Prince Harry: this “morbid obsession” for the birth of Archie

A new book on the royal family, and in particular the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, reviews Archie’s birth and Prince Harry’s wish on the matter…

  • Author and royal expert Katie Nicholl has written a book about the royal family
  • Talk about the birth of Archie, the son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
  • Prince Harry was obsessed with keeping the details of the birth secret

A well kept secret. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s first child, Archie, was born on May 6, 2019 in London. Only, as has been the case on several occasions since the birth of little Archie, the couple that is talked about so much had already, that day, protocol deviant and talk about him. It must be said that the rules for the royal family are very strict and thata protocol governs most of the great events that mark the lives of its membersespecially births. When little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor came into the world, for once, Prince Harry wanted to do things his way. Author Katie Nicholl, who has written a book about the royal family, spoke a bit more about it in “The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown”.

According to her, “one source described Harry as “almost morbidly obsessed” with keeping Archie’s birth as secret as possible.” That is this visceral need to protect the privacy of his son and his wife which caused the Duke of Sussex to ignore what, until now, was considered an unspoken agreement between the royal family and the public: the presentation of the newborn to the British people. Rebecca English, royal family editor for the daily mail, For his part, he explained that “Behind the scenes, the situation was so tense that more than one official – I know this from my own experience – broke down and ended up crying in frustration and despair.”

Prince Harry happy to have fooled the media

how do you remember page sixthe official rule, followed so far by royal family couples who have welcomed a child, is for father, mother and baby posing on the steps of the hospital so that the photographers and the attending public can welcome the new addition to the royal family. It is also at this time that the parents can answer a few questions from the journalists present, before finally being able to return home with their newborn. Just as she explains in her book, Katie Nicholl points out that the birth of little Archie was very differentand that the Duke of Sussex was interested in maintaining control over the press present and how his son would be presented to the world. “Harry has always liked to outwit the media” underlines the author of the book about the royal family.

Katie Nicholl thus explains that, according to her, “Harry and Meghan were delighted to have attended the birth of their son at the private London hospital even before Buckingham Palace issued an official statement announcing that the Duchess had gone into labour.. Instead of meeting with the journalists and the public when leaving the hospital on the day of the birth of her first child, Therefore, Harry and Meghan arranged what can hardly be called a press conference two days later., with only one reporter authorized to ask some questions that have already been cleared up by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. According to Katie Nicholl, the fact that access to young Archie was restricted to one reporter and one photographer has “demonstrated the growing gap between public expectations of Harry and what the Duke felt compelled to deliver.”. The author emphasizes that for her this birth and the way in which it was made public has damaged the relationship between the Crown and the press as well as the public.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quickly made the decision protect your children and your privacy from the press, particularly interested in details about the royal family. This is one of the reasons the couple decided to move to Montecito, California. If these life choices have marked a royal break within the royal family and how the future of its members can be foreseen, only the connection remains in the most important moments, as seen during the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch’s funeral was in fact an opportunity for Prince Harry and Prince William to put aside their differences and pay tribute to his grandmother. Something to remember that if your vision of life has changed, the different members of the royal family are still united by blood ties.

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