Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce they will be keeping the birth of their baby private

Meghan Markle is about to give birth any day now, but you won’t see her and Prince Harry straight after the birth to announce their happy news.
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Meghan Markle is about to give birth any day now, but you won’t see her and Prince Harry straight after the birth to announce their happy news.

Instead, the public will have to wait a little longer to see a glimpse of their royal baby and hear all the details – as they want to celebrate privately first.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans via Buckingham Palace.


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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry plan to keep the birth of their baby private

“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,” reads the statement.

“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.”

When Harry’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton gave birth she posed just hours afterwards outside the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

However, Harry and Meghan will break with tradition and will instead host a ‘photo call’ at Windsor Castle, as they reportedly that announcing the birth straight away with pictures of the Duchess and baby was too much like a “goldfish bowl”.

What’s more, rumours are swirling that Meghan is likely to give birth at the couple’s Frogmore Cottage or a nearby hospital.

“[A home birth] is her favoured choice,” a source tells People. “But it obviously depends on how things are nearer the time.”

Meghan won’t be the first royal to give birth at home. In fact, the Royal Family has a long history of women successfully giving birth at home.

The Queen was born at her grandparent’s home in 1926, and then gave birth to Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace or Clarence House.

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Birthing a baby can be a long and strenuous activity. There’s a lot of noise, commotion and your calm birth plan often goes out the window along with your dignity.

The latest data shows that planned home birth rates have increased in recent years, but a giving birth in a hospital is still the preferred method of bringing a baby into the world.

In 2010, 96.9 per cent of women gave birth in hospitals, 2.2 per cent at birth centres. Only 0.9 per cent of women planned home birth or unexpectedly gave birth at home.

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