• Meghan Markle chose a female-founded hospital for her second delivery
  • Markle and Prince Harry had a "big" security team when they welcomed their daughter on June 4
  • Dr. Melissa Drake oversaw Markle's care with remote support from the U.K. doctor who oversaw the care during Archie's birth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry prioritized security and privacy when they welcomed her daughter last week and were able to "enjoy the birth in peace," according to a report.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their baby girl and the younger sister of son Archie, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4. Markle gave birth at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, which is close to their home in Montecito, California, People reported.

"They looked at several hospitals before they settled on the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital," an unnamed source told the outlet. "Meghan loves that it's female-founded."

Dr. Melissa Drake oversaw the care of the duchess, with Dr. Gowri Motha in the U.K. providing support remotely. Motha oversaw the care during Archie's birth at London's Portland Hospital in 2019.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital has a state-of-the-art childbirth center and offers a family-centered individualized approach to birth. For her second delivery, Markle was under no pressure to introduce her daughter to the world through a public press conference and shared the news two days after giving birth.

"Security and privacy were also priorities. They had a big security team that the hospital needed to accommodate," the insider said.

"Meghan and Harry are both very thankful for how smoothly things went. They could enjoy the birth in peace," the tipster added.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will both take a 20-week paid parental leave in keeping with the policy of their Archewell Foundation, People reported.

The couple still has ongoing projects, including an upcoming docuseries for Netflix on Prince Harry's Invictus Games and the release of Markle's children's book, "The Bench." But for now, Prince Harry and Markle reportedly want to focus on their family.

"Meghan and Harry are taking time off to focus on their family. They want to have a long summer break together as a family," the tipster added.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Markle recently hit back at a report by the BBC claiming Queen Elizabeth II was not consulted before they bestowed the monarch's nickname Lilibet on their daughter.

The BBC said it received a legal letter from the couple's lawyers at Schillings calling the report "false and defamatory." The letter was also sent to other U.K. broadcasters and publishers warning them that the allegations within the article "should not be repeated."

A spokesperson for the Sussexes also said in a statement to multiple outlets, “The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact his grandmother was the first family member he called. During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage