Will Prince Harry Be in the Delivery Room When Meghan Markle Gives Birth?
When it comes to royal babies and royal births, there are a ton of regal rules in place. Though Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their bundle of joy in the Spring of 2019, they will be taking the next several months to prepare for their baby’s arrival while making sure they follow the Windsor’s pregnancy and delivery traditions.
While things have certainly gotten less strict over time when it comes to bringing a new royal life into the world, as much as they would like to do things there own way, there are certain traditions that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex simply cannot break before and after their baby’s arrival. Since the British Royal Family doesn’t exactly have the best track record for being modern, the biggest question we all want answered is if Prince Harry will be in the delivery room when Meghan Markle gives birth.
Right by her side
Prince Harry is already showing the public how gleeful he is about the impending arrival of his first child. The retired army man has already hinted that he would love a little girl, and he’s also given his little one the most adorable nickname, “little bump.” Since he shows his wife so much love and reverence, we’re positive he’ll be right by her side in the delivery room. After all, a birth being a “female only event” is just beyond archaic.
The tradition of leaving the men in the waiting room was halted when Prince William was born in 1982, and Prince’s Harry’s big brother was also in the delivery room with his wife, Duchess Kate Middleton, when she gave birth to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Still, it remains to be seen if Markle will give birth at home or in the hospital. More and more women are giving birth naturally, in the comfort of their own homes like Queen Elizabeth did with her four children. However, other women feel more at ease in the hospital surrounded by medical staff. Both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton gave birth in the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
We’re sure that Markle’s birth plan is whatever she’s most content with.
Rules that can’t be broken
While the father’s attendance and the birth location can be adjusted, some royal birthing rules simply cannot be broken. It’s strict royal protocol not to reveal the gender of a royal baby until after they are born. Also, though Prince Harry and Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, will probably be in the delivery room, Queen Elizabeth will be the first person to be informed about the newest member of the royal family.
The Mirror UK reported that before any official announcement is made, the Queen must be notified. When Prince George was born, Prince William reportedly rang his grandmother on an encrypted phone to let her know about the birth of his first child.
Once the queen is told, the birth the Sussex baby will be announced on a golden easel in front of Buckingham Palace. Then, of course, Kensington Palace will let the rest of us peasants know that a mini-Harry or a mini-Meghan has arrived. We’ll probably get the news via Twitter.
Mostly we’re just desperate the find out the baby’s name.