Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new baby may be announced to the world in a brand new way

Free from royal protocol, the couple's forthcoming child will meet the world differently

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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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. 


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).

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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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 Johnston
Rylee Johnston

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