Meghan Markle broke royal tradition by not having Archie in the Lindo Wing as she wanted somewhere more ‘discreet’

MEGHAN Markle broke royal tradition when having Archie by choosing somewhere more 'discreet' to give birth.

The royal mums- including Kate Middleton – had been giving birth in the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital London before stepping out for a photo on the hospital steps.

According to the new royal biography Finding Freedom, "Meghan never considered giving birth at St. Mary's Hospital in London, where Kate delivered all three of her children."

And instead, authors of the book, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durrand, revealed the Duchess of Sussex wanted to deliver somewhere "more discreet," and choose London's Portland Hospital.

The late Princess Diana started the tradition by having both William and Harry in the Lindo wing, and before that royals – including the Queen -often gave birth at home.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, followed in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law and stepped out publicly as a family on the hospital steps just hours after giving birth.

At the time of Archie's arrival in May 2018, the Sussex's never confirmed where he was born, but his birth certificate was later made public, revealing the hospital.

But unlike with the Cambridges and other royal babies, the public didn't get a glimpse of the new royal until a few days later.

Harry and Meghan decided to wait and introduce Archie with an intimate photo call at Windsor Castle and made their official debut as a family of three with just two photographers, one agency reporter, and three video cameras present.

Since Archie was born last year, he has only been snapped a handful of times.

Harry and Meghan stepped away from royal duties earlier this year and made the move to LA for a more private life.

In other royal news, we told you that Meghan has a "lawnmower" style of parenting, while Kate is a "lighthouse."

And the 8 most iconic Royal tiaras from Princess Beatrice to Kate Middleton – plus the rules for wearing one.

Plus Meghan has had a hotel suite named after – and it comes with a butler.

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