Meghan Markle and Prince Harry release details of the Royal Birth

Must See 12/04/2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed they will welcome their first child privately, meaning the public may have to wait days to catch their first glimpse of the newest royal.

In a dramatic break from recent tradition, the couple have announced they plan to take their time celebrating the birth.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby," a statement from Buckingham palace reads.

"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."

Ever since the births of Princes William and Harry himself, royal mothers have stood on the steps of St Mary's Hospital in London and presented their new children to the world within 24 hours of their delivery.

However, this appearance at St Mary's will not take place this time, instead the family will host a photo call at Windsor Castle in the days following the birth, according to People.

The royal family has not confirmed where Meghan and Harry will welcome their first child together.

The baby is rumoured to be due at the end of April or beginning of May and will be the seventh in line to the British throne. The child will be the first half-American royal baby and the first royal baby of mixed race.