successfully delivered

New parents are offered a meal to celebrate the safe delivery of their child, with a menu that boasts lobster, oysters, foie gras, champagne and afternoon tea options (pictured) - all served on silver platters

New parents are offered a meal to celebrate the safe delivery of their child, with a menu that boasts lobster, oysters, foie gras, champagne and afternoon tea options (pictured) – all served on silver platters

The Portland's childbirth packages start from £15,000 and can cost up to £20,000

The Portland’s childbirth packages start from £15,000 and can cost up to £20,000

There are reported to be 50 full-time midwives and nursery nurses on duty at all times, happy to change nappies and ‘check in’ on newborns while their exhausted parents try to get some sleep.

Babies are treated to £3,500 Moses baskets designed by luxury furniture brand Dragons of Walton Street, as well as £14,000 four-poster Little Duchess cot.

It is not known whether Meghan was induced but sources say she remained there overnight before her baby was born at 5.26am on Monday morning, with an elated Prince Harry at her side.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment but sources confirmed to the Mail that a hospital delivery had taken place.

It is understood Meghan’s mother Doria went with Harry and her daughter to the hospital overnight.

Within hours of becoming new parents the three returned to the couple’s new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

Extended stays The Portland can rack up bills of £1,800 a night, a far cry from Frimley Park NHS Hospital in Surrey where Meghan was rumoured to have gone if her hopes of a home birth were dashed.

Extended stays The Portland can rack up bills of £1,800 a night, a far cry from Frimley Park NHS Hospital in Surrey where Meghan was rumoured to have gone if her hopes of a home birth were dashed.

Meghan was previously rumoured to have her eye on Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey (pictured) if her hopes of a home birth were dashed. The NHS hospital was rated good in its last inspection

Meghan was previously rumoured to have her eye on Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey (pictured) if her hopes of a home birth were dashed. The NHS hospital was rated good in its last inspection

Prince Harry, 34, then announced the birth yesterday afternoon in a beaming address in Windsor.

He said: ‘I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.

‘How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.’

Asked if they had any names yet, he said: ‘Still thinking about names. The baby is a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.

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