Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Break Another Royal Tradition with Private Birth Plan


As Good Housekeeping points out, there's actually a much longer history of royal mothers having private births than public ones.

Will and his wife Kate Middleton followed suit decades later with all three of their own children and up until the Palace's announcement it was assumed that Harry and Meghan would do the same.

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.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019", the statement read".

Instead, Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, will likely have an official photocall a few days after the baby is born.

"[Meghan] was made aware that Kensington Palace and the royal family, that's not the way they do it with a big, flashy baby shower like the one she had in NYC", an insider told Us Weekly in March.

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".