Meghan Markle was under no pressure’ to copy Kate Middleton’s royal birth plan: ‘People are happy’

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Meghan Markle was under no pressure to copy her alleged royal rival Kate Middleton.

While the world expects the 37-year-old in to deliver her first-born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital and the introduction of the newborn baby to the world for cameras, Markle and her husband, the british Prince Harry, the love of the arrival of the baby Sussex under wraps.


“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill that they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby,” Kensington Palace announced earlier in a statement.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have received hundreds of gifts.
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“Their Royal Highnesses have a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had the chance to celebrate privately as a family.”

It is a big change from how Middleton, 37, and her husband Prince William treated, from the birth of their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

After each delivery, the Duchess of Cambridge asked and waved with the couple’s newborn outside Lindo Wing in London. Middleton’s sister, Pippa Middleton, also opted for the Lindo Wing for the birth of her first child.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“People are happy that Meghan is doing things differently,” royal author Ingrid Seward told People magazine Wednesday. “She was under no pressure to do things.”

The British writer, who is also editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, is the coverage of the royals since the 1980s and wrote more than 20 books on the subject. Seward said that while Markle is not yet public, which is where she wants to give birth, it is very unlikely that they will choose for the St. Mary’s Hospital.

“It is perfectly understandable,” said Seward. “The Lindo Wing is too much of a circus.”

Lindo Wing is the best choice for British royals. Princess Anne was the first in 1977, followed by the late Princess Diana, and then Middleton. However, Lindo Wing would also be impractical for Markle and Harry, 34, as she recently moved 25 miles away from London for a quieter, private pasture.

Meghan Markle and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held in Aviva on Feb. 28, 2018 in London, England. (Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The magazine shared Markle and Harry can skip the hospital altogether and prefer a more royal tradition — a home birth.


Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, was born in the London home of her grandparents. She welcomed all four of her children at home.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl recently told Fox News that they are not surprised Markle and Harry are ditching Lindo Wing.

Actress-turned-royal Meghan Markle in the spell of the world when she married Prince Harry in May.

Nicholl, a royal correspondent for Vanity Fair, recently published “Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss and Love,” which gives an in-depth look at the couple and how their high-profile romance is always the change of the monarchy. It features interviews with friends close to the couple, those who have worked with Harry, as well as palace assistants, among others.

“It doesn’t surprise me that their plans are very different from the Duchess of Cambridge [Kate Middleton], or even his mother, Princess Diana,” said Nicholl Fox News. “The couple is doing things very differently, so it is to expect that we’re not going to the same carefully stage-managed photos of the new trio outside the hospital.”

While previous reports speculated that Markle wanted to avoid the highly publicized royal baby reveals, Nicholl said that it was Harry that might come up with the idea.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Fiji in October 2018

“Harry is a very different character than his brother,” she explained. “He is very protective of Meghan. I think he’s still more protection of their firstborn. He is wary of the media. And it is no secret that he does not like being in the spotlight all the time as a royal.”

Nicholl shared she believed Harry was also the brain behind the couple’s move to Kensington Palace, where his older brother William lives with Middleton, Course Cottage, a house in the grounds of the Windsor Estate.

Markle and Harry get married in a chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds in May 2018.

The move means that William and Harry will no longer live in close proximity of each other now that Harry is starting his own family.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are attending a service to mark the hundredth anniversary of WW1 armistice day at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. The armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed in Compiègne, France, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – 11 am on 11 November 1918. This day is commemorated as Remembrance Day, with extra attention for this year?s centenary.
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“The couple will see this as their home for life,” said Nicholl. “They keep of Windsor, and what a better way to start their family life in Windsor than to have their babies in Windsor?”


Markle and Harry are due to welcome their first child sometime this spring.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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