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Why Meghan Markle's Baby Plans Are Not a Reflection on Kate's

Why Meghan Markle's Baby Plans Are Not a Reflection on Kate's

Earlier this week it was revealed that Harry and Meghan would will keep details of the arrival of their child private until they have 'celebrated as a family.

What does this mean?

It has been over two years since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began their relationship.

They have set up an Instagram account, leading to breathless speculation they may post the first pictures of their baby on that site. Given how everyone is being tight-lipped, we probably won't know when Markle gives birth until a few days after the fact. This would not be a first, as the Queen had all her four children at home, but more recently, royals have opted for hospital births.

Issuing a statement via aides on 11 April, the couple have taken the "personal decision" to keep plans surrounding the birth "private", sharing their news "once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately".

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"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019", the statement read".

Away from the "goldfish bowl" of Kensington Palace, the Sussexes can enjoy a rural lifestyle in Windsor, with its Great Park on their doorstep. The monarch has now "banned" Meghan from accessing the collection to "maintain order, hierarchy and precedence" within the family, said the paper.

The Sun reports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have requested staff members park elsewhere, as the vehicle park overlooks Frogmore Cottage - the couple's new home. She was adamant that she wanted her own people.

The royal couple have remained tight-lipped over the gender of their first child, but that hasn't stopped people from speculating - and the trip to Dagenham certainly fuelled the rumours of it being a girl.

CBS This Morning co-host - and Winfrey's good friend - Gayle King, who attended Meghan's baby shower in February, added that the Duchess of Sussex "doesn't seem to buy into" rumours or gossip about herself. Kate received praise and criticism, after appearing on the steps of the hospital looking fully recovered, just hours after giving birth to her third baby Prince Louis in April previous year.