Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are eager to get Baby Sussex out of the limelight. So much so that they are renovating a 10-room property on the grounds of Windsor Estate. And while it is not uncommon for Royals to keep their little children out of the limelight (even Prince William and Kate Middleton do), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could break an important royal tradition after the firstborn's arrival in the spring.
Meghan Markle's Birth Plan
In the royal family, it is not uncommon for women to give birth and then introduce their baby to the public hours later. Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and even Princess Anne have set out to pursue the births of their children. But like many other things in her new royal life, Meghan Markle could deviate from the path of tradition. The Duchess of Sussex may not even give birth in the same hospital as the royal women.
Will Meghan Markle be born at St. Mary's Hospital in London?
It is no secret that Meghan Markle is working out her own place in the royal family. While following a royal protocol, the Duchess of Sussex continues to break the tradition and stifling old rules. A typical example: she could not deliver her firstborn in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital like so many royal women (including her deceased mother-in-law, Princess Diana).
Instead, some believe the newest king could bring their baby closer to the new home of the Sussex Frogmore Cottage family in Windsor. She might even welcome her baby in at her home. Rumor has it that the Duchess of Sussex was considering a home birth.
No public introduction
After the birth of royal babies, their mothers and fathers usually take a photo session on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital Lindo Wing before heading home. However, if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decide to give birth to their son or daughter in Windsor rather than London (especially if they choose a home birth in front of a hospital), we would not be able to meet the baby prince or princess immediately.
Upon the arrival of the royal king, the public is informed of a new prince or princess with an official post outside Buckingham Palace. Upon the arrival of Prince Louis, a framed message was posted outside the palace, and about a week later, Kensington Palace brought the message of his official name over to Twitter.
Privacy for Sussex Baby
Despite their role in the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hope that their children will live a normal life. They plan to raise Baby Sussex in the countryside, where he or she will have plenty of room to walk around, play and grow, without the constant threat of paparazzi and media attention. In addition, they hope to divert their son or daughter (and any other children they may have) from the royal duties – so much so that they are considering refusing an official royal title for Baby Sussex.
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