Why Queen Elizabeth II Probably Won’t Meet Baby Sussex First

The protocol for having a baby is the same in most families. The new mom and the husband huddle in the hospital room during the birth, while the extended family waits outside in the main area for news that the baby is born.

But in a royal family, everything is different. The Queen takes priority over everyone. So if she wanted to, she could be in the room with her granddaughter-in-laws while they gave birth.

But as Meghan Markle’s due date gets closer, reports are coming out that the Queen probably won’t even meet the newest royal for a while.

When will the Queen meet baby Sussex?

Most grandmothers and great grandmothers are over the moon with excitement waiting to meet the newest additions to their families. But the Queen has reportedly decided that she will wait a while before going to see Prince Harry’s first child.

Why is the Queen waiting to meet baby Sussex?

So, why is the Queen waiting to meet the highly anticipated baby? Is she angry with Markle? Is she just not enthused?

The answer to both of these questions is no. Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press secretary told Us Weekly that the monarch will probably “wait a bit before meeting the baby” so that she won’t “create a disruption” when visiting the couple at the hospital.

Has the Queen done this in the past?

This is actually nothing new for the Queen. She didn’t rush to the hospital to see William’s children, either. She waited a few days before visiting Prince George, Kate Middleton and William’s first child.

Who will meet the child first?

Doria Ragland, Markle’s mom recently flew to the UK to await the arrival of baby Sussex.

“We would expect Prince Charles and [his wife, Camilla], Duchess of Cornwall to visit, along with the Duchess of Sussex’s mother,” Arbiter told the outlet.

Who will help Markle take care of the baby?

After meeting the baby, Ragland will reportedly stick around to help Markle navigate raising a baby.

“The plan is for Meghan’s mom to join her in the UK when she gives birth,” Arbiter said. “They talk every day.”

What will be the protocol once Markle has the baby?

Though the Queen won’t be the first to meet the child, she will be the first to be notified of his or her arrival. Once a royal baby arrives, the Queen is contacted on an encrypted telephone.

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According to The Independent, when Prince George was born, William contacted The Queen before he even told Middleton’s family.

After the Queen is notified, then the rest of the world will find out through the press.

The news of the birth will also be put on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. The framed bulletin will list the gender of the baby and information about the well-being of the baby and its mother.

The name of the baby will most likely be announced a few days after the birth, as was done with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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