Meghan and Harry made it clear that they wants to keep the details surrounding the birth private.
In a statement at the time, Buckingham Palace said: 'Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.'
Peter Bowen-Simpkins, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, said there are many reasons why a home birth may not have gone to plan for the Duchess.
He said: 'When you have your first baby you essentially have an 'untried pelvis'. You don't know what's going to happen when the body prepares for labour and birth.
'If a woman is on her second or subsequent baby and has had a normal delivery before then it's likely there wouldn't be any problem at all. But you don't know that's going to be the case until you have your first baby.'