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Old 05-04-2019, 01:01 PM
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Harry & Meghan aren't doing anything but minding their own business. It's been reported on Royal Rota and other media outlets that the Sussexes preference was to not even hold a photo-call, but to simply provide a photo a few days after the birth, likely on Instagram. Roya Nikkah said on a prior ITV Royal Rota broadcast that Harry & Meghan had to be convinced by a media liaison staffer to go along with a limited media photo-call at Windsor Castle.
Oh lord, that would be interesting, having the photo published first on Instagram I can see a few of the more old school reporters having an aneurysm over that

I wondered if it was something like that. For me quick "stop&wave" as they're leaving the hospital is much more private than the whole photocall. Though with the photocall they can limit the number of reporters... It's a tough decision, that's for sure.

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I've seen a video report saying that there will be lights acknowledging the baby's birth. But I don't see the big deal whether there will be lights or not. It doesn't really make any difference one way or the other. It's enough that the parents and the essential grandparents' and great-grandparents' faces will be lit up with joy when they set eyes upon this first born Sussex baby, when the time arrives.
Oh, I'll disagree with you here - the lights are important.

Maybe more for the people here, actually living in the UK, than our friends from US, but it's just such a nice way to express the joy and to celebrate the birth of another member of the royal family. I agree, that it's just a small symbol and nothing disastrous will happen if they won't do it for Baby Sussex, but I really hope they will.

I think you're forgetting that BRF are not just 'celebrities', but also people that many Brits hold close to their hearts. And maybe especially now we need something happy and light and that could be it.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:15 PM
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I've seen a video report saying that there will be lights acknowledging the baby's birth. But I don't see the big deal whether there will be lights or not. It doesn't really make any difference one way or the other. It's enough that the parents and the essential grandparents' and great-grandparents' faces will be lit up with joy when they set eyes upon this first born Sussex baby, when the time arrives.

A statement will be released, obviously. When it will be released and how it will be phrased shouldn't be a topic of such concern and over-analysis, IMO. They don't have to immediately release a photo of their newborn baby.
The London Eye is a privately owned attraction. Whether or not it...or whatever other non-royally-owned thing...is lit in celebration is up to the owners, not Harry and Meghan or even the Queen. It’s a business decision based on whether or not the owners think their potential customer base would be pleased to see them do such a thing. If they think their customers would enjoy seeing it lit up to mark Eurovision or a Spice Girl’s reunion or the World Cup, they’ll do it for that, too. It has nothing to do with the exactitude of the child’s rank within the BRF.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:21 PM
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Cool. Thanks for clearing that up regarding who decides the lighting up occasions of the London Eye. Just as I already expressed, it doesn't matter in the least one way or the other.

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With the Lindo Wing photos all you really get is a fraction of squashy newborn skin, rarely the whole face, (though in the case of Baby Sussex I guess there are people interested in how much melanin the baby has)...
Yes, you may be right about that type of interest. As far as the baby's complexion, what difference does that actually make? Everyone should simply take a look at other children around the world born of people of various ethnic backgrounds. Take a look at the children of of Viscount Weymouth and his wife Emma McQuiston (she is British & African); Take a look at the children of Matt McConaughey and his Brazilian wife. Take a look at the children of Seal and Heidi Klum. Take a look at Tiger Woods' children with his former Swedish wife. You will be looking for a long time, maybe even at your own face in the mirror.

BTW, everyone's skin color changes from the time when they are born and throughout their lives. There are obvious changes and infinitesimal changes due to natural exposure to the environment. When you have darker skin, sometimes the complexion changes are more obvious, but not as much when you have paler skin. I have a sister who is fair-skinned and her first and only child (with a dark-brown-skinned partner) had fair skin when he was born. Her child's skin color gradually changed to light brown and then medium brown as he got older. That's normal.

My older sister who has a shade of dark brown skin married a man with slightly darker skin, and their daughters all have varying shades of brown skin. Their middle child's skin was dark red when she was born, with straight black hair. She looked Native American (probably because many African-Americans have Native American ancestry, along with a percentage of European ancestry), but this second daughter's skin color gradually became medium dark brown with red undertones. Some African-Americans have brown skin with yellow undertones. Typically African-American babies have a lot of hair on their heads at birth, but not always.

