As Good Housekeeping points out, there's actually a much longer history of royal mothers having private births than public ones.
To the dismay of royal watchers around the world, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed on Thursday that they plan to welcome their first child-who happens to be due any day now-privately.
A source quoted by The Sun said the couple wanted a "more private" setting.
Prince Harry's decision to pick a young girl out of the crowd to help him officially open the Future Youth Zone has left royal fans convinced about the gender of his unborn baby.
Instead, Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, will likely have an official photocall a few days after the baby is born.
Many also applauded Meghan's decision not to pose for photographs hours after giving birth.
"They're still part of the royal family, they love being part of the royal family and all that comes with that, but I think it also gives them breathing room for things that aren't traditional", Gayle continued.
Harry and Meghan now live on the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, the residence of William and Kate. People seem to want dirt.
Richard Fitzwilliams told the Sun Online: "There will be a huge demand for photos and it may well be no coincidence that they have just opened an Instagram account".