The Sussexes don’t have a chef or valet, Doria Ragland is taking care of them

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I was surprised by how quickly Baby Boy Sussex moved – the palace did not announce that Meghan was in labor until hours after she had given birth. Which, to me, is fine. As a gossip blogger on the Monday after an episode of Game of Thrones, I had stuff to do and I’m glad they weren’t dominating the headlines for hours before any kind of baby confirmation. I’ve seen that some of the royal reporters are mad about it, but hey, the Sussexes made it perfectly clear that they were going to do their own thing with baby announcements. Plus, the story moved really fast – we learned within just an hour or so of the “she’s in labor” story that baby boy Sussex was born.

As far as I know, there are still loose plans for a photocall – with one pre-selected photographer/videographer – at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. I kind of wonder if they’ll release a personal photo on Instagram before then? Perhaps. I’m also wondering if they’ll release the name before the photocall – I sincerely hope so! I’m locking this in as my baby name guess right now: Daniel Charles Henry. There’s a lot of confusion about titles too – the Queen could make the decision at the last minute to make Polo Boy Sussex a prince and an HRH, but if she doesn’t, he’ll just be Polo Boy, Earl of Dumbarton.

Katie Nicholl had a cloying story about how Meghan is doing post-delivery – apparently, it’s important for us to know that Meghan “ordered a delivery of her favorite Fortnum and Mason Royal Blend tea several weeks ago,” in preparation for all of the royal visitors she’s going to have in the coming days and weeks. The Queen will probably be one of the first visitors, then Charles at some point, then the Cambridges. Nicholl also makes a big deal about how all of Meghan’s A-list pals will probably come visit too. Suuure. Here’s one interesting part about Doria Ragland:

For now they are getting used to being a family of three under the watchful eye of Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, who flew to the U.K. over two weeks ago. Sources say Doria has been staying at Frogmore and is not expected to return to Los Angeles for a while. Although she is not moving permanently to England Doria, who took a course in post-natal baby care and baby yoga before coming to London, will be making frequent trips to the UK in the future.

“Doria is going to be very hands on. She and Meghan are very close and Meghan wants her mother close by,” says source close to the Duchess. “Doria plans to help Meghan slowly recover from the birth and get back into shape with yoga. She will be cooking for her and generally taking care of her and of course the baby.”

Vanity Fair has been told that the Sussexes have opted for a scaled back team of staff at Frogmore. “There’s no chef, no valets, just them which is how they want it to be,” explains a friend. “Of course they will have help in time, but they don’t want to be surrounded by staff at the moment.” The couple plan to hire a nanny in the coming weeks (they are said to be considering an American and possibly a male nanny) ahead of Meghan’s return to work. There are already engagements in her diary for October, and Harry looks set to have a relatively short paternity leave with a visit to the Netherlands in the diary scheduled for this week. Sources close to the prince say he is “over the moon” at becoming a father. “He’ll be changing nappies, getting up in the night to help with feeds and getting involved,” says a friend. “He’ll be a natural at it.”

A christening for the baby is expected this summer at St. George’s Chapel, where Harry and Meghan were married less than one year ago. The couple have apparently already discussed godparents with Harry’s royals cousin Zara Philips, and Princess Eugenie is said to be top of the list.

[From Vanity Fair]

I mean… after Kate gave birth to George, she basically moved in with her mom and dad for months so they could help out. Having Doria there, on hand, doesn’t sound unreasonable at all. You know who it irritates though? Thomas Markle. A few hours after the birth announcement, Toxic Thomas ran to The Sun to give them an exclusive statement: “I’m delighted to hear that mother and child are doing well. I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour. GOD bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and GOD save the Queen.” Pathetic. Don’t even waste your time on him.

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  1. Melly says:

    I think it was smart of them to not announce she was in labor until the baby was born. God forbid there was a compilation or issue, having to keep the press informed would have been an nightmare. If they release a pic of the baby on Instagram before royal reporters can take their own pics, prepare to watch royal reporters heads explode. I’m here for it, I hope they do it. I think they are going to release the baby’s name and any titles on Instagram. I’m not feeling Daniel, I’m leaning a lot more towards Alexander Charles Philip.

    You know it irritated Tom that Doria was included in the birth announcement and he wasn’t. He really doesn’t get how his actions effect anyone, least of all his daughter. He wasted no time to get his statement out there.

    • Eliza says:

      Eh, they were going to bother him for a statement no matter what. I think it’s rather good (for him). No mention of him being cut off or never seeing the kid. When the announcement came out and Harry had windors, spencers all notified and only Doria from Meghan’s side I expected a Sam/Tom hissy fit. My bar is low.

      • Melly says:

        He could have just not made a comment, because as we know from Meghan’s letter to her father, she doesn’t want him talking to the press. Saying nothing is easy if you aren’t an asshole narcissist.

      • Marianne says:

        @Eliza

        I’m with you. There is nothing wrong with this comment. Whatever the motivation or reason, it was appropriate. Personally I doubt he wrote it, but it shows he seems to have cottoned on to what is required. Maybe this is the beginning of an effort to repair the relationship.

    • Shane says:

      To play devil’s advocate, what would he say when asked? “No comment”? That would make him look bitter and resentful.

      • Erinn says:

        I thought that all things considered it was about the best comment he could have given. It wasn’t at all altruistic, but at least it wasn’t something super snotty.

      • olive says:

        @Shane “no comment” might look bitter and resentful to the world, yes, but he shouldn’t be trying to impress the world, he SHOULD BE trying to impress his daughter, who would be very happy to see him not speaking to the press. but he can’t help himself, and he will always run his mouth because what the world thinks of him is more important to him than what meghan thinks of him.

      • Mego says:

        Agree Shane.

        Loved Kaiser on Twitter saying she wasn’t covering this because she is so over TM lol!

    • Cheri says:

      I think it’s going to be Alexander Philip Dorian!

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      I do think Charles and Philip will be in there.

  2. MissM says:

    Thanks for posting what he wrote. I saw that he said something but didn’t want to click the article. He is the worst

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Yeah, we all know that it really didn’t matter what they wrote, when they wrote it, what tense was used, what medium was used, the number of words used, what style and colour font was used…….the complaints were going to come pouring in like an avalanche, regardless.

      I bet a lot of these royal reporters already had their long lists of complaints prepared in advance and all they had to do was run through it to pick the 5 most appropriate to immediately start bleating about.

      Rince and repeat for first baby pictures. So predictable and boring. 😴😴

      • PrincessK says:

        @Bella Dupont, you are right. I watched the excellent live Sky News coverage at Windsor and they interviewed a lot of royal correspondents including Camilla Tominey, who really looked sour faced and put out, she was interviewed for a long time and said that if the Sussexes don’t reveal more about where the baby was born other ‘sources’ will produce the information! She then kept emphasising over and over again that baby Sussex was 7th in line to the throne and not that important and that the Cambridge children were far more important, she even had the nerve to say that the ‘global superstardom’ of the Sussexes far outstrips their status within the royal family. I was amazed that she could stand there on such a happy day and blatantly showcase her role as one of the journalists firmly in the Cambridge camp trying to diminish the Sussexes.

        A little while later Katie Nicholl appeared to say her bit which was not much but she did kind of look a bit embarrassed to be there at Windsor knowing she is another one happy to throw Meghan under bus.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Princess K

        Re Tominey’s threat……do these RRs know how terrible they look? Evidently not.

