Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Markle wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on the Long Walk as they head back towards Windsor Castle in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. Getty images/Aaron Chown

Meghan Markle is being criticized after the palace announced that she and Prince Harry have decided to keep the birth of their baby as private as possible.

Lauren Clark, a journalist for The Sun, said that she and other reporters never thought that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would deny them the enjoyment of knowing when their baby is born.

“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,” a statement from Kensington Palace read. However, royal expert Emily Andrews said that Markle’s decision is not that different from Kate Middleton.

On her Twitter account, Andrews said that the only difference has to do with where the reporters would be positioned when they finally get to meet their baby. But confirmation from the palace will also be released once the “Suits” alum goes into labor.

A photo of Baby Sussex will also be made available days after the baby’s birth and after Prince Harry and Markle get to enjoy private time with their offspring and relatives.

However, Clark still said that the royal couple’s decision to veer away from tradition is questionable because they have stressed the fact that they want privacy. But the journalist said that this is the exact opposite of what Markle did when she attended a lavish baby shower in February.

“The sudden desire for privacy comes from a Duke and Duchess very happy to enjoy the other trappings of life as full-time royals… Such is their controlling nature that many believe they will announce the birth on Instagram in a post that is likely to rival ‘The Egg’ as the most liked of all time… Shrewd or a tiny bit of selfish?” Clark wrote.

Despite the criticisms, Markle and Prince Harry have all the right to decide on how they want to go about their baby’s birth even if it’s not similar to what the other royals did.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after a 'Fluro Friday' session run by OneWave, a local surfing community group who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018. Getty Images/Saeed Khan