Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have “upset people a lot” by deciding to keep announcements around their baby private, with Baby Sussex due towards the end of this month. Royal author, Tina Brown, claimed the decision from Meghan to not stand on the steps of a hospital after the birth of her and Harry’s new baby has “angered the press”. Speaking on CBS, she said: “They have decided they don’t want to have any royal photograph on the steps, all the snappers come outside the hospital.
“That has really really angered the press.
“I am not so sure that was the greatest of moves in terms of the whole perception and popularity.
“But, on the other hand, this is a very private event, she is allowed to do what she wants after having a baby.”
She added: “It has definitely alienated the press.
“I think she could have given them their two minutes and got into a car.
“The fact they have decided not to is obviously a defiant gesture, saying ‘this is our private act’.
“That has definitely upset people a lot.”
The royal author added that she thought the Duchess of Sussex has been “totally entitled” to make the choices she has made with her husband over their expected child.
She said: “I think it is totally entitled, but I think it has been the reason for quite a lot of animosity.
“She wanted a woman to deliver her child, which I think is great.”
Meghan and Prince Harry made the “personal decision” earlier this month not to share details about the tot, who will be seventh in line to the throne, until they have had time to “celebrate privately”.
Meghan and Prince Harry’s household 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.”
It follows growing speculation that Meghan could opt for a home birth at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, where the Countess of Wessex gave birth to her children, has also been suggested as it is close to Meghan and Harry’s new house.
According to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Prince Harry’s mother-in-law, Dora Ragland, is staying with the couple at their Frogmore House residence in the grounds of Windsor Castle.