Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle will follow some royal rules before, during, and after she gives birth. Pictured: Markle visits 'Tomorrow's Women Wirral' Charity on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Charlotte Graham-WPA Pool

Meghan Markle has to follow some weird rules during her first pregnancy.

During her recent trip to Birkenhead, Markle revealed that she and her husband have decided to not know their baby’s sex before giving birth. This decision was a personal one for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, it has also been a common practice among