Prince Harry was reportedly gripped by shrouding the details around son Archie’s birth.
“One source described Harry as being ‘almost morbidly obsessed’ with keeping Archie’s birth as secret as possible,” royal expert Katie Nicholl writes in her new book, “The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown.“
This quest for secrecy allegedly breached an “unwritten contract between the royals and the public,” who were eager and expecting to hear all the details about the new royal baby as soon as Meghan Markle gave birth.
“Behind the scenes, matters were so fraught that more than one official — as I know from personal experience — was reduced to tears of frustration and despair,” added Rebecca English, royal editor of the Daily Mail.
The usual protocol following a royal birth is for the father, mother and newborn babe to pose on the steps of the hospital, surrounded by wellwishers and photographers, and answer a few questions, before driving away.
But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to change all of that, according to Nicholl.
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