        Re the sky coverage, thanks for the heads up, I’ll see if I can find a replay of it on YouTube! 😀👍

      • Olenna says:

        Don’t know who hurt her nor do I care, but Tominey has shown herself to be a very bitter, unprofessional and spiteful woman even before this birth.

    • noway says:

      I don’t like Thomas Markle, but honestly, don’t understand what’s wrong with his statement. Yes it’s a bit too much of kissing some as&*, but I mean come on it is so much better than what he could have said, and so far her half sister, who really has said some awful things, hasn’t said anything yet. I’m holding my breath on both of them that they will not say something God awful soon, probably about not being able to see their family and the baby. Still if that is all he says it’s more than a good day. I know people want him not to comment, but that is just unrealistic on so many counts. One being the gossip press is going to hound him for a comment, and the fact he likes to talk to them too.

      • Tris says:

        What’s wrong with it is that he RAN TO THE MEDIA! He was told not to, and he just can’t stop being a gross whore. He is clearly trying to show that he will stay on a short leash with the statement, but since it appeared in the world’s grossest rag, next to an article about a giant pimple getting popped, he is demonstrating that he will still and always sell out his child. And she should keep her sweet baby boy the hell away from that man.

      • olive says:

        he should’ve said NOTHING. he does not have to speak to the press, no matter how much they “hound” him. it’s his fault they hound him anyway since he runs his mouth any time the press looks his way. thomas created this situation 100% on his own.

      • minx says:

        He should keep his big yap shut.

      • Cali says:

        @ Noway, I only hear “I’m happy that my grandson is born into the British Royal Family” How weird is that? I agree a comment should’ve been made, but he could’ve just congratulated his daughter on a healthy birth and wished everyone well.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        I think all that was wrong with it was that he made it so stagey and grand when a simpler statement would have felt more loving, more sincere. I do think he needed to say something or risk looking heartless, but maybe something less grand, more human would have been humbler and had a better effect—something like, “I’m very happy for Harry and Meghan. God bless my new grandson.”

        I think he envisions his words going down in history books, rather than just seeing them as an expression of love to his daughter and her husband, and joy about his new grandson.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I’m sure he was paid for it.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Very possible, unfortunately.

      • Rina says:

        Screechy (Samantha), who hasn’t spoken to Meghan in a decade or more, is back hounding Megan to make peace with Snubby (Daddy). Ugh! These people are insufferable!

  3. mary says:

    “do their own thing with baby announcements” – as in lie about the fact that she was in labor and that the baby had already arrived?

    I’m a Meghan fan, but that whole thing was a mess. Why lie?

    • Sid says:

      How was it mess?

    • Melly says:

      I think it was smart. If they announced she was in labor right away and there ended up being an issue with the delivery or a complication, they would have to go back out to the press and give an update or an explanation. Announcing the labor when the baby was already born allowed time for the press to prepare for the announcement AND gave Harry and Meghan some privacy.

    • Nic919 says:

      The first announcement was written in the past tense. It said she was in labour and that an announcement would be made soon. It did not say she was currently in labour. There was no lie. Just a bunch of royal reporters looking to whine about something.

      • mary says:

        Why the labor announcement when she’d already given birth? It would have been more sensible to just announce the birth. Some people will go out of their way to defend their actions, when really, the whole way it was announced was chaotic.

      • Nic919 says:

        The first announcement was something they had said they would do and it gets the media ready for the video announcement by Harry so the UK networks can cut to that, which they did.

        Some people look to criticize everything they do. What was the chaos? The first announcement basically advises there is another one to come and most people got excited about it.

      • windyriver says:

        @Nic919, a minor clarification to your second sentence up above, to avoid confusion for those who missed what you said about “past tense” and insist they lied. As per Omid’s twitter, the announcement was “Duchess Meghan went into labour in the early hours of this morning…Prince Harry was by her side.” “An announcement will be made SOON.” Which it was.

        As you say, a head’s up to the media to be prepared for news.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Does anyone know for sure if Meghan had a home birth or went to a hospital? Some people seemed to be concerned with a “home birth” but as the Sussexes have access to the best medical care that can be provided, I never had any problems with the idea of a home birth.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The Daily Fail is all up in arms about some mega expensive US hospital the Meghan supposedly used for her delivery.

      • windyriver says:

        @Bay, an hour or so ago I saw an article online from Harper’s Bazaar that said she’d actually given birth at the Portland. No idea how true that is, and can’t seem to find the link again.

      • Caty says:

        Chaotic? LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      • Tina says:

        It was very likely the Portland Hospital (v pleased because I predicted it) which is expensive, but no more so than the Lindo Wing. Beatrice and Eugenie were born there, so there is literally no reason for the DM to whinge about it.

      • Bren says:

        Chaotic is the latest term thrown around by online Meghan haters. The only chaos is their made up conspiracy theories.

    • Lauren says:

      It’s entirely possible there was a delay between informing whoever was in charge of putting out the announcement and when the announcement could be made. It may have all happened too fast, and it wasn’t that they planned to announce the labor when the baby was born.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      They really should have skipped the labor announcement and only announced the birth. Lying wasn’t necessary and knowing she was in labor didn’t change anything since no one knew where she was giving birth. It’s just inviting criticism and that’s something they don’t need more of.

      • Nic919 says:

        It was not a lie. The statement about labour was clearly in the past tense. And it literally said another announcement would be made soon.

      • Caty says:

        What exactly is there to criticize? Jesus hell the Brits are insane.

      • Tina says:

        No one cares about this except royal reporters.

      • Vio says:

        Yes, they should have just skipped the labor announcement. It was a bit comical. I don’t why people are always trying to justify everything they do as if they can do no wrong.

      • Olenna says:

        @Vio/V.,
        There was nothing comical about the labor announcement. It wasn’t meant for you/the public, so why anyone other than a few racist, bigoted hacks (who had no chance of getting first dibs on the birth story) would complain about how or when it was sent to the press is beyond comprehension. And, it appears that RRs like Palmer and Eden, who cater to and engage with the loonies and Meghan detractors, just needed an audience to commiserate with and get sympathy b/c they were left sitting on the curb looking stupid and truly irrelevant. What is comical, though, is imagining how pissed they really are that Alan Anthony Jones got that interview with PH.

      • Nic919 says:

        I see we have the Tumblr gaslighting crew back again.

      • Bee says:

        Agree, there is no purpose to announcing she is in labour. Just announce the birth, end of story.

    • Olenna says:

      Not a mess. BP never intended to announce the labor to the public. The notice was intended for the press as a courtesy. The rag RRs like Palmer should stop complaining. They got the notice, albeit late, so they need to get over it instead of trying to stir up the criticism from people who already don’t like Meghan.

      • Humbugged says:

        And the rule of thumb which was the same with Kate is they don’t make announcements at night – they even said before that there would be a blackout between midnight and 6 am .

        The Rota knows this they just want to bitch about the same stuff .Or in the case of Chris Shipp that the Palace’s IT department were not up to his standard

    • Becks1 says:

      I also think the fact that she apparently went into labor in the middle of the night was a factor too. Did the RRs really need to hear at 2 am that she was in labor? Then we would just have them complaining about being woken up.

