The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are keeping details around their baby's birth private. The couple have also decided to forgo the media photocall outside the hospital, with their newborn. Royal commentator Omid Scobie says that one of the reasons could be because she is "quite nervous" about the birth. He tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box: "What we’ve heard from sources is she’s quite nervous, it’s her first baby, the nerves are really quite high at the moment and so for her to be able to actually cut out what makes it so stressful is probably quite a relief for her and Harry." Historian Anna Whitelock also says that the after-birth photocall doesn't allow for any complications, if there were any.
Royal watchers believe Clarence House's latest announcement may give away a clue about when we can expect the arrival of Baby Sussex.
The latest episode of Yahoo UK's podcast Britain Is a Nation Of... looks at the Royal family - and why so many people think there was a conspiracy behind Princess Diana's death.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make sure their child grows up emotionally literate, an expert says. Parenting coach Sue Atkins believes the couple's work around mental health will help when it comes to raising their baby. "A child that feels heard feels understood," she tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.' "Talking about how you're feeling, if you're angry, if you're frustrated and acknowledging that they happen." As well as spearheading the Heads Together campaign with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry has also spoken candidly about his own mental health and how he struggled to come to terms with the death of his mother Princess Diana. The prince was 12 when Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. He revealed to Telegraph journalist Bryony Gordon on her podcast Mad World in 2017, that he had sought counselling when he was in his late twenties, in order to address his grief. The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter and PR expert Nick Ede also discuss Meghan and Harry's preparations for the arrival of Baby Sussex, the challenges of being royal parents in the public eye and how the child's future will be different to that of the Cambridge children. Watch the full episode 19 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
The Sun's former royal editor Duncan Larcombe says privacy around the birth could lead to speculation and inaccuracies.
"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."
“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self."
Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a 10-year restoration project, which is set to cost taxpayers an estimated £369 million. Economics journalist Daisy McAndrew thinks that the British monarchy should take a leaf out of the Swedish Royal Family's book and keep Buckingham Palace open all year round so there is more money for maintenance. However, the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter explains why this is not possible, since it is still a working palace.