Royal baby: Duchess Meghan’s ‘private’ birth plan revealed

By Zach Harper

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have released new details of the birth plan for Baby Sussex, whose arrival is expected sometime this month. In a statement released by the palace on Thursday (April 11), it was revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are opting to keep details around their plan private.

“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.”

This means unlike Prince William and Duchess Kate, we won’t know where Meghan will give birth in advance. Kate opted to have all three of her children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – in the Lindo Wing of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital.

Duchess Kate and Prince William with Prince George outside the Lindo Wing in 2013. Photo: © Getty Images

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There have been many rumours about where Meghan will give birth as April has continued. Some seem convinced she will have a home birth, like the Queen did with Princess Anne. Others have suggested she will have Baby Sussex at Surrey’s Frimley Park Hospital, where Sophie, Countess of Wessex, gave birth to her two children.

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It’s also unknown whether Meghan and Harry will pose with the newborn after the child comes into the world. William and Kate followed Princess Diana and Prince Charles in doing so on the steps of the Lindo Wing, but right now nothing is for sure about whether we will see Baby Sussex just after their birth. It’s just as likely the proud parents could pose with their new arrival on Instagram, or opt not to do so altogether. Palace spokespeople would not comment on any of that speculation, nor around that surrounding where the birth will take place, according to Town & Country.

Last week, our sister publication HELLO! UK confirmed Harry and Meghan had officially moved out of Kensington Palace into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The two have reportedly been settling in quite well ahead of Baby Sussex’s, and have even set up a huge vegetable garden, where they’re able to make their meals farm-to-table.

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