      My other theory is that it was a really fast labor, and so maybe there just wasn’t time. Like, maybe she into labor around midnight, the palace planned to announce the labor first thing in the morning, but then she had the baby. So they announced the labor and then the baby.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Apparently she went in a London hospital Sunday morning and was back home before the announcement was made. The Fail is being snarky making out that she snubbed a British owned hospital opting for a US owned one (The Portland) even thou Beatrice and Eugenie were born there.

      • ProfPlum says:

        How was this a lie? It was phrased in the past tense. Besides, given how butt hurt everyone was about 5 am texts, I can’t imagine how they’d respond to a 1 am email/text telling them that MM was in labor…. you can’t have it both ways.

      • Becks1 says:

        @ProfPlum – I never said it was a lie…..

        @DigitalUnicorn – ha, so there goes my theory! Whatever the exact timeline, I don’t fault her and Harry for how they handled this.

    • Mego says:

      I apologize on behalf of the Sussexes Mary, who didn’t get the memo that you were entitled to a detailed and accurate timeline of the birth of their child. Also apologies to the royal reporters who have been so supportive of this couple throughout the pregnancy, publishing truthful articles about their life and work.

      🙄

      • Millenial says:

        Mic drop, really.

        And I’m so sure when Meghan went into labor the first thing on her and Harry’s to do list was to notify the press… gtfo, no. A lot of early labor is… “was that a contraction? Is this the real deal?” Especially if you’ve had weeks of Braxton Hicks or prodomal labor. And by the time you know it’s the real deal, the last thing on your mind is other people.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        @Mego Exactly this!!! Some folk act so entitled. Can’t they just let them enjoy this special time instead of all the criticism. Even on tv shows today instead of just saying congrats, it’s ‘Meghan should let her dad see his new grandson’, ‘Meghan is controlling Harry and dragging him to live in Africa’, ‘Meghan’s doing things her own way because she is so Hollywood’ basically ‘Meghan is a B—h’.
        Flipping hell, LEAVE THEM ALONE!

      • Royalwatcher says:

        Exactly, Mego!!! The gall of the press, who’ve criticized every.single.thing Meghan has done (and for made up things she hasn’t done!!!) for the past 3 years but then expect to be invited into her birthing room, knows no bounds. 🙄

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Mego,

        Thank you. That was perfectly put.

      • noway says:

        I’m sorry this is not a lie. The funny thing about birthing babies is they don’t follow a set timeline. She could have gone into labor and had the baby in a few min. Voila the fast notice on labor and delivery. Who knows, cause remember Harry and Meghan said before hand they were going to keep some of the details more private, and guess that means we don’t get to know. But if you want to believe they deliberately lied to you go for it, but it’s more than a bit cynical about people you don’t know personally.

      • lucy2 says:

        Well said Mego!

      • Anastasia says:

        Thank you! I don’t understand why anyone would care THIS much about it, unless they’re a reporter and feel they lost some scoop or something, which wouldn’t even apply in this case.

      • Mejia says:

        Well I’m angry angry that she went into labor and seemed to have her child so quickly and without a fuss for the first baby but that’s just because I’m a jealous American who had to work really hard for days to get a child out. 😁

      • Betsy says:

        @noway – am I the only nosy Susan who is looking forward to their biographies in a few decades? Like I’m not going to pry because they’re entitled to their privacy, but I’m just curious and will definitely hoover up those details if ever they become known.

    • Salvation says:

      @Mary what the heck are you talking about? You need to re-read the statement Buckingham palace put out and get yr facts straight, before you get on your soapbox and accuse people of being liars. The announcement only stated that she went into labor in the early hours of the morning and that an announcement would be made soon, (which announcent did follow) nowhere does it say duchess Meghan is in labor.
      Why the heck do people feel the need to add the “I love Meghan” BS to all their spiteful posts?

      • Royalwatcher says:

        Not only was it written in the past tense as others have mentioned, so it’s clear it had already happened(!), but if she both went into labor and delivered the baby before the queen woke up the press isn’t going to be the first to be notified! The queen needs to be notified first.

        So e.g., if she went into labor at say 1:00am and then delivered at 5:26am but the queen wakes up at 7…then there is nothing the Sussexes could have done differently WRT alerting the press. They are just not going to tell the press before the queen is notified! THAT would be breaking protocol lol.

        I also feel like “I’m a fan of Meghan (then proceed to criticize something minor/slash/burn/etc)” is like the new “I can’t be raci$t, I have a black friend (then proceeds to be raci$t).” It’s trying to get some cover from getting criticized back after being critical.

      • Tris says:

        Royalwatcher is so right! I bet the announcement was held until the queen was informed. The media was told that labour had happened that morning, and stand by for a birth announcement. They checked that the baby was healthy and no complications, and then announced the birth. All boxes checked, and Meghan is all things perfect! xo

      • notasugarhere says:

        “I also feel like “I’m a fan of Meghan (then proceed to criticize something minor/slash/burn/etc)” is like the new “I can’t be raci$t, I have a black friend (then proceeds to be raci$t).” It’s trying to get some cover from getting criticized back after being critical.”

        This.

      • Cheri says:

        Royalwatcher, thanks for pointing that out! Absolutely, TQ had to be notified first. I think no matter what the Sussexes did was going to be criticized, if they varied from the Cambridges’ format.

        This child is seventh in line to the throne. Let them do what they want!

    • Guest says:

      There was no chaos yesterday. She went into labor gave birth and everyone was happy. The only ones that harped on yesterday were the whinny royal reporters that deserve nothing and the crazies that still think Meghan didnt give birth.

      • Royalwatcher says:

        + a million!!!

      • mary says:

        People feel the need to add the fact that they are fans of Meghan to (rightly) critical comments about her so that her stans won’t go crazy attacking them. Multiple reporters have said the timeline/announcement was a chaotic mess.

      • Caty says:

        @mary – so literally only the entitled, racist, misogynistic assholes in the royal press care? Are you one of them?

      • Anastasia says:

        Wait, first people thought she gave birth a couple of weeks ago and now there are people who actually think she hasn’t given birth yet? #crazy

      • Anastasia says:

        @mary: OoOooooOOOoOoOoO MULTIPLE reporters held that opinion?

        Well. That’s settled, then. LOL

      • Wendy says:

        @mary, would these be the same reporters whose bylines appear on stories about how Meghan is awful, entitled, rude, makes such a fuss about allergens in her wedding food that the Queen runs into the kitchen to scold her in front of the help, drives Harry’s friends away, forces the poor help to work from sunup to sundown, makes poor Kate cry and cry and cry, and wants to drag Harry off to darkest Africa to live in exile? Because lady, COME ON. Try to think critically here. I know it’s a challenge if one’s skills are rusty, but push yourself a little.

    • Hermione says:

      @ Mary
      What do we say about nitpicking, negativity and criticism about the birth of an innocent baby?

      Not today.

      It speaks volumes about those who willfully choose to use any excuse to diminish and other this child’s birth.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Personally, I think Mary and the RRs should strongly consider sueing the Sussexes for damages incurred. 😢

      • Lowrider says:

        LMAO…file a lawsuit for all the stress Baby Sussex has made you endure!

    • Himmiefan says:

      They really didn’t owe an announcement to anyone about when she was in labor, so…

    • MsIam says:

      @ Mary ,why does anybody need to know when someone is in labor? Isn’t the important thing to know is that the baby is born and everyone is doing fine? And quite frankly, I think they may have had more important things on their minds, than making announcements to a bunch of strangers. And stop with the fake “I’m a Meghan fan” crap. There are a million things that can go wrong during childbirth and a real “fan” would just be glad that nothing did.

