Sarah Ferguson refused to follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps of giving birth at St. Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing in 1988.

At that time, the Duchess of York gave birth to Princess Beatrice at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in Central London. This decision made Ferguson the first member of the royal family to give birth in a non-National Health Service hospital.

In the YouTube documentary “Sarah Ferguson: Duchess of York,” it was revealed that Ferguson’s choice of hospital is American-owned and entirely private. St. Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing, on the other hand, offers world-renowned maternity services, a private pediatric service, hotel services, and more.

Princess Diana was the first member of the royal family to give birth at this facility. She welcomed Prince William and Prince Harry in 1982 and 1984, respectively, at the hospital.

Kate Middleton also followed in Princess Diana’s footsteps when she gave birth to Prince George in 2013, Princess Charlotte in 2015, and Prince Louis in 2018 at the Lindo Wing.

As of late, it is still unclear whether or not Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will choose the same facility when the Duchess of Sussex gives birth in the Spring. There are rumors suggesting that Markle may give birth at Frimley Park Hospital, which is a 30-minute drive from Frogmore Cottage.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, delivered her two children, Lady Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn at the maternity unit in Surrey.

There are also some speculations that Markle may go for homebirth in April.

Meanwhile, Ferguson’s documentary also featured charming footage of Prince Andrew arriving at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in Central London after Ferguson gave birth. He had flowers in his hand. A reporter asked the Duke of York why he seemed nervous that morning, and he joked that he was worried because he went to his dentist.

Two years later, Prince Andrew and Ferguson returned to the American-owned facility to welcome Princess Eugenie.