The royal family and it’s members always have their unique ways to do things. Well, it applies to announcing the pregnancy news as well.
Here are all the first royal pregnancy announcements compared to Meghan Markle’s first time ever.
The current sovereign announced her first pregnancy in 1948 with a remarkably vague message. It only explicitly addressed that she’d be taking time off from royal engagements. The statement read:-
“Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth will undertake no public engagements after the end of June”. She later gave birth to Prince Charles in November 1948.
Her Majesty’s only daughter had two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips. Their first child came in 1977, and their second child arrived in 1981.
Princess Anne broke tradition by giving birth in a hospital rather than in Buckingham Palace. In fact, she didn’t even gave her children any royal titles.
The Palace announced Princess Diana’s first pregnancy on November 5, 1981. It was less than four months after she married Prince Charles on July 29 that year.
At the time, she discussed the news with the press, which “set a new mark for informality”. The Princess of Wales gave birth to Prince William on June 21, 1982.
Sarah, Duchess of York, announced she was pregnant with her first child with then-husband Andrew in January 1988. According to some reports, she was in a helicopter flying when the news was announced.
A spokesperson said that Ferguson was in good health and that the royal family was “delighted” by the news. In August that year, she gave birth to Princess Beatrice.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
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Sophie and Prince Edward, who were married in 1999, announced they were expecting their first child with a traditional statement from the Palace. Their statement read as:-
“Their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex are very pleased to announce that the Countess of Wessex is expecting a baby in December”.
“Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Philip and members of both families are delighted with the news”.
In December 2012, a spokesperson from St. James’s Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their first child. The news came nearly a year and nine months after the couple married. Their statement read as:-
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her first child”.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news”.
Kensington Palace announced the news yesterday morning on social media with a statement saying:-
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019”.
“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world. They are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public”.