Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced their official birth plan ahead of the arrival of their first child and there are quite a few changes from the way things have been done in the past.
“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,” a statement released Thursday from Kensington Palace read. The royal couple’s first child will arrive sometime spring 2019, per Fox News. (RELATED: Celebrate Prince William’s Birthday With Unforgettable Shots Of Kate Middleton [SLIDESHOW])
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“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,” it added. “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.” (RELATED: Duchess Meghan Markle Reportedly Plans To Raise Royal Baby Gender Neutral)
It is yet one more example of the former “Suits” actress breaking with traditions that have been followed by past members of the royal family.
After the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — the world knew they had arrived. On top of that, afterwards, she stopped to pose for pictures on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with the newest member of the royal family, per E! News.
This time, the arrival of the child will reportedly not be announced until the Duke and Duchess have had time to celebrate the child’s arrival as a family. There still is no information as to where exactly the child will be born. Some outlets have also reported that Markle plans to have a natural birth.
For now, royal baby watchers will just have to wait patiently for the news that the child has finally arrived after news broke in October that the royal newlyweds were expecting their first child.