Kate Middleton is believed to have used the swimming pool at Buckingham Palace to help induce her labour with her second child Princess Charlotte in 2015. Midwives had reportedly recommended swimming as a natural way of bringing on labour as the fourth in line to the throne was several days late. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted on more than one occasion driving past tourists at the Queen’s home.
The Duchess of Cambridge often takes her children to the palace’s swimming pool.
This has resulted in many royal fans speculating about whether Meghan will do the same.
The public may never find out though, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced this week they will be keeping the birth of their child private.
A statement from Kensington Palace revealed they made the “personal decision” to avoid the public eye so they could celebrate the big news with their family first.
The statement 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.”
Meghan is also doing said to be doing things differently to her sister-in-law, as she has appointed her own delivery team, which will be led by a female doctor.
The royal household’s gynaecologists Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston helped deliver all three of William and Kate’s children.
But they will not be playing a main role in the delivery of Meghan and Harry’s baby.
According to royal protocol, the doctors cannot be excluded from the process entirely.
So if anything goes wrong during the birth they will be there to help out.
A royal source told the Mail on Sunday: “Meghan said she doesn’t want the men in suits. She was adamant that she wanted her own people. It did leave a few of us a little baffled.”
The royal couple could also break from royal tradition by introducing their child to the world over social media, rather than a photocall outside the hospital.
Meghan and Harry recently created their own @SussexRoyal page last week, which already has 4.3 million followers.
Richard Fitzwilliams said to the Sun Online: “There will be a huge demand for photos and it may well be no coincidence that they have just opened an Instagram account. The birth of Baby Sussex will be a global event.
“If there is no pose outside the hospital the couple, on this most personal of occasions, they will be sure to send photos to the millions awaiting them. It’s worth remembering they are a celebrity power couple and we know how significant they are in the royal family.”
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