Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing things their own way. On Thursday, April 11, they announced that any plans regarding the arrival of their first child will be kept a secret until after their baby is born.
”Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The duke and duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family,” a statement released by Buckingham Palace read.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby,” the message concluded.
By not releasing any details about their royal baby’s arrival, Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, have decided to shy away from royal tradition. When Kate Middleton welcomed her three kids — Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 11 months — she debuted them to the world within hours after their births. But now that we know Harry and Meghan are keeping their baby’s arrival private, it’s unlikely that they will follow tradition like Kate, also 37, and Prince William, 36.
“The biggest battle is where Meghan will give birth,” a source previously Heat. “She is a huge advocate of home births, but British royals are expected to give birth at the Lindo wing of St. Mary’s hospital in London.” Apparently, Meghan has already decided where she’ll deliver her baby and, according to the source, “it’s unlike anything the royal family has ever seen.”
“She wants to break with tradition in so many ways — she wants to reflect the modern woman and has had enough of the pressure on her to adhere to tired conventions,” the insider noted. “Her royal minders have to remind her that she represents Britain not only her own interests but Meghan will not be deterred.”