Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex will not immediately announce the birth of their first child.
The British royals, who married last May (2018), are expecting their first child, with Meghan due to give birth later this month.
In a statement issued by officials at Kensington Palace on Thursday, the couple announced that they wish to avoid the media circus surrounding the arrival of Harry’s brother Prince William’s three children by not publicly announcing the birth until they are ready.
“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,” they commented. “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.”
The announcement follows speculation Meghan may be planning a home delivery and will opt out of using royal gynaecologists in favour of choosing her own team of doctors.
Harry and Meghan have reportedly moved into Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Castle estate in England ahead of the birth.