The Duke & Duchess of Sussex will only announce the birth of their first child after they have ‘had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family’, Kensington Palace revealed today.
Meghan is expected to give birth at home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, the new home she shares with Prince Harry.
She is believed to want to follow in the footsteps of the Queen, who was born at the Mayfair home of her grandparents and who also gave birth to all four of her children at either Buckingham Palace or Clarence House.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: ‘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.
‘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.’
However, a small amount of media will be given a photo call a few days after birth.