Will Meghan Markle Induce Labor to Get Away From Media Pressure Like Princess Diana Did?

The media presence for a royal is constant. The royal family can’t have a moment to themselves without the press wanting to snap pictures of them or see what they are up to.

That pressure is only intensified when one of the royals is pregnant. Kate Middleton had nonstop coverage surrounding the births of all three of her children. And if you go back to when Princess Diana was pregnant with Prince William and Prince Harry, it’s the same story.

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Meghan Markle has been the main focus of several news stories since her marriage to Prince Harry. The number of stories has only increased since she announced her pregnancy. Everyone wants to know when she will give birth, what the sex of her baby will be, and how she will give birth. Living under a microscope can be overwhelming. Will Markle speed up the birth to get out of the spotlight?

How did Princess Diana deal with the pressure?

As we know, Diana, like Markle, liked to do things her own way. So, when she was pregnant with her first child and came under so much scrutiny, she couldn’t take it.

In Andrew Morton’s Diana: Her True Story, she opened up about how awful the media attention was surrounding her pregnancy and what she did to get away from it.

“When we had William, we had to find a date in the diary that suited Charles and his polo,” she said. “William had to be induced because I couldn’t handle the press pressure any longer, it was becoming unbearable. It was as if everyone was monitoring every day for me.”

Will Markle induce?

There has been much speculation around Markle’s birthing plan, but it seems that the new royal wants to take a different route than her mother-in-law to get away from the public scrutiny.

First off, she and Harry have chosen not to have their baby at The Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital which is a very public location.

“The child will not be born at the Lindo,” a source told The Sun. “She and Harry have decided that rather than go somewhere as public as the Lindo, they will allow Meghan to recover somewhere more private.”

She also won’t be taking pictures right after giving birth like her sister-in-law.

“Buckingham Palace have announced media plans for the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s baby,” royal correspondent Emily Andrews tweeted earlier this month. “Once #Meghan is in labour, we will be told (like #kate) but the couple will keep where private & won’t be appearing “on the hospital steps” afterwards. There will be a photo op once they’re home.”

Markle is also considering a natural birth, so inducing is unlikely.

“Her mother is very into anything that is holistic and natural, and having been brought up with yoga and mindfulness, it’s all very much part of Meghan’s birth plan,” a source recently told Vanity Fair.

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