How Meghan will break royal tradition after giving birth

It's 'unheard of' apparently

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It's 'unheard of' apparently

Since the announcement that Meghan Markle is pregnant, all eyes have been on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Everyone wants to know as much as possible about Baby Sussex, from potential baby names, to the nursery decor plans, to whether they're hoping for a boy or a girl.

Prince Harry and Meghan have been pretty open about becoming parents, sharing details about her pregnancy symptoms and revealing the due date.

But there has been a lot of speculation about the birth - will Meghan give birth at the Lindo Wing? Is she using a doula? And why won't Prince William and Kate Middleton be godparents?

In particular, many have been curious about whether or not Harry and Meghan will hire help to look after their little one when he or she is born. There were reports that George and Amal Clooney's nanny might be helping the couple, but according to a new interview they'll be breaking the royal tradition by opting not to have a team of nannies.

A source told new! magazine: 'She's determined not to do things the conventional way. Meghan's already told Palace chiefs that she and Harry want to be hands-on parents.

'She doesn't want a team of nannies, which is unheard of for a new mum in the royal household. Meghan feels she wants to show other women out there that she's independent and strong and can relate to new mums who don't have the luxury of having a lot of extra help.'

A close friend of Meghan's added: 'Meghan is determined it will be a totally natural experience and she's insisting absolutely no pain relief.'

It was announced that Harry and Meghan will welcome Baby Sussex in the Spring, and Meghan herself admitted she will give birth in April - meaning it won't be long until we get to meet the little one.

Excited? Same.

Jadie Troy-Pryde
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Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.