While there has been much anticipation from fans surrounding the birth of Baby Sussex, the couple has chosen to stay quiet about their plans for the arrival of the baby.
On Wednesday Buckingham Palace released a statement from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, explaining the couple will be keeping the birth of their child private.
They will not pose for pictures outside a hospital, which has been a long-standing tradition. However, it is not a required royal protocol. Her Majesty’s former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, previously hinted the decision to snub the tradition could be down to “bitter lessons”. And that, they were learnt when Prince George was born in 2013.
Appearing on Yahoo UK‘s ‘The Royal Box’ earlier this month, Arbiter explained:-
“There is a royal household medical team and they will be brought in. But, at the end of the day, they are going to decide based on when the baby is due. Or what time Meghan has got to go to the hospital. Well, this means the birth can be much more private as media won’t be made aware of the birth until the last possible moment”.
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Arbiter then, went on to explain that Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace “learnt bitter lessons when Prince George was born”. He said: “The media were camping outside the Lindo Wing, Paddington for about six or seven weeks. It was disrupting the hospital, ambulances and people who wanted to into the hospital”.
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Somehow, the things changed over time.
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When Prince Louis was born last year, security ‘laid down the law’, according to Arbiter. It insisted that no one could be outside waiting until Kate had actually arrived at the hospital. In the statement released from Harry and Meghan, it stated the couple “has taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private”.
With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan recently moving to Windsor, it’s understood the mother-to-be will give birth at the nearby Frimley Park hospital. However, it has also been claimed that Meghan may opt for a home birth. She might be going back to a previous tradition followed by the Queen.