The exciting news has fuelled much conversation about which traditions the Queen’s granddaughter will follow. One of the subjects of debate is whether Beatrice will opt for a home birth or whether she will pick a specific hospital.
Royal expert Marlene Koenig has weighed in on the subject, suggesting the final decision will follow a discussion between Beatrice and her obstetrician-gynecologist.
She pointed out that the Portland Hospital for Women and Children, a private maternity hospital in London, could be Beatrice’s preferred choice.
Ms Koenig told Express.co.uk: “You do not have to be a Princess to give birth at home, but that would be a decision between Beatrice and her OB/GYN.
“She and Eugenie were born at the Portland hospital, which is where Eugenie have birth to August as well.
“I would not be surprised if Beatrice follows suit and has her baby at the Portland.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison, was also born at Portland Hospital.
According to royal biography Finding Freedom, Meghan and Harry were, at first, considering a home birth.
At the time, the couple were based at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
However, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand explained how the couple later changed their minds.