Meghan Markle is breaking royal protocol again, a new report claims, this time by using her own doctors for the birth of her and Prince Harry's royal baby in lieu of Queen Elizabeth's trusted team of medical professionals.
The Daily Mail reports that Markle, 37, appointed her own female-led team of doctors for her delivery, with a source alleging the former "Suits" starlet said she doesn't want "the men in suits" overseeing the birth of her child.
"Meghan said she doesn’t want the men in suits. She was adamant that she wanted her own people. It did leave a few of us a little baffled," a source told The Daily Mail.
A second insider said, "It is slightly surprising. These people [the queen’s doctors] are the best of the best and when it comes down to it, their role would actually be very limited in the birth itself, assuming all goes to plan."
Another insider defended the Duchess of Sussex.
"Above all, this is her birth, her baby, and she must do whatever feels right for her," the third source said. "How could anyone judge her for that?"
Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston, the royal households gynecologists, were on hand for the births of Kate Middleton and Prince William's three children, and also attended the births of Princess Diana and Princess Anne. Farthing and Thorpe-Beeston reportedly don't charge a fee for their services, meaning Markle's option may cost thousands of dollars.
Markle reportedly won't give birth at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, opting instead for a hospital closer to her and Prince Harry's new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
Markle is currently on maternity leave.
Her and Prince Harry's bundle of joy is due at the end of April or early May.