Harry and Meghan to keep birth of their baby private

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They based these claims on a source within the Buckingham Palace, who is allegedly one of the royal aides and who told them that "Her Majesty secretly summoned both couples to her private quarters, and raked Meghan and Harry over the coals".

The photographer, who has been taking pictures of the royal family since the early 1990s, thinks the couple may issue the first image of their newborn on their new Instagram account.

They said in their statement they were grateful for the goodwill messages they had received from around the world.

Prince Harry's decision to pick a young girl out of the crowd to help him officially open the Future Youth Zone has left royal fans convinced about the gender of his unborn baby.

Their surprising comments followed the duke and duchess' announcement to keep details of their baby's arrival private until they "had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family". This would not be a first, as the Queen had all her four children at home, but more recently, royals have opted for hospital births.

There's also much speculation around where Markle will give birth. Meghan's mum Doria Ragland is due to fly in to meet her new grandchild as well.

A friend of Prince Harry told the Daily Star Sunday: "Obviously Meg's into all the homeopathy, so none of us was shocked when we found out she'd been talking about a water birth".

Meghan Markle is doing things her way!

But, despite being two of the best in the business, the pair have been denied a leading role in the delivery of Prince Harry's baby. She was adamant that she wanted her own people.

Of course, we can't say we're not a little disappointed...

Away from the "goldfish bowl" of Kensington Palace, the Sussexes can enjoy a rural lifestyle in Windsor, with its Great Park on their doorstep. They added: "It's the next logical step from all her yoga, meditation and so on".

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