The Duchess of Sussex reportedly chooses a female-led team of doctors to deliver her baby

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From Harper's BAZAAR

There are only a few weeks to go before the Duchess of Sussex's due date - and it seems there are going to be a few breaks from royal tradition.

While the Queen has a specialist and very highly regarded team of gynaecologists on-hand to deliver royal babies, Meghan has reportedly chosen to appoint her own.

Royal Household gynaecologists Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston attended the births of all William and Kate's children. However, the Duchess of Sussex reportedly doesn't want "men in suits" to deliver her firstborn, according to The Daily Mail. Fair enough.

Having allegedly politely declined the services of Farthing and Thorpe-Beeston as lead physicians, Meghan and Harry have apparently chosen a female doctor to oversee the birth of their first child. However, royal protocol is royal protocol, and the Queen's doctors can't be excluded from the birth all together.

Instead, while the female doctor will lead the delivery of the baby, the Queen's team will still be around ready to step in should there be any complications during the birth.

It's also previously been reported that Meghan has declined to give birth at the Lindo Wing, which is famously where Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were all born. Instead, it's believed that she's chosen a private hospital near their new home of Frogmore House in Windsor, but nothing has been confirmed.

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