Kate Middleton ‘didn’t meet Archie for a week’ reveals insider
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex explained ahead of time that they had decided to keep it under wraps when Meghan went into labour. They also asserted that they would not pose for a photograph outside the Lindo Wing, as Princess Diana and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, had done. It is believed that Meghan had originally wanted a home birth, but instead Archie was born at Portland Hospital, where Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice were born.
They had to work hard to keep this a secret, however, especially given the intense scrutiny of the royal baby-watch.
Their trip to the hospital was so stealthy they did not even tell close members of their family.
Reports at the time indicated that even “senior royals” were not told.
When Meghan finally went into the hospital to have her baby, it was a week past her due date.
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Meghan and Harry neglected even to tell some senior royals about the birth
‘Senior royals’ could be the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William or Kate among others
It was not confirmed whether she was induced or not, but she did stay in hospital overnight until the couple finally welcomed the baby boy at 5.26am.
The Palace wrote in a statement on Instagram: “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May…