So WHO did deliver Baby Archie? Aides refuse to name medical team

So WHO did deliver Baby Archie? Nearly a week on, Buckingham Palace aides refuse to reveal the names of a single member of the medical teamRefused to confirm that royal birth took place at London’s Portland Hospital Consultants and hospital are normally named on traditional proclamationOne favourite is Jeannie Yoon a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist By Charlotte Wace…


So WHO did deliver Baby Archie? Nearly a week on, Buckingham Palace aides refuse to reveal the names of a single member of the medical team

  • Refused to confirm that royal birth took place at London’s Portland Hospital 
  • Consultants and hospital are normally named on traditional proclamation
  • One favourite is Jeannie Yoon a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist

The cloak of secrecy shrouding the birth of the Royal baby on the orders of Meghan and Harry is completely unprecedented.

Nearly a week after Archie’s clandestine arrival, Buckingham Palace last night still refused to confirm that it took place at London’s Portland Hospital, or to release the name of a single member of the medical team.

One senior source even claimed that the doctors and midwives themselves had requested anonymity, which would be an inexplicable turn of events and in complete contrast to other Royal births.

‘It was the medical team’s request to remain private,’ said the source, while acknowledging it was also the ‘personal decision’ of the Duke and Duchess to keep those details from the public.

The consultants and their hospital would normally be named on the traditional proclamation posted on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.

Nearly a week after Archie’s clandestine arrival, Buckingham Palace last night still refused to confirm that it took place at London’s Portland Hospital, or to release the name of a single member of the medical team

Nearly a week after Archie’s clandestine arrival, Buckingham Palace last night still refused to confirm that it took place at London’s Portland Hospital, or to release the name of a single member of the medical team

In 2016, all 23 staff involved in the deliveries of Prince George and Princess Charlotte were publicly invited to a Royal garden party as a gesture of thanks.

But despite the ‘cover-up’, some candidates likely to have been chosen by Meghan to oversee her pregnancy and labour were emerging last night.

The Mail on Sunday revealed last month that Meghan had insisted on a team led by a female consultant, rather than the ‘men in suits’ – a reference to Royal obstetricians Guy Thorpe-Beeston and Alan Farthing.

One favourite, Miss Jeannie Yoon, 56, is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist based at the private Lister Hospital in Chelsea, who also delivers babies at the Portland

One favourite, Miss Jeannie Yoon, 56, is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist based at the private Lister Hospital in Chelsea, who also delivers babies at the Portland

One favourite, Miss Jeannie Yoon, 56, is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist based at the private Lister Hospital in Chelsea, who also delivers babies at the Portland. She began her specialist training in the NHS in 1986 and became a consultant in 2001, operating in entirely private practice since 2007. She is a Fellow of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

When approached by The Mail on Sunday on Friday at her home in North London, a smiling Miss Yoon said: ‘I’m not meant to make any comment at all, sorry. I’m not allowed to say anything at all.’

Another possibility was consultant Claire Mellon, 56, who has strong links with US fertility clinics and trained under Sir Marcus Setchell, the former Surgeon-Gynaecologist to the Royal Household.

The daughter of a diplomat, she was born in Copenhagen and is a trustee for charity Wellbeing Of Women, which raises funds for research into women’s health. She was unavailable for comment at her West London home yesterday.

Two other candidates suggested by medical sources were Dr Karen Joash, awarded the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Consultant of the Year 2019, and Muna Noori, a consultant obstetrician and specialist in maternal and fetal medicine.

Neither was available for comment yesterday.

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