This is what Harry and Meghan fans have been waiting for!
Since Harry and Meghan first announced their pregnancy, the world has been eager to learn every detail about Baby Sussex. And while Harry and Meghan are appear very casual and open to their fans, they’ve remained quite tightlipped on the subject of their little one.
The royal mums that have gone before Meghan (specifically Princess Di and Kate Middleton) were also pretty private about all things surrounding their little ones, however, they each offered very public moments to fans and paparazzi once their little ones arrived. Many people are familiar with the famous photoshoots that happened just hours after the delivery outside the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. While Diana and Kate had entertained fans so publicly, fans couldn’t help but hope Meghan would do the same.
But those who follow Meghan know that she is far more private and unconventional in terms of Royal practices than her sister-in-law, Kate. Up until now, it’s been humored that Meghan, an American commoner, will likely not offer press a photoshoot hours after delivering her first born. And with the couple having just moved from Kensington to Windsor, it’s likely that they won’t delivery at the Lindo Wing either. The Royals must have gotten word of the rumors surrounding their delivery process, because on April 11th, they released specific instructions to fans and the press.
The Royal Communications team announced via Twitter the media facilities ahead of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be kept private. The announcement confirmed the couple have made the decision to keep all things surrounding the birth private, however, they will be offering photographs a couple days after Baby arrives as they would like the “opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
The announcement also confirmed that palace will also announce when the Duchess of Sussex is in labor. Meghan and Harry will then likely announce their baby’s arrival on their new Instagram account, @sussexroyal. This is exciting as Kate’s labor was not officially announced by staff.
The statement, released by Buckingham Palace, also thanked people for their well-wishes in the lead up to the impending birth. The statement 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 palace would not confirm whether the couple was planning on having their baby at their new home at Frogmore Cottage or in a nearby hospital. However, it is very unlikely Meghan will give follow in Kate and Diana’s footsteps and deliver her baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital.
These revealed plans is thrilling to so many because fans will have a chance to know exactly when the Duchess is heading into labor. Not only that, but Harry and Meghan will be offering a genuine at-home shoot with their newborn! This is perhaps the most thrilling as Kate’s first pictures were after the birth on the steps of the hospital, while Meghan’s will likely be more intimate. I am so excited and I can’t wait to hear more!
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