Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will welcome their new daughter this summer. As Meghan's due date approaches, royal watchers are speculating about how the Sussex's will announce the birth of their baby.
- Meghan and Prince Harry were still part of the Royal Family when Archie was born, meaning his announcement was more traditional.
- Now the couple has stepped away from their royal duties, they've begun to create new traditions.
- In other royal news, this uncovered letter from Princess Diana reveals how she really would've felt about Prince Harry's decision to leave the royal family.
In the past, Meghan and Prince Harry's statements to the world needed to be mediated by Buckingham Palace first, with an official statement issued before any private or personal communications.
Take the birth of their first child, Archie, in 2019. The palace said: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth."
There is a chance Meghan could go into early labor, so the family have almost certainly prepared what they are going to say. And now they have the freedom to say what they want, when they want. (Personally, we're most exited to learn their daughter's name).
A new tradition has already evolved. Ever since the Sussexes set up their non-profit organization Archewell, each public announcement about their family has been paired with a charitable donation or news of their non-profit work. Archie's second birthday was celebrated with an incredible present - a donation of 200 beanie hats, made on his behalf, to New Zealand charity. On their wedding anniversary, the Duke and Duchess shared a special announcement stating they would be building a Community Relief Center in India.
Will they stick to the pattern of using the interest in their lives to promote causes they care about? Or will we just get to find out the baby's name?
Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.
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