      • Tris says:

        I think it’s a bit gross to expect someone to announce labor. You announce a birth. So much can go wrong during delivery and the minutes after; no need to have the world thinking about your most intimate parts! Just let us know when the stork lands, thank you very much.

    • KidV says:

      Personally, I would have liked the anxious waiting after a labor announcement. Being half-way around the world, I see “Meghan/Kate/pregnant royal of the day is in labour”, then by the time I click on the link there’s a photo of mom and baby leaving the hospital. I miss the anticipation.

      But, I’m pretty sure they’re not birthing babies for my entertainment, so be it.

      I understand why they announced it like they did. If she did give birth at the hospital she was able to get there and back home without the paps following and putting them in danger. It’s all good.

    • BlueOrange says:

      Given that the baby arrived in the early hours, I suspect he went into labour in the middle of the night so I don’t think there was anything shady about the announcement. They probably could have just skipped the in labour and gone straight to having given birth but few people would have heard the ‘in labour’ news in the middle of the night.

    • M.A.F. says:

      People are nitpicking about this too?!

    • Jaded says:

      What’s messy about it? It’s their own business to announce as they see fit. I wouldn’t want a pack of hounds harassing me while I was in labour, trying to pry out information as I’m sweating and screaming through childbirth. Give the woman some privacy for chrissake. And Harry actually handled the press wonderfully well, he’s clearly beaming with love for his wife and new son, and they will introduce the little one when THEY feel ready in as calm and gentle a manner as possible.

    • Himmiefan says:

      They own no one a notice when she was in labor, and they owe no one an explanation now.

    • Ang says:

      Yes, what mess? Meghan owes you nothing!

    • Bunny says:

      A better question might be, “Why is it anyone’s *right* to know?”

      She isn’t a handmaid. She’s an adult with control of her self and her destiny.

      She told them what she wanted, when she wanted. If it isn’t good enough, they can stop covering her altogether.

  4. Danielle says:

    Meh, if they had have just announced the birth without any prior warning they would have been wrong too. The labour story was just basically a signal to the press to be ready for the birth announcement.

    I’m so glad that they did it their way and I can’t wait to hear the name and see pictures!

  5. Flying fish says:

    I cannot wait for the name and the pictures.

  6. Purplehazeforever says:

    I remember when my sister had both her boys and while she’s not royalty, she didn’t like a lot of people around, so I understand Meghan only wanting her mother at first. Plus, you do just want to bond with your baby in peace. My sister had people calling & coming over, it was overwhelming. I can’t imagine being royalty.

    • Vanessa says:

      Plus, you’re so sore and vulnerable, just trying to pee normally, with boobs leaking and post- birth hormones… I didn’t want anyone near me, honestly.

      • Anastasia says:

        God, this is making me glad I gave birth in another state far from home (husband was stationed there). I CANNOT imagine. My mother in law showed up at the hospital and then flew back out before we even left the hospital, and my mother didn’t visit for about three months. A dear friend came out at one month, but she stayed in a hotel and her visit was brief. I feel lucky now.

    • Penny says:

      I didn’t want to see anybody. After my baby was born at 4:14am, they took him to the NICU (where he stayed for two weeks) so I wasn’t very celebratory-we had no immediate news. We didn’t tell people until later that day. And even then it was our parents, we shared the news with everyone else a day later

    • erni says:

      My children are all born healthy yet it was always me and hubby during labor. Announcement were made hours after the baby was born and I got decent sleep. Yes, labor is veerryyy tiring and since you’ll get little time to sleep at home, hospital is the best place to rest.

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    I don’t get why people have their knickers in a twist at the labour announcement – the statement was that she went into labour in the early hours of the morning and that a follow up statement would soon be made. The Sussex’s also said that they wanted time to themselves as a family before the made any announcement about the birth and thats what they did.

    • Melly says:

      No matter what they did the British press and Meghan haters were going to find fault in it. No matter what there was going to be a negative article about Meghan & Harry the day the baby was born. They were ruthless throughout the pregnancy, why would they be any different now?

      • Nic919 says:

        It is non stop.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yup, bingo. there was no way for them to avoid criticism. I know people who are complaining that the Sussexes are so “Extra” because they are delaying the photocall. like…..what? Or they are trying to get more attention by delaying announcing the name. People really do have short memories and forget how Will and Kate did things – we had to wait a few days for George and Charlotte’s names and I think we had to wait 5 days for Louis?

        They are going to be criticized regardless so they might as well just do what they want.

      • IlsaLund says:

        These Meghan haters and RR’s act as those they own them and are entitled to dictate what the Sussexes do and say…they need to all piss off. I pray the Sussexes continue to ignore them all and do what’s best for their family and in their own way.

      • Susannah says:

        I’m worried about what they’ll say about the baby. They’ve criticized Meghan throughout her pregnancy, now she’s only just given birth and they’re still criticizing her. I feel they’ll start going in on the baby soon too. Perhaps because he’s a boy he’ll get a pass since the British tabloid press really seems to hate women.

    • noway says:

      I know people are upset. Both the love Meghan and Harry crowd she’s getting picked on, and the don’t like Meghan crowd she lied. First, she’s giving birth so it’s unrealistic to think she had anything to do with the announcement. She was kind of busy. I know she’s a hard worker and multi tasker, but that’s ridiculous. If you are angry it should all be directed at Harry, although as a new father he could be totally out of it too, so it’s just kind of mean to be this nitpicky about timing. Plus, I was in labor for 36 hours on my first child. My niece was in labor for 20 min on her first child. Who knows how long she was in labor, but it’s entirely possible they notified who they were supposed to notify she was in labor, but she had the baby by the time the announcement was out. We don’t know, and really don’t need to or have a right to. Good news for Meghan she’s most likely not going to hear about this. She has a baby, and has more important things to do than worry about this. So no worries there.

      Just wait for the name shaming though. I’m sure those comments when he is named will be of epic proportion. Just out of curiosity does anyone know if the monarchy has to approve the names? Cause I’d almost like to see them go California crazy and name him something nutty to hear the comments, the land of Moon Unit and Dweezil. It would almost be funny to hear the comments.

      • Nic919 says:

        I am waiting for the name to be called too American or something like that. I mean Anne called her daughter Zara, which is not a usual British name, but that won’t matter.

      • Tina says:

        It’s customary for the Queen to be told about the name choice first, and I’m sure that Harry and Meghan will do that, but no, she doesn’t have to approve the name. The Queen’s great-grandchildren include Savannah (very untraditional), Mia and Lena (Isla is an old Scottish name). But I’m sure that some people will be unhappy about H&M’s choice, whatever it is. Not all of us, because despite the vitriol below, not all of us are racist (and most of us don’t care).

      • Susannah says:

        I bet those that hate Meghan will say the name is either too Hollywood or if it’s traditional they’ll say she’s trying to be royal or ingratiate herself to the BRF. They have both options open because whatever it is, hate is their default mode.

  8. aquarius64 says:

    Leaving Bad Dad and Thing 1 and Thing 2 (the Markles) off the birth announcement tells the world where they stand with the royal family. They’ll switch back to full nasty mode when the baby is not named Thomas. Dad is already whining to one tabloid he learned about Meghan’s labor from a Buckingham Palace statement (a public statement). But they will stupidly provide just cause not to be invited to the christening with the inevitable wave of new interviews.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yes they are playing ‘nice’ for now but give it a week or 2 and they will turn back to their nasty ways and will attack a new born baby. The evil one’s statement was so passive aggressive that you just know he’s building up for a nasty whiney interview when they don’t included Thomas as a name for the child. I hope she doesn’t but I have a feeling she might use it as one of his middle names.

