Although there were many expectations from royal fans about the birth of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the couple chose to stay with their plans for the arrival of the baby.
On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace published a statement by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, explaining that the couple will keep the birth of their child private and will not pose for photos outside a hospital, which is a long tradition, but no requirement is royal protocol.
The Queen’s former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, previously hinted that the decision to ignore the tradition could be the result of “bitter lessons” learned when Prince George was born in 2013.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have chosen to keep the birth of their first child private.
Earlier this month, on “The Royal Box” from Yahoo UK, Arbiter stated that no media will be aware that Meghan is working until “she is in the hospital.”
“There is a medical team from a royal house and they will be brought in, but eventually they will decide when the baby is ready, what time Meghan should go to the hospital,” he said. .
This means that the birth can be much more private, because media will not be informed of the birth until the last possible moment.
The arbitrator went on to explain that Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace “learned bitter lessons when Prince George was born.”
“The media camped outside the Lindo wing, Paddington for about six or seven weeks,” he continued. “It disrupted the hospital, disrupted ambulances, disrupted people who wanted to go for treatment or a visit to the hospital.”
When Prince Louis was born last year, “he laid down the law,” according to Arbiter, insisting that no one could wait outside until the Duchess of Cambridge actually arrived at the hospital.
The couple will reportedly welcome their child in a hospital close to their new home in Windsor.
In the statement released earlier this week by Harry and Meghan, it stated that the couple “had made a personal decision to keep the plans for their baby’s arrival private”.
Harry, 34 and Meghan, 37, who recently moved to Windsor, understand that the former Suits actress will give birth in the nearby hospital in Frimley Park.
However, it is also claimed Meghan can choose a home birth, going back to a previous traditional followed by the queen.