Don't Expect to See Meghan Markle Hours After Giving Birth

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We're only a few weeks or less away from the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child, but that doesn't mean we'll get to see him or her anytime soon. According to reports, the Sussexes are not planning on giving birth at the famous Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, let alone posing for photos on the steps a few hours later. 

  • A source revealed that Meghan and Harry are planning on skipping the Lindo Wing and the post-birth photo-op.

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    They've apparently opted to give birth to their baby at a maternity ward closer to their new home in Windsor, Frogmore Cottage. And it's not just the proximity that is keeping them away from the Lindo Wing. An insider told The Sun that they "want the birth to be as private as possible," as the baby is not a direct heir to the throne and that Meghan is "nervous" about the birth.

    They said: "Meghan is nervous about complications such as an emergency Cesarean and doesn't want the pressure of having to look immaculate on the hospital steps just hours later."

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  • Kate Middleton famously showed off her third child a mere seven hours after giving birth.

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    After the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to Prince Louis in 2018, she wowed the world by looking amazing right after pushing a baby out of her body. Apparently Meghan doesn't want that kind of pressure.

    The source explained, "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 just wants a normal, natural birth and to bond with her baby, without being primped and blow-dried to within an inch of her life just for the pictures."

  • It's not the first time Meghan has decided not to follow in her sister-in-law's footsteps during her pregnancy.

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    Most recently, Meghan raised eyebrows by attending a lavish baby shower in New York City. An insider told Us Weekly last week, "Meghan is still struggling with the press in London. She was made aware that Kensington Palace and the royal family, that's not the way they do it with a big, flashy baby shower like the one she had in NYC." 

    The source continued that Meg didn't receive "a scolding" for the party, but that she "was informed that it strays from the norm."

  • Honestly, we can't say we blame Meg for not wanting to give birth in the spotlight.

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    Let's let the woman have some peace about welcoming her first baby to the world, instead of placing ridiculous expectations on her about it. She'll show off Baby Sussex when she's good and ready -- whether it's hours, days, or even weeks after the birth. Royalty or not, that's her right as a new mom to decide.