Meghan, 37, is due to give birth any day now but the royal couple have made the “personal decision” not to share details about the tot, who will be seventh in line to the throne, until they have had time to “celebrate privately”. Their household said in a statement: “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.”
As Meghan’s due date approaches, speculation has been mounting over the royal baby.
Earlier this week, one of Meghan’s friends claimed she was hoping to have a home birth at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor after “sailing” through her pregnancy.
The insider told the Daily Mail: “It is her favoured choice but it obviously depends on how things are nearer the time.”
Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, where the Countess of Wessex gave birth to her children, has also been suggested as an option.
And Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell predicted Meghan would opt for a US-owned hospital like The Portland, favoured by Sarah Ferguson.
Meghan is thought to have ruled out following in the footsteps of sister-in-law Kate by giving birth at the Lindo Wing over privacy fears.
The Duchess of Cambridge famously posed on the steps outside the maternity unit with all three of her newborns.
The US-born former actress has also reportedly snubbed the Queen’s expert doctors as she does not want “the men in suits” in charge of the birth.
She has instead appointed an “unnamed female doctor” to lead her delivery team.
Meghan and Harry recently moved into their new home Frogmore Cottage.
The property has undergone a multimillion pound renovation, which reportedly includes a gender neutral nursery, to make it a perfect family home.