      • Giddy says:

        I can see Samantha releasing a statement that they need to let bygones be bygones, and concentrate on that precious baby. That she can’t wait to meet her darling nephew, blah, blah, blah. Then nothing, happens. No joyous statement from Frogmore that the happy parents are thrilled that Aunt Sammy wants to come calling. Sammy will wait, seethe, check her mail, look for emails, but… silence. Then like a cartoon character she’ll have steam coming out of her ears and she’ll blow sky high! So predictable, and yet fun to watch.

      • Moose says:

        Nasty Sam is in Daily Fail this evening begging Meghan to let TM into the baby’s life…. as if… big mistake if Meghan does, but I’m sure she knows better than that.

    • Rina says:

      Screechy Samantha has begun the harassment again. She is estranged from her own children. Wouldn’t/shouldn’t that be her priority?

  9. L84Tea says:

    OMG, that’s really what TM said??

  10. Chef Grace says:

    My name choice Philip Dorian Spencer.

    • hnmmom says:

      I’m going with Henry Phillip Spencer.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      I’m going with Dorian Charles but called Charlie from the start. I can’t believe baby is finally here and we’ll know his name (hopefully) and face tomorrow!!! I’m really excited and happy for them as a family. I imagine they (including grandma Doria) must all be floating around Frogmore Cottage on a cloud of happy endorphins and love, lol (well, and pain for Meghan as she recovers. I hope her recovery goes as well as her pregnancy appeared to!).

    • Himmiefan says:

      I like James Charles Phillip Alexander.

    • Carmen says:

      Daniel Jeremy Spencer. Has a nice ring to it.

  11. TBE says:

    They were talking about baby names on TV. Apparently they want a name that symbolizes the coming together of the US and UK. My favourites were Kanye Westminster and Lebron Thames.

    • Peg says:

      You mean the media want a name that symbolizes the coming together of the US and England.
      What about what Harry and Meghan want in a name?
      One newspaper is saying, she had the baby in a London hospital, who knows where it was born, on Wednesday it would be laugh out loud, if they did not say where the baby was born.
      Love how the media had the hospitals surrounding Windsor on stake-out and paid serious bribes for info all for nought.

    • Millenial says:

      My favorite was one that would truly unite everyone, “F- off, Piers Morgan”

      • Some chick says:

        😂😂😂

        Black Twitter had some good suggestions as well.

      • truthSF says:

        OMG! “F- off, Piers Morgan” is the absolute best!!😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Moose says:

        Love it!
        Piers is a nasty piece of work. When H&M first went public he claimed (in the British media) that he was Meghan’s best friend (although, as far as I can tell, he never clarified how and when this miracle occurred) and that she “cut him out of her life” in preference for Harry. He is now bitter and twisted as he feels aggrieved that he doesn’t have an “in” with H&M, isn’t privy to their personal lives, and wasn’t invited to the wedding. He is now a H&M hater and never passes up an opportunity to criticise them. He just doesn’t understand how and why H&M are, and always will be, far more popular than him with the British public.

    • Erinn says:

      I actually laughed out loud at “Lebron Thames” – that’s great.

    • Lowrider says:

      Bahahaaaa….Kanye Westminster gets my vote!

  12. Peg says:

    Thomas is ready to pop, since releasing parts of the letter, he went to his sloth-cave, kept quiet for two months, got someone to write this statement for him and is hoping he will get invited to the christening.
    Not Thomas style of speech, “God Bless the Queen” guess he forgot about her dusty ole crown.
    Not saying that Meghan and Thomas will not reconnect in the future, but he can’t be trusted, and it will be hard to deal with someone, that you’ll have to check and to see if he is wearing a hidden microphone, to sell your conversation, since he sold all her baby pictures.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      If they ever reconnect, I imagine it would be in secret and maybe in America.

      As for meeting any members of the BRF or being invited to any functions with them, chances are *zero* even if he lived to be 300 years old. His conduct was so incredibly distasteful that I imagine an Ebola patient would probably find it easier to score an invitation than him.

    • Rina says:

      TM and Screechy Sam’s behavior has been atrocious. They cannot be trusted for a nanosecond. Barely a day has gone by since the birth of Baby Sussex and they are back in the media harassing Meghan. They are disgusting and vile human beings.

  13. Sassy says:

    People didn’t read the actual statement and it shows. The statement was in past tense so no they didn’t lie. How entitled and delusional are you to think you deserve a play by play of a stranger’s birthing experience.

    • Melly says:

      This. This is exactly right.

    • Peg says:

      I guess they did not believe the Sussexes, when they said they wanted Family time before announcing the birth/labor.
      The media got a bone, they were not expecting Harry to brief appearance/speech.

    • Nic919 says:

      👏👏👏

    • Royalwatcher says:

      👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Yup to everything you said.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      That’s being really tricky though. Having to analyze the announcement. And I say this as someone who doesn’t care at all. I don’t even think they should have announced she was in labor. The announcement they had a baby boy should be plenty sufficient for everyone. I do not envy Meghan for all the crap that gets thrown at her (and to a lesser extent Harry). I hope they are enjoying their family time and bonding.

  14. Becks1 says:

    I think the labor announcement was fine, but I knew as soon as the birth was announced that the RRs were going to freak out. They did exactly what they said they would do – announced the birth after they had time together as a family. This is not that different from what Will and Kate did, although her labors were announced earlier.

    ETA and as for her mother being there – I completely get it. Enjoy these first few weeks, relax, don’t worry about anyone else, and then deal with hiring a nanny etc down the road.

    • noway says:

      I’m not trying to be nitpicky here, but I think Kate and William have more of responsibility to announce the births than Harry and Meghan. William and his first child are most likely going to be King someday. It’s the joy of being a second born son for Harry. He should have a little more privacy if he wants it.

      • Becks1 says:

        I mean, I never said that Harry couldn’t have privacy. My point was that people are angry at Harry and Meghan when they actually ARENT doing things that differently from Will and Kate (a little different, but not hugely so.) People just have short memories it seems.

  15. Britt says:

    The RR’s are mad because they’re on the outs and Meghan and Harry, despite supposedly being down the pecking order, are popular worldwide and don’t need them. If anything, the reporters have been cocky to think they’re so important in the social media age. That’s something they have to come to terms with and instead they’re blaming Harry and Meghan for thinking and acting like a 2019 modern couple. They really can’t stand the fact that they can’t control them. There was nothing wrong with the rollout or secrecy.

    • Moose says:

      I agree with all of this…

    • Dee Kay says:

      This actually makes so much sense. I think the RRs and the courtiers have been testing their power with H&M, trying to show them who’s really in control. Well, those two groups might have run the game when Princess Diana was alive, but in 2019, who runs the game? Social media, and the influencers. And those ppl are all in H&M’s court, in fact Meghan was and is one of them. When the RRs and courtiers couldn’t steer H&M the way they wanted, they doubled down on their offense (and offensiveness), but H&M can ignore it because the Queen gave them an independent homestead and they are self-sufficient enough (plus with Doria’s help) that they don’t need a bunch of grey suits around, and they are already social media stars, so they’re all good on their own.

