PUBLISHED: 08:26, Tue, Sep 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:27, Tue, Sep 8, 2020
Meghan Markle, 39, removed herself from the limelight during the final stages of her pregnancy with Archie Harrison in spring 2019. While details about Meghan's pregnancy were kept secret from the public, as is the norm with Royal Family members, book Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand has shed new light on how Meghan spent her final weeks in the lead up to Archie's arrival.
Meghan and Prince Harry were living at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor at the time where the Duchess was joined by her mother Doria Ragland and received visits from close friends ahead of Archie's birth on May 6.
Mr Scobie and Ms Durand write: "Meghan's spirits were buoyed by the visits of close friends, including Daniel, who arrived at the cottage on April 6 to find Meghan 'incredibly calm and just enjoying the last days of her bump.'
"Harry and Meghan cooked for the makeup artist - with Harry doing most of the work in the kitchen.
"'There was no nervousness, and she and Harry seemed so happy at the new house', he said."
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Meghan Markle pregnant: Meghan craved 'healthy snacks' during final days of pregnancy (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle pregnant: Meghan welcomed visits from close friends at Frogmore in the weeks ahead of giving birth (Image: GETTY)
The book continues: "Doria arrived at Frogmore on April 16 to help out as her daughter's due date of April 28 neared."
According to the authors, a very pregnant Meghan didn't crave junk food but enjoyed healthy snacks instead.
They write: "While it was a comfort to have her mum with her, Harry was constantly looking after his wife as well, making sure she was physically comfortable and getting her snacks.
"Guacamole and crudités was as close as she got to junk food."
Meghan Markle pregnant: Meghan is said to have snacked on raw vegetables and guacamole in the final days of pregnancy (Image: GETTY)
The authors added: "Not because she doesn't like it;