Meghan has pale-skinned genes, as well as brown-skinned genes, and her skin tone is pale olive, with freckles. Harry has very pale skin with obviously reddish hues. Their baby statistically will more than likely not be noticeably dark at all. Most likely, the baby will be pale at birth with skin that may tan easily, and may become slightly more olive over time, or perhaps not. If the baby's skin takes more after Harry's complexion, it could burn easily with sun exposure. More than likely, the baby will have a good bit of hair on it's head that will change in hue and texture as it grows. The probability is that the baby's hair will be wavy to curly due to Meghan's thick curly hair, which is a dominant gene. But trying to determine much of anything at birth about how the Sussex baby will grow to look is rather ridiculous. The eye color of babies is not fixed at birth either. The main thing to remember is that the blood of every human bleeds red, and there are only four human blood types.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:29 PM
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Oh lord, that would be interesting, having the photo published first on Instagram I can see a few of the more old school reporters having an aneurysm over that

I wondered if it was something like that. For me quick "stop&wave" as they're leaving the hospital is much more private than the whole photocall. Though with the photocall they can limit the number of reporters... It's a tough decision, that's for sure.


Oh, I'll disagree with you here - the lights are important.

Maybe more for the people here, actually living in the UK, than our friends from US, but it's just such a nice way to express the joy and to celebrate the birth of another member of the royal family. I agree, that it's just a small symbol and nothing disastrous will happen if they won't do it for Baby Sussex, but I really hope they will.

I think you're forgetting that BRF are not just 'celebrities', but also people that many Brits hold close to their hearts. And maybe especially now we need something happy and light and that could be it.

I wouldn't rule out an image posted on IG of the baby before the big photocall. Maybe not a full view but something like all their hands and a thank you to the public for their good thoughts.

As for the London Eye? They announced weeks ago they are lighting up in red, white and blue for Baby Sussex.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:39 PM
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IMO, very little of this is about anyone exactly caring about Prince Harry. There is obviously a lot of interest in the Sussexes around the world. Photos of the baby mean money for a lot of news outlets. Meghan and Harry are rightly deciding to limit that kind of access and frenzy. And see my further comments below to your earlier post.
The public care. They of course want to see a happy and healthy baby for Harry's sake because he has always had a special place in the public consciousness. More so than William to be honest. I think people have always seen him as being more vulnerable.

But the media do not care about anymore. It would not matter if you were a saint.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:46 PM
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Oh lord, that would be interesting, having the photo published first on Instagram I can see a few of the more old school reporters having an aneurysm over that

I wondered if it was something like that. For me quick "stop&wave" as they're leaving the hospital is much more private than the whole photocall. Though with the photocall they can limit the number of reporters... It's a tough decision, that's for sure.
An aneurysm. I surely hope not. It matters not what any of us think in any case.

Wishing the Sussexes much happiness and joy, and a safe, smooth delivery very soon!

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Oh, I'll disagree with you here - the lights are important.

Maybe more for the people here, actually living in the UK, than our friends from US, but it's just such a nice way to express the joy and to celebrate the birth of another member of the royal family. I agree, that it's just a small symbol and nothing disastrous will happen if they won't do it for Baby Sussex, but I really hope they will.

I think you're forgetting that BRF are not just 'celebrities', but also people that many Brits hold close to their hearts. And maybe especially now we need something happy and light and that could be it.
As I said, I've already seen a video report that lights are planned. So hip hip hurrah! There's also going to be a celebration at the Shangri-La Hotel (which I saw reported in the same video) for expectant mothers! A high tea is being planned, featuring some scrumptious desserts (probably with Sussex-themed names).

