Private royal birth 'is another example of Harry’s real bitterness at the media in general'

In a break from what we have to come to expect, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are keeping the birth of their baby private.

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, have decided they will share the news once "they have an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."

This is a contrast to the media photocalls we have seen with prominent members of the Royal Family.

Both Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographs on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in Paddington, hours after given birth to each of their children.

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, there was also no confirmation about which hospital the couple have chosen to have their baby in. Reports emerged earlier this week that Meghan has chosen a home birth.

The Sun's former royal editor Duncan Larcombe says the decision is "just another example of Harry's real bitterness at the media general, which I think goes back to the death of his mother, but particularly it goes back to when his relationship with Meghan was made public.

"Harry was absolutely enraged by some of the snide comments the columnists made and they way it was reported, and the social media trolling."

The prince made an unprecedented statement in November 2016, warning the press and online trolls about the 'wave of abuse' on his then-girlfriend Meghan Markle.

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Larcombe predicts that Meghan and Harry's baby will be kept out of the public eye, like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three children.

"We will be lucky as members of public, to see this new babymore than perhaps two or three times a year for the first five years of its life.

"William and Kate have fought an aggressive behind-the-scenes campaign to ensure that any paparazzi pictures of their children are not used by the mainstream British press. Largely, that has pretty much been respected. I think that's what will happen with Harry."

But Larcombe says Harry's "bargaining position is weakened" with the media because he did not invite press to the royal wedding last year.

This was in contrast to the amount of journalists at Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles' big day in 2005 and Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 nuptials.

Larcombe adds that "there's only so much control you can have over the British media," and that keeping details around the birth private will lead to speculation and inaccuracies.

He says: "Ultimately there's a lot to be said for actually telling your own story, rather than let it be speculated the whole time."

CNN's royal commentator Victoria Arbiter tweeted: "There is obviously massive global interest in the Sussex Family but this baby will be 7th in line and unlikely to be an HRH.

"Harry & Meghan are establishing their intent to keep their baby's life as private as possible from day one."

The couple's decision to keep details of their baby's birth private, is not too dissimilar to that of Zara and Mike Tindall with their daughters Mia and Lena.

Princess Anne's only daughter Zara is not a working royal and is currently 17th in line to the throne.

Harry and Meghan's child is not likely to be a prince or princess unless the Queen issues a new Letters Patent.

Titles within the Royal Family are limited under the provisions of the 1917 Letters Patent issued by the Queen's grandfather King George V.

PR expert Nick Ede tells Yahoo UKsays that the decision made by Harry and Meghan "shows that they're in control."

"They're calling the shots. We're used to public births because of William and Kate, but Harry and Meghan's child is not in line to the throne, so they get to decide what they want to do.

"It's opportunity for them to take ownership of their child's privacy."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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