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Megan and Harry to keep baby arrival private

PRIVATE: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

AS THE world anticipates the arrival of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child, the couple have decided to keep plans around their baby's birth private.

A statement released by the Royal Family today said: "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.

"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep to plans around 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."

Megan, who is currently on maternity leave from Royal duties, is expected to give birth later this month.

Historically, women from the Royal Family have given birth at the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hopsital in Paddington, posing for pictures not long after having their children.

The Duchess of Cambridge did this with the birth of all three children - Prince George in 2013, Princess Charlotte in 2015 and Prince Louis in 2018.

Princess Diana also chose the Lindo Wing for the births of William in 1982 and Harry in 1984, as did the Princess Royal for the birth of son Peter in 1977 and daughter Zara in 1981.

The post baby royal photos have prompted criticism over the years, for promoting unrealistic expectations and beauty standards after giving birth.

Most notably, actress Kiera Knightley wrote a think piece about her own pregnancy, where she said Kate hide the ‘bloody, screaming’ reality of giving birth by posing for photos hours after having Princess Charlotte.

Describing watching Kate on TV, Knightley wrote: "She was out of hospital… hours later with her face made up and high heels on. The face the world wants to see".

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