Meghan Markle and Prince Harry criticised over secret royal baby birth plan
Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, have been slammed on social media over their decision to “celebrate privately” as a family, before sharing the news with the world. The royal baby is due in the next few weeks. The baby will be seventh in line to the throne.
Prince Harry and Meghan will only announce the birth of their tot after celebrating privately as family, Kensington Palace revealed today.
According to reports Meghan Markle is expected to have a midwife-led home birth at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
In a statement Kensington Palace 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 the plans around the arrival of 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."
The statement prompted criticism on social media.
One Twitter user wrote: “Does that mean the taxpayer won't be paying for anything?”
Another tweeted: “They want royal privileges, taxpayers to fork out millions for their cottage renovation, security, pay for them and the baby for life but don’t want to share details until they are ready. Want privacy, sod off and fund yourselves.”
A third wrote: “Shame they didn’t do the same with the wedding... you can’t live the privilege life that WE pay for and cut us out when you choose... oh Harry!! What have you done.”
One added: “Good for them. Wishing the duchess well.”
One Facebook user wrote: “So she wants high profile royal wedding, the luxuries that go with being married to a member of royal family but wants to pick and choose what she wants to do.... Mmmm ok.”
It comes as Meghan and Harry are settling in to their new Windsor home Frogmore Cottage.
Millions of pounds have been reportedly spent renovating the property, including a nursery for their baby.
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My view: We are not surprised that Meghan Markle won't announce to the world when the royal baby arrives. I wonder why Harry and Meghan did not do the same with their lavish wedding, as the British taxpayers had to pay over £40million just for security for the extravagant wedding of a controversial divorcee. We are not just talking about a royal baby, the tot would be late Princess Diana's grandchild, Diana was loved all over the world and Meghan has decided to hide the baby from the world until she's ready to tell us when and where she had the baby. Here is the same humanitarian who goes about publicly meeting and greeting other kids with the worlds camera in-tow and posting pictures of children on her Instagram account and now when it's time for her to show the world her bundle of joy from God and then she says absolutely no way!!. So the big question is, What Has Meghan Markle got to hide?. Oh well we hope after hiding your baby from the world, then you should do your charity events private, keep everything private and low key so you don't overshadow the future Queen and King, Prince William and Kate.