British reports revealed, on Monday, that the hospital, 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, the neighbor of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Montecito, gave birth to her daughter Daisy in hospital last August.
Built in the Spanish style, the hospital feels more like a home or a hotel than a hospital.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and the wife of Prince Harry, 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, Lillipet “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Rural Hospital in California, in the presence of Harry, according to the “Reuters” agency.
“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.