Meghan Markle's birth plan may revive an old royal tradition

Carla Harmon
December 3, 2018

"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 palace said in statement on Twitter.

It was later reported by The Sun that Kate was left upset after a "stressful" dress fitting with Princess Charlotte, which did not go according to Meghan's demands.

Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to their home at Anmer Hall to spend the holidays at Prince Charles' request.

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, admitted that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding was so moving that she was brought to tears.

News of the Sussexes' upcoming move also came recent reports of "tension" between William and Harry.

A senior royal aide said: "Kate had a quiet word with Meghan".

Despite the royal drama, Fergie was thrilled to be there on Prince Harry's big day and couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with joy as she thought of how Princess Diana would have reacted to Harry's new wife.

There's a lot of talk about the differences in style when it comes to the two royals.

Given that the Sussexes will be living at Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle by the time Meghan gives birth, sources have alluded that the couple may be looking into another hospital which is more local.

They also claimed Harry "felt William wasn't rolling out the red carpet for Meghan".

"The fact is simply are they want privacy away from onlookers and paparazzi", one royal watcher said.

A close friend of Mr Markle told the Daily Express: "Thomas is of the opinion, 'What's next? What I'd say is that there's so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that - and I think Meghan can maximise her impact for others, as well her own happiness, if she's doing something that resonates with her personally". Or at least that is what Kensington Palace claims!

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