Since October last year, the whole world has been captivated by one topic, and one topic only: Meghan Markle’s pregnancy.
Along the way, her, along with a few insiders, have sprinkled some tip and tricks on how the Duchess of Sussex has managed to maintain her glowing aura she’s renowned for. From 4.30am meditation rituals, to budget-friendly au naturel skincare products, and her love for veganism, it’s safe to say that Meghan’s pregnancy has been pretty darn clean.
Now, in a new report from People, a friend has revealed that Meghan’s healthy “California roots” will be continuing post-pregnancy and will even influence how she wants to raise the royal baby.
“She’s being mindful of what she puts in her body and on her skin and even her at-home cleaning supplies,” the source explained.
“She’s hyper aware of what she’s using. She’s looking for natural things.”
Although her and her royal baby could literally have access to anything at the click of a button, it seems that she wants to keep things as simple and homemade as possible.
“She eats cleaner, and she’ll probably make her own baby food,” the friend said. “It’s going to be clean living for this baby.”
What her “California roots” clean diet involves
On her former blog The Tig (now obsolete), she revealed her favourite way to kick-start her morning is with a mug of hot water and lemon for digestion, along with a bowl of steel-cut oats topped fruit and drizzled with manuka honey.
Lunch and dinner
Although healthy 95 per cent of the time, she has admitted she loves to treat herself to an indulgent lunch every now and then – where hot chips need to make an appearance.
“It’s its own food group for me,” she explained. Same, girl, same.
But when fries aren’t on the cards, Meghan tries to stick to a gluten-free and vegan diet during the week, and tends to favour a heavier lunch and lighter dinner.
“I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends,” Meghan said in an interview with Best Health in 2015.
In an interview on the Today Show, Meghan shared her favourite green juice recipe – a juice she claims is so good that it beats coffee.
“If I blend some apple, kale, spinach, lemon, and ginger in my Vitamix in the morning and bring it to work, I always find that sipping on that is a much better boost than a cup of espresso.” Hmmm, we’ll see about that.
While Meghan’s held off from the alcohol during her pregnancy, she’s does love a good vino here and there.
“Of course I’m going to have that glass of wine – it’s delicious and I enjoy it. Do the things you enjoy within reason. Know your body and what works for you and you’ll be fine,” Markle told Best health.
The arrival of the royal baby
During an official visit in January 2019, Meghan hinted that she’s due at the end of April, meaning that the royal family could have a new addition very soon.
Meghan and Harry are reportedly leaving Kensington Palace for their new residence in Windsor at Frogmore Cottage, which has been renovated to the couple’s specifications in time for the little bubs.