Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Break Major Royal Tradition With Baby Birth Plans

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Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, say they have decided to keep plans around their baby’s arrival private.

Kensington Palace officials said in a statement Thursday (April 11, 2019) that Harry and Meghan “look forward” to sharing the news of their baby’s birth once they have had a chance to celebrate privately as a new family.

Harry and Meghan’s household said in a statement: “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.”

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“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.”

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The announcement appears to confirm reports there will be no immediate photo call of the newborn, who will be seventh-in-line to the throne and not in the direct line of succession.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared on the hospital steps within hours of the births of their three children, George, five, Charlotte, three, and Louis, 11 months.

The royal couple are expecting their first child in late April or early May.Few details have been announced.

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