  16. Toot says:

    Thomas couldn’t begin the statement with concern or blessings for his daughter, he’s all focused on his grandson’s place in UK history. Typical TM

  17. Royalwatcher says:

    Of course Doria is there caring for her daughter and grandson, but I don’t believe anything Katie Nicholl says.

    The thing that bugs me the most about ALL of these stupid RRs is that this is how they “report” their stories:
    RR 1 throws out some kind of guess/innuendo/lie/hypothesis/ made up protocol (e.g. the home birth)
    RR 2 reports it as fact
    RRs 3-100 then get mad at Meghan when the truth comes out even though it was never stated by the Sussexes themselves.

    They are all a bunch of garbage. The end. Lol

    • Megan says:

      I seem to recall another royal couple claiming they didn’t have a chef or valet when they actually had something like ten staff. I don’t get why William and Harry feel the need to play the “normal” game. Nothing about their lives is normal.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Meghan, I so agree with you. The BRF do not lead “normal lives” and should stop trying to hood-wink us that they do. No one wants, or at least I do not want, the BRF to be “normal”. Stating you want a “normal” BRF is like stating you want a “normal” Elizabeth Taylor.

  18. Mego says:

    I have so much respect for the way they handled this. By not disclosing details a hospital was spared the circus of the Lindo Wing making life much better for the staff and patients. All I anted to hear about was the birth and Harry sharing the news like he did was very special and more personal than a photo op. Meghan was spared the enormous pressure of Kate to make a public appearance to soon after giving birth. I mean no shade at Kate for the choice she made either because her situation is different.

  19. TheOriginalMia says:

    Things went exactly as Harry & Meghan wanted them to go. If she had the baby at a hospital or at home, we’ll know soon enough when the birth certificate is revealed. I liked the announcement and the fact the Spencers were included in it. Thomas and Samantha don’t deserve any recognition because they are awful people. I’m sure he’ll be whining when he isn’t invited to the christening, but he made his bed. He doesn’t have contact with his non-royal grandchildren, so one more won’t make that big of a difference. I’m thrilled for Doria. Her baby has a baby.

    • Dee Kay says:

      I liked the inclusion of Diana’s siblings as well, I thought that was notable. I like that Harry made damned sure that his mother’s side of the family was recognized as having blood ties to his child, signaling they will be a part of his upbringing.

  20. Guest says:

    Lol Richard palmer and his hussy fit. He took a big spoon and stirred that pot for the crazies who still believe she had a surrogate.

    • Beli says:

      Oh god are they really still spouting that rubbish? It’ll be paternity tests next, you watch. Pathetic.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Yes, One article in the Daily Fail had over 2.7K comments saying the baby was born at Frogmore due to having a surrogate or some variation of this theory.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The commentariat of the Daily Fail will not let go of this surrogate theory. The second most posted big falsehood is that Gayle King has an exclusive deal with the Sussexes paid for by Oprah. These people are really just posters paid by the Daily Fail to stir up a sh*t storm.

    • Deedee says:

      Wow. Real nutters of the Tinfoil Hat Club posting on Palmer’s Twitter. Next they’ll want a DNA test. He has lost all credibility.

    • Vio says:

      Unpopular opinion,I know.. But it looks like they are actually fueling speculation,which feeds into all the crazy conspiracies. The request for privacy was perfectly understandable and it was respected. But what is the point in not confirming,not denying where she has given birth hours and hours after the birth,when she was already at home,according to the announcement.
      It just looks silly,even if the purpose is to maximise the attention with a slow “roll out” of info.

      • Olenna says:

        @Vio/V.,
        It looks “silly” to those in that bizarre minority of people around the world who harbor irrational, unjustified suspicions and negative feelings about Meghan. None of the press or public, to include these emotionally and intellectually challenged people in this bizarre hate group, are entitled to know anything about Meghan’s labor or where she delivered. But, if anyone is so pressed for this information, they should take their meds, calm down and wait until the official birth certificate is released.

      • Vanessa says:

        Meghan and Harry told the press when she was in labor and then announced the birth the only people who are making a big deal are the people at the daily mail and some of the Royal reporters. I can’t help but feel like some the language being used around Meghan and Harry baby birth is coded in racial coded language the whole their being sneaky Is really out of line the Fact the same people who screams the loudest throughout her whole pregnancy that Meghan and Harry and their now son are irrelevant not important they don’t matter are the same people who complaining that they don’t know anything about the baby but wait I thought the Sussexs were not relevant their child doesn’t matter .

      • Vio says:

        I’m surely not in “that bizarre minority of people around the world who harbor irrational, unjustified suspicions and negative feelings about Meghan”,because I’mean not really interested in knowing at any cost where and how she delivered.. But yes,it looks silly when you observe how the lack of some badic and harmless (at this point) info are fueling the craziest theories.

      • Olenna says:

        People who don’t like Meghan will be triggered by anything. OT, it is quite noticeable that the usual detractors, both sly and overt, who like to drop in with their criticisms of and dissertations on All-things Meghan were nowhere to be seen giving their congratulations and opinions on the CB birth announcement threads.

  21. Seraphina says:

    I wonder who helped Thomas with that statement. He is trying to play nice. Give him a minute, he will show himself yet again.

    And I too had my mom help me. Good for Megs. Nothing out of the ordinary. Let’s move on to something more important, like a name.

    • Enn says:

      It’s traditional in my family for your mom to come and stay with you for a week. Laundry, meals, changing diapers, etc so mom can get some sleep and let her body rest. Plus, episiotomy and leaky boobs and contracting uterus.

      I personally always thought that Doria would do the same; she and Meg are very close and that’s her baby girl. It wasn’t surprising when Kate went to stay with Carole (for me, personally).

    • MsIam says:

      My mom passed away before I got married and had a baby. I would have given anything to have had her with me. I wish Meghan, Harry and Doria years of happiness together watching the Sussex kids grow up!

      • Tris says:

        Sorry about your mom; she would have loved to be with you and your baby.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        I’m so sorry too, but she WAS there watching over and loving all three of you. Not the same, I know…

      • Abby says:

        MSIAM I so relate to your sentiments. Big hugs. I lost my mom before my babies were born and I would have LOVED for her to be there during the early days and watching them grow up. I’m really happy Doria is with the Sussexes now helping. I’m sure she’s a comfort.

  22. Weaver says:

    Isn’t their photocall the same day as Will & Kate’s engagement? It will be interesting to see if the date suddenly changes.

  23. Enn says:

    I was confused by the easel announcement, though, and maybe someone can shed some light. Didn’t Kate’s have where the baby was born and a doctor’s signature? Is that a tradition? I know nothing about how Louise and James were announced, much less W, H, B, and E.

    • Tina says:

      Yes, usually the easel has the place of birth and the attending doctors. It doesn’t matter though, the birth certificate will include the place of birth and that is public information that has to be released within 42 days.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The RRs are just trying to harass the birth team, as they hounded the rumored midwife months ago. How soon they forget Jacintha Saldanha.

      • Tina says:

        That poor woman. What an appalling story that was.

      • Vio says:

        Nobody in Kate’s medical team was harassed by RRs. The incident with the nurse when she was hospitalized the first time was caused by a stupid joke made by a radio DJ.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That “stupid joke” helped cost a woman her life, and yet you seem to be defending it or making light of it.

