Harry and Meghan make major royal baby announcement

Carla Harmon
April 15, 2019

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghanannounced through Buckingham Palace that they meant to keep information about Baby Sussex's birth, including where the baby will be born, private.

Meghan Markle gave fans more insight about her pregnancy during her first joint engagement of the year with Prince Harry telling some her due date is in late April or early May. We're used to public births because of William and Kate, but Harry and Meghan's child is not in line to the throne, so they get to decide what they want to do. Having now taken a step back from public engagements ahead of the birth of her baby, Meghan will be spending her time nesting and getting to know her new neighbourhood.

"They wanted us to be invested in their love story, and we are, and part of that story is their baby being born".

The stance, along with rumours in general have gained special attention online, with netizens reposting the assumptions as well as eagerly speculating about whether a royal member, who lives largely on British taxpayers' money, is entitled to privacy around child birth. If so, she would not be the first royal to do so as Queen Elizabeth II did not give birth to any of her four children there nor did Sarah Ferguson.

The couple's decision to keep details of their baby's birth private, is not too dissimilar to that of Zara and Mike Tindall with their daughters Mia and Lena.

At 37, the source added that Meghan's age could hinder her at-home birth dreams, but she's determined to create new traditions for the Sussex family.

"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", the statement concluded.

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, there was also no confirmation about which hospital the couple have chosen to have their baby in.

Meghan and Harry's baby could arrive any day now. Possibly. After Prince Louis's birth, Kensington Palace tweeted about the state of mom Middleton and baby.

The royal couple have remained tight-lipped over the gender of their first child, but that hasn't stopped people from speculating - and the trip to Dagenham certainly fuelled the rumours of it being a girl.

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