Royal fans are eagerly waiting for Meghan’s baby to arrive, but, it turns out, we may not find out about it right away.
On Thursday, Buckingham Palace put out a statement saying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to keep the plans around their baby’s birth private.
While some royal watchers may question the motives behind such an unprecedented move, the Queen’s former press secretary thinks the decision is quite considerate and was taken with the public’s best interest in mind.
The royals have learned their lessons
Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press secretary, told Yahoo UK’s The Royal Box that Meghan and Harry’s decision to keep the plans private is quite thought-through.
He said the media will only be notified that the baby is on the way once Duchess Meghan is already in hospital. That’s because the royals “learned bitter lessons when Prince George was born.”
The media started to flock around the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital weeks before Kate and William’s first baby arrived, and their presence interfered with the work of the hospital.
Gayle King praises Meghan for the unprecedented move
Duchess Meghan has earned praise from her American friends for the decision to keep the happy moment private and share the news with the world a bit later.
Gayle King has told ET Meghan and Harry made the right choice. The CBS anchor also thinks they are allowed more freedom as Harry is not a direct heir to the throne, and it allows the couple to do things differently, which is good for them and the public:
I think the beauty of what Harry and Meghan can do, because it's highly unlikely he will be king, they can really live a different kind of life. They're still part of the royal family, they love being part of the royal family and all that comes with that, but I think it also gives them breathing room for things that aren't traditional.
That’s exactly what makes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex people’s favorites!