Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Broke Royal Tradition When It Came to Announcing Baby Archie’s Birth

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Looks like we didn’t exactly get the whole story relating to Archie-Harrison-Mountbatten-Windsor’s birth. As it turns out, the public was made aware of the tiny royal’s arrival hours after he was actually born, at the request of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. 

In his new book, Battle of Brothers: William and Harry—The Inside Story of a Family in Tumultroyal historian and biographer Robert Lacey revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to break tradition and keep Archie’s birth a secret and not announce that the duchess was in labor until she, Harry and their baby were already safe at home. 

Per the book, the palace made its first statement about Archie’s arrival on the afternoon of May 6. However, the young royal was actually born in the early morning of May 6. In addition, the official announcement led the public to believe that Markle had just gone into labor, when, in fact, they had already left the hospital. 

And it wasn’t only the delay in the announcement that went against royal tradition. The couple also chose to not present their son to the public right away (something Prince William has kept to with all three of his children) in order to have some privacy. 

“Harry and Meghan were resolute that their newborn baby's first sight of the world should not be the same insane and lethal camera-flashing that had attended—had actually brought about—the death of Diana,” Lacey wrote in the book according to Marie Claire.

It’s clear Meghan and Harry were concerned about Archie’s privacy from the minute he arrived. 

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