British reports revealed, on Monday, that the hospital in California, which witnessed the birth of the baby of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, is a large non-profit institution founded in 1888 by a group of 50 women who supervise 2,400 births annually.
The hospital is located in downtown Santa Barbara in the US state of California, and is one of the closest hospitals to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s £11 million palace, located in Montecito, which is about 10 minutes’ drive away.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the cost of a natural birth exceeds 14 thousand US dollars, while the cost of a cesarean section is 28 thousand dollars.
She pointed out that Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s child, Lilibit, is one of the 2,400 children who were born in the hospital during the last period.
A local source said that the American singer, Katy Perry, a neighbor of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Montecito, gave birth to her daughter Daisy in the hospital last August.
Built in the Spanish style, the hospital feels more like home or a hotel than a hospital.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s wife, gave birth to their second child, which they named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother, Princess Diana, despite recent troubles with the royal family.
The family said in a statement, that the daughter, Lillipt “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Rural Hospital in California, in the presence of Harry, according to the agency “Reuters”.
“Lily is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, and her family name is Lilibit. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales,” the statement added.
For his part, the family spokesman said: “The mother and baby are in good condition, and they have returned home.”
Their first child, Archie, was born in 2019, and shortly afterwards Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle announced their abandonment of their royal status, as well as their royal titles, and said at the time that they wanted to be financially independent away from the royal palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently reside in the coastal city of Montecito, California.
The royal family in Britain was subjected to great pressure, after a video meeting with Prince Harry and his wife Megan, in which they revealed great negative aspects in the family that caused a stir in Britain.
In a previous interview, Prince Harry stated that the royal family boycotted him financially at the beginning of 2020, after he announced his plans to step back from his royal roles, but he was able to provide security for his family because of the money left by his mother.
Markle also revealed that a member of the royal family had “concerns” about the skin color of her unborn child, Archie.