Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are parents for the second time. On Friday June 4, 2021, the 39-year-old former actress gave birth to a baby girl. The lovers shared the beautiful news only two days later, on Sunday, June 6, through a press release published on the Archewell Foundation website. Lili was born Friday, June 4 at 11:40 am under the care of doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. She weighs 7 lbs, 11 oz [the equivalent of 3.48 kg]. ‘child are both in good health and are settling at home, “we read. It is therefore at Santa Barbara Hospital in Los Angeles that Meghan Markle gave birth to her second child, which is only a ten-minute drive from her home.
A surprising choice since some observers had estimated that the mother of little Archie, who is just two years old, would have gone to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, known to welcome the stars, but located more than 140 km from her home. . The Duchess of Sussex therefore made the choice of practicality but also had every confidence in this establishment which gives birth to more than 2,500 babies each year.
Meghan Markle would have liked to be able to give birth at home
A few weeks ago, sources close to the royal family had indicated that Meghan Markle wanted to give birth at home, in the most natural way possible. A choice she already had for Archie’s birth, but her doctors had advised her to go to the hospital. For her second child, and while she is in very different living conditions, Prince Harry’s wife would have wanted to try her luck again and hoped to give birth at home. “She has a beautiful house in California, it is a beautiful setting to give birth to her baby girl,” a source assured. Only, once again, Meghan Markle’s plans may not have succeeded.
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