        What did or didn’t happen to Kate’s medical team is irrelevant. The press and trolls went after Meghan’s suspected midwife, so we’ve already seen proof of what those people *will* do to a member of Meghan’s medical team. That team deserves privacy, and waiting to announce the location makes that more likely.

      • Olenna says:

        Thank you, nota. To paraphrase another commenter in a previous thread, critical thinking is not everyone’s strongest suit.

      • Vio says:

        How you are even deducing that I was “defending it”. This is batshit crazy. And yes,the joke was stupid. In no way I was dismissing the consequences.

      • Vio says:

        @Olenna Please,tell me. Is “critical thinking ” to attack another poster (which is against the commemt policy,right?) for literally no reason? Yes,nobody in Kate’s medical staff was harassed. It’s a matter of fact.

  24. Hermione says:

    I’m so glad Harry gave that impromptu press conference yesterday and the world got to see and hear directly from HIM about the birth of his and Meghan’s son. For any rational, sane person, the garbage being spewed by the tabloids and RR’s only make them seem to crazier and out of touch.

  25. Sparker says:

    I’m so glad they’re not doing the traditional baby picture. The racist will be all over them as soon as they present him.

    • Lady D says:

      The racists are quivering in anticipation, hardly able to wait until the picture is released. If the DM was an actual building, it would be awash in the saliva that’s dripping from their panting mouths as they eagerly wait with racist glee, for the opportunity to slam a baby.

    • IlsaLund says:

      It’s so sad really that people are hung up like that. No one knows how DNA is going to mix. The baby could totally look like Harry or take after Meghan. It’s so discouraging and depressing that there are people ready to speak ill of an innocent baby in such hateful, racist ways.

  26. Katashae says:

    Lol we heard this exact same thing around when George was born. Then realized that it was all just semantics and they have always had a full freaking staff. Maybe not Prince C level but a full staff to many of us nonetheless. The Sussexes do do, and if you believe they don’t I have some oceanfront property in Kansas for ya. ;)

  27. gayle says:

    Question about Doria in reference to the Vanity Fair piece – as an experienced & presumably hands – on mother and yoga teacher, why would she be taking a post-natal childcare course? Looking at the writer, I truly have my doubts – just another fluffy, worthless detail to fill up space in the article?

    • MsIam says:

      Well if it’s been almost 40 years since you were around a newborn, wouldn’t you want a refresher, lol? Besides, things have changed and I’m sure she wants to do the best by Meghan and the new baby.

    • AryasMum says:

      Plus, they may not have regularly taught infant CPR back when Meghan was born.

    • Harla says:

      I recall holding my newborn granddaughter (son’s in his 30s) and it felt like I’d never held a newborn before lol I completely understand why Doria would want a bit of a refresher before her new grandchild arrived.

    • olive says:

      a LOT of standards of childcare have changed in 40 years, especially important safety stuff like sleeping, car seats, boosters, etc. it’s important grandparents are up to date with the CORRECT and CURRENT information and not relying on how things were when they were parents, because that’s where problems start.

    • Marigold says:

      There are 4 years between my children and I absolutely forgot A LOT. Plus, safety standards have changed in the last 6 months, let alone 37 years. Best to refresh.

    • KidV says:

      Things have changed since Meghan was a baby. My son is Harry’s age and the rules on the position babies should sleep, etc have completely changed now.

  28. launicaangelina says:

    My husband and I didn’t announce my induction. I didn’t want a bunch of people around and you never know if there will be complications. Only our parents and special relatives knew. Only when our son arrived safe and sound, and we felt a little settled, did we say anything and share a photo.

  29. Sass says:

    “Stop with the conspiracy theories! They didn’t and won’t have their baby in secret!”

    I mean, it’s not a big deal but technically that is what they did. Good for them tbh. 🤷🏼‍♀️ They wanted to make sure things went well and then wanted some time to have him all to themselves before the world knew. Plus they likely wanted to sleep. 😂

  30. Digital Unicorn says:

    Hmm, guess who’s out and about today showing us all what a loving couple they are. I thought they were going to have their 1st joint engagement in a while tomorrow in Wales hence why Harry had to cancel his on that day. Guess all that infighting over press coverage tomorrow was for nothing but waiving ones big willy around.

    Its all going to be about the Sussex’s tomorrow and yes Chuck did get some coverage today for his meeting in Germany with Angela Merkel.

    • Lady D says:

      My, my, someone must be feeling a little insecure. Not to mention, everywhere they go the conversations are all going to be baby-related. Maybe all that jaw clenching will grind his teeth down a little.

    • Becks1 says:

      Hahahahaha I love that the photo call is going to be on Wednesday.

  31. Sunnee says:

    As a new mom Meghan should be resting, and loving her baby. New Dad Harry is caring for her and they’re bonding as a new little family. Grandma is bonding with her grandchild and hopefully not exhausting herself with laundry, cooking and doing housework. So I see no reason why they wouldn’t have help. Someone has to cook, why not a chef? Someone has to clean and do laundry. It’s BS designed to backfire on them when people discover they’ve had help. This RR is not doing them any favors with this bogus claim of no help.
    As for a name I’ve been saying Dorian for months🙏🏼. Dorian Anthony Charles. Please no Phillip.

  32. Vanessa says:

    I’ve have come to realize that no matter what Meghan and Harry do there will be criticisms especially for Meghan she just had her first child and people are flipping out because the labor and birth announcement was confusing to some . The royal reporters are ridiculously and petty as hell they made up stories after stories about during her pregnancy they made sure to drag her at every turns never lets up . They got the labor announcement and their getting their photos op what more do they want at this point people are looking for things to complain considering how the British media has acted towards Meghan and her unborn son to point were they becoming unhinged they should thank their lucky stars that Meghan and Harry are giving them any sort of attention. The royal reporters need Meghan and Harry it not the another way I think some of this royal reporters forget that we’re in 2019 not 1980s .

  33. Casey20 says:

    The British Media once again looks petty and foolish. Some expected first time parents to call them in the wee hours of the morning to say that she is in labor. Because of course giving birth is secondary to the British Medias need to know..how Delusional! Once again the world turns for a second toward the Brits and shake it’s head. How sad they can’t just be happy for the couple.

  34. Casey20 says:

    Racism is based on fear….the Brits are terrified!

    • Hermione says:

      Please stop trolling with your one size fits all statements about the British people. A number of posters have correctly pointed out to you on numerous occasions that it is the British tabloid media that hates on Meghan not the British people and respectable tabloids. As an American you should know better than to paint everyone with such a broad brush seeing as how we’re stuck with Donald Trump and what does that say about Americans.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Plus 80 percent of the anti-Meghan trolls were outed as being from the US.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Hermione, you are so correct. IMHO, when it comes to tabloids, The Daily Fail seems to be the worst with all the hate mongering. I would love to talk with someone who works for the Daily Fail to find out if they really do pay people to copy & paste pre-written comments.

      • love10719 says:

        I actually read @Casey20′s comment as geared towards the Brit media that’s been hateful to Meghan, FWIW. At least I hope that’s what they meant.

      • Tina says:

        @Love: this is not the first time the poster has used phrases like “the Brits are terrified,” “the world turns its head toward the Brits and shakes its head,” etc. As many of us have pointed out many, many times, there are some racist Brits (just like there are some racist Americans). But sensible people do not generalise about an entire country from the behaviour of some.

