PSYCHOLOGY

Why Did Harry And Meghan Conceal Archie’s Birth?

Date May 22, 2019 18:03

Few people actually knew when and where Meghan and Harry’s firstborn would appear. By the way, the Dukes of Sussex even “tickled” their fans: in early April, Harry and Meghan created their own Instagram account and their number of followers exceeded several million users in a matter of hours.

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On May 1, a few days before the birth of little Archie Harrison, the Dukes made a rather unusual post that had nothing to do with the news about their baby’s appearance. Some users weren’t pleased with such a decision at all, but the post was commented on even later.

@55kustomford:

These alerts are so suspenseful

@the_ravenite:

Why y'all trying to give us a heart attack with a notification?! And then it's not the baby

© danutza2205:

She is in labour now.

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@55kustomford:

On my birthday! Now people that have been commenting negatively will say, that I’m only concerned about that...LOL! To clarify: I’m extremely happy that she and baby are healthy.

@scatterbrain79:

Baby boy they’ve just had.

A healthy baby was born early in the morning on May 6. But here's the weird thing: it was officially announced that the Duchess was in labor only a few hours after the fact. And it took much less time to report the baby’s gender and weight.

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According to tradition, Buckingham Palace previously published two statements: about the news that the representative of the royal family had given birth and about the confirmation of the child itself. ITV royal correspondent Chris Ship shared his opinion on this matter. According to the expert, Prince Harry asked the palace staff not to disclose information, because he wanted to give the good news personally. Sounds very touching, doesn’t it?

Later, when the boy's birth certificate was published, it became clear that the Duchess had abandoned the idea of ​​home birth if she really considered it. She chose the same medical institution that helped welcome Harry’s cousins, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.

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But why was such secrecy necessary? Since baby Archie didn’t receive any titles at birth, his parents likely wanted to protect his life from press and public interference, focusing on ensuring the boy’s privacy. Presumably, the Sussexes could try to create the most normal conditions for his upbringing and take an active part in his education. It is also possible that the boy will be taught to show respect for both of his origins – British and American.

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It is quite understandable and logical that parents want to protect their newborn child from extra attention, especially if they all belong to such a respectable and famous family. But were they right in misleading their fans? What do you think about this?