With Meghan Markle due to give birth any day now, the palace has released an official statement about the upcoming arrival of the royal baby. Though we still don’t know specific details about the birth plan, other than what’s been speculated, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to do things differently than their family members did before them.
"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 statement from Buckingham Palace reads. "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."
Because the royal couple has made it clear that they’re hoping to retain a fair amount of privacy once their first born does arrive, we most certainly won’t be seeing Markle standing on the steps of a hospital for a photo call mere hours after giving birth, as her sister-in-law Kate Middleton and late mother-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales, did.
According to sources, Markle and Prince Harry will take part in a small photo op at Windsor Castle, where they were married, a few days after welcoming the royal baby. One reporter, one photographer, and one TV camera. They will likely do a birth announcement on their new Instagram account, too, which is guaranteed to break the Internet.
“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,” Royal correspondent Rebecca English wrote on Twitter.
And, honestly, who can blame them for wanting to enjoy those first few days with their precious baby without any distractions?