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12 Things Meghan Markle Will Have to Deal With as a Pregnant Royal


Now that Meghan Markle is expecting her first child with Prince Harry, things are about to get more intense for the Duchess of Sussex. The next nine months won't be anything like a typical pregnancy. Since she's carrying a potential (although unlikely) heir, there's a long list of outdated rules and decorum she must follow. While some are pretty crummy (no baby showers!), others are actually kind of awesome (a wine list in the delivery room?). Below, everything Meghan has to look forward to during her royal pregnancy.

1. A serious team of medical professionals will be at her beck and call.

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Giving birth to a royal baby is taken very seriously at the palace. When Kate Middleton was pregnant with Prince George, she had a whopping team of 20 medical professionals on call 24/7. The team of doctors, nurses, and midwives would check in on Kate every month, and for the last three months of her pregnancy, had to abstain from traveling and even drinking in case Kate suddenly gave birth. There were even backup doctors and backup midwives in case anything happened to the "main" ones. “We had a huge team," Professor Tiong Ghee Teo told People. "Anything that could possibly go wrong, we had a team of people behind each specialty. Everyone was sworn to secrecy.”