'It's A Beautiful Setting': Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Planning Home Birth For Baby No. 2 In Their Montecito Mansion, Insider Reveals

Apr. 1 2021, Updated 11:37 a.m. ET

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are planning a home birth for baby No. 2 at their Montecito, Calif., estate, an insider told Page Six.

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The former actress — who revealed she is expecting a baby girl while chatting with Oprah Winfrey — originally wanted to give birth to Archie at her Frogmore Cottage home in the U.K., "but you know what they say about the best-laid plans," a source revealed. 

As a result, the 39-year-old was taken to The Portland Hospital in London, where she welcomed Archie on May 6, 2019.

“In the end, her doctors advised her to go to hospital and all she was interested in was about delivering Archie safely," the source noted.

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“But she has a beautiful home in California, it’s a beautiful setting to give birth to her baby girl," the insider divulged.

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The duo — who moved into their $14.5 million dollar mansion last year — revealed that they will not be expanding their brood going forward.

“A girl, you know, what more can you ask for? But now, you know, now we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great," Harry told Winfrey in an interview that aired on March 7.

One insider dished that Meghan will be taking maternity leave. 

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On February 14, Meghan and Harry announced the exciting news via social media. "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child," a spokesperson said.

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The lovebirds' friend Misan Harriman also uploaded a photo of the two of them outside. 

"Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news! #remoteshoot #shotonipad #shotbymisan," Harriman captioned the sweet photograph on Twitter. 

Source: Misan Harriman/Twitter

Since Meghan and Harry left the royal family and uprooted their life to California, "it's unclear" how "they will announce the birth or what that will look like," a source said. "This time around, they don’t have to adhere to the royal protocol.”

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