      • Snowflake says:

        Idk, it’s a million comments that are nasty towards Meghan and Harry on DM. Trump might not represent all of us but he sure has his fans. So like how people judge us because of Trump, people are going to judge the UK based on DM comments. It’s reality. My husband is mixed and it’s made me wonder if this is how the UK really is. I don’t live there so the reality i know of it is the nasty comments on the DM.

      • Tina says:

        @Snowflake, most people in the world understand that Trump isn’t representative of all Americans. Most of us really like Americans and are disappointed and worried about Trump, but not judging all of you as racist or evil because of him.

        Some of the UK papers are paywalled, but the Guardian isn’t. I’d ask you to look up Meghan Markle on the Guardian website and look at both the articles and the top-rated comments on articles about her. It’s a republican paper, but they’re generally supportive of her and Harry, and incredulous of the rubbish that is printed about her elsewhere (and a lot of the DM comments are coming from Americans and elsewhere, just saying).

    • Casey02 says:

      Hermione: Please stop being the “”trolling” authority on this site. As an FYI, there are Racist Brits. So fearful that they voted for Brexit without understanding the impact to their country. Saying that the media is racist but the people are not is just a ridiculous statement. Just as there are racist in the US there are also Racist Brits!

  35. Loretta says:

    I can’t wait to see the baby! I’m so happy for them, Harry was so sweet and cute yesterday.

  36. notasugarhere says:

    Charles and Camilla getting baby gifts on the first day of their Germany trip.

    Charles “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return”

    Camilla “As soon as we return I will deliver it to them direct from Germany. I’m sure they will be thrilled”

  37. FredsMother says:

    Christian Phillip Spencer….

    Prince Christian today, tomorrow and forevahhhhh… 👑👑👑🤴🤴🤴👑💖😁

    I can just imagine how cuddled up the little family is.

  38. JRenee says:

    No matter what they did, there were going to be complaints.
    Glad they had a few hours alone with their baby b4 the sh!# storm.

  39. Nicegirl says:

    I hope you are right and they use the name Daniel. I love it. I wanted to use it for my sons but ended up choosing other names which I also adore. Sorry if this is the wrong baby Sussex article. 🍼

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Where did the name Daniel come from?

      • Nicegirl says:

        @baytampabay The name Daniel is generally considered of Hebrew origin. It’s a biblical name, meaning ‘God is my judge.’

        But I mentioned it bc it was Kaiser’s pick for Baby Sussex. 😉

    • Carmen says:

      My son’s name is Daniel.

  40. Isa says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad photo of Meghan. Even when she’s talking or moving about she still looks great.

  41. sassafras says:

    I feel that it’s highly likely the nanny will be a North American POC, male or female. It’s clear that H&M want their children to have an international, inclusive, multi-cultural outlook . So prepare the butter and salt, please, for my popcorn when the RR release their outrage krakens over an American black man nannying a prince of the realm.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Actually an Earl unless QEII makes him a prince btu the Daily Fail will not let that little ditty get in their way !!! LOL! LOL!

  42. DP says:

    Good for them! It’s a wonderful time bond. They don’t need any prying eyes!

  43. Anitas says:

    It’s lovely that her Mum is there to support them. I really appreciated my Mum’s help after giving birth, both the hands on part and the emotional support. I have no clue how that could ever be any valid criticism for Meghan, Kate or any other new mum.

  44. knowitall says:

    I think they handled it brilliantly, you can really see Meghan’s degree in communications coming to use. I’m glad everything went smoothly for the delivery, it’s not guaranteed even in modern times. Can’t wait to see the baby! Also, earl of dumbarton ftw? Sometimes I really don’t get the brits, these titles sound like the Princess Bride or Robin Hood men in tights.

  45. intheknow says:

    They have help. Doria likely supervising just like Carole Middy took over supervising Kate’s household especially after George’s birth. Carole took over for over a year…heck, people even quit and complained to the media at the time.

    What’s the point of all that luxury if you are not using it?? Makes no sense. They have a cook. They have people cleaning, people keeping the grounds etc etc….

  46. whatever1 says:

    They don’t have a Chef or a Valet ..until we find out in a few years that the actually do and always have!. They have a large house- larger than the average UK home and a job that requires them to look their best, so of course they have the staff to help with the house, organisation and grooming etc…

    • Vanessa says:

      I Think this story came from that Katie woman who works for vanity fair a lot of the times she makes stuff up about Meghan and Harry like the article she wrote that Harry had a crush on Meghan for two years because he watch suits . And when they Did their engagement interview Harry said he never seen suits . So I take what she says when comes to Harry and Meghan with a grain of salt she doesn’t have a clue as to what Meghan and Harry are up to .

    • Cate says:

      Or it’s going to be something like they don’t have a cook…because they get a posh meal delivery service, etc. There’s no way they don’t have some kind of cleaning service at the least, and maybe the service is not visiting for a few days to give some privacy, but just NO WAY is Doria running the vacuum, doing the groceries, scrubbing out the toilets.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        They have a cook and domestics. They may not be “live-in” and may be part-timers but they do have a cook and domestics.

    • SpilldatT says:

      They are both working Royals, there is no way they don’t have any staff. So yes, completely agree with you. Maybe they don’t have live-in staff, but I’m sure they aren’t doing their own laundry, groceries etc.

    • Peg says:

      Did Meghan or Harry say they don’t have help?
      You’re assuming a lot, base on lying Katie Nicholl BS, how would she know who is working at Frogmore Cottage.
      Getting on a soap box with out facts, is so tiresome.

  47. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    My name guess is Alexander Phillip Charles. Spencer is my favorite name for a boy but they probably won’t name him that. Not as a first name anyway. Maybe one of the middle names. Can’t wait to find out!

  48. Mary says:

    Robert, Owain or John as a first name with Charles, Spencer (great suggestion by people!) and/or Henry as middle names. I like the name Philip but I remember reading years ago that Prince Philip did not want any of his grandchildren named after him. Perhaps he will change his mind for a great-grandchild?!

  49. Universe says:

    I call Spencer Henry Charles. Can’t wait to see the little man.

    Only one more sleep 💤 to go. 😝

  50. CoffeeAddict says:

    But I thought she doesn’t have a chef? She cooks for her friends and harry – isn’t that what her friend said?

    • Peg says:

      Yes her friends said that, and they had a cleaning service come in.
      Frogmore Cottage is bigger than a two bedroom cottage, so of course they’re going to have help.
      We will just have to wait on Omid Scobie, to find out when they hire a Chef.

  51. cait says:

    I read that the UK press is up in arms due to the couple inviting CBS news to cover the photoshoot tomorrow. Since Meghan is American and has a relationship with Gayle King I think it’s perfectly understandable. It does leave me wondering about CTV News – Ben Mulroney hosts their morning show & Etalk…

    • Peg says:

      Maybe it’s payback to the shitty British media, don’t thread on Meghan because she can get her points out there without the British media.
      Let them continue with their lying, racist and classist reporting, Meghan and Harry will find other reporters to deal with.

  52. Musgrave says:

    I bet Meghan kept it to herself that she was in labor. She seems to want a very private motherhood, and I don’t blame her.

    I’m slightly disappoijtd she had a boy, but I’m slightly disappointed ANY time ANYone has a boy. Boo.

  53. Ye says:

    Meghan realky has the best and the worst family. Her dads side is trashy, her mom and her husband are wonderful. And a husband who seems to love her mother’s company- its just great.