I'm glad a portion of Brits hold the royal family 'close to their hearts.' So do a number of people around the world as well, beyond the Commonwealth countries. Still, it makes sense to understand and to realize no matter how high profile the British royals are, and no matter how 'beloved' many of us regard the royal family, they are people too with the same human needs, failings, pitfalls, and motivations. They are a family with similar human emotions to other families, regardless of the fishbowl scrutiny both positive and negative. The public can surely celebrate them in a respectful manner, but the public does not own them.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:59 PM
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Time flies so fast that before we know it we will discuss the first school day of this baby.
Time isn't exactly flying so fast at the moment. But you are right. Once the baby is finally here, time will commence to flying quite rapidly.

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I wish everyone would relax. Baby Sussex is practically on the way. So we just have to wait for the first announcement. Letís just relax and keep our devices on, because the news is coming.
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:51 PM
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Well, we have only a few hours left in Saturday if my prediction will hold up :)
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:10 PM
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Well, we have only a few hours left in Saturday if my prediction will hold up :)
Yours and many others. My prediction is still the 5th. But, I have a feeling that it won't happen tomorrow


Baby Sussex sure loves the warmth of his mommy I guessed a baby girl a long time ago, but since the baby "seems" to be late, I think it will be a boy (at least that's what happened with my family, my bro was late, and I was born in the day that the doctor predicted - he predicted two days, the 27th and the 28th, and I was born on the 28th - and I'm a girl).


Time sure flies, but people say the last month of pregnancy feels like eternity. It's like time stops.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:12 PM
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Well, we have only a few hours left in Saturday if my prediction will hold up :)
Yep...No StarWars baby. At this point, I'm done predicting DoB, but I will still say a boy.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:17 PM
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Oh, sure. Lights on the London Eye. How degrading. Awful. I don't know how we can treat people like that in this country. I mean, it's clear as day how lights are a sign of owning someone. So humiliating.

I mean, I don't know how Catherine and William can continue living after that experience. And they did it three times! I'm sure they're so devasted.
The above is entirely your humorous take, not mine.

The lights make no difference in my estimation. But as another poster indicated, the decision is entirely up to those who own and operate the London Eye. It's a joyous occasion, so sure if the lights are lit to celebrate Baby Sussex's birth, it's all good. But again, in my estimation, it's not essential and has nothing to do with varying perceptions and opinions of the baby's status within the royal family.

My comments regarding the public not owning the royals surrounds the obsessive media and public over-analysis of the birth plans, the strange conspiracy theories, and 'sussexstandby' reactions bordering on 'hysteria,' which is a word used by Omid Scobie (and he's there on the Windsor scene).
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At this point, I'm also done guessing the date of birth but I will simplify things and say something that will prove to be 100% correct.

The baby will be born in 2019.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:23 PM
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At this point, I'm also done guessing the date of birth but I will simplify things and say something that will prove to be 100% correct.

The baby will be born in 2019.
And in Spring
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And in Spring
i'd be prepared to place a bet on the baby being born in May
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:30 PM
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i'd be prepared to place a bet on the baby being born in May
2019. Spring. May. Nothing can't go wrong with these predictions
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Yep...No StarWars baby. At this point, I'm done predicting DoB, but I will still say a boy.
Oh but it could still be a Star Wars baby. Revenge of the Fifth.
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Will she have wait until 5th, May World Midwives Day��
Good choice to „ call te midwife“ and empower women‘s rights.✌��
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I'm surprised some people think they shouldn't have released any info. That would have only made what we are seeing right now even worse. The reporters were antsy before they finally heard from BP because they were expecting to have all the details like they were given for Kate's pregnancies. And that's the thing, for all the talk about how Harry, Meghan and their baby aren't that important, the media is still hungry for every and any bit of info. There is as much interest in them as there is in the Cambridges, if not more in some places.

Anyhow, I am just as anxious as the media right now. Though, I suppose no one is as ready to meet Baby Sussex as much as his or her parents.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:27 PM
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Maybe this baby will wait until 8th may...
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I' all the talk about how Harry, Meghan and their baby aren't that important, the media is still hungry for every and any bit of info. There is as much interest in them as there is in the Cambridges, if not more in some places.

Anyh
its not a case of their being important. They aren't as important as Wiliam and Kate.. but they do have a following...The press aren't waiting there because they care about H and Meghan but because some of the public care and want to see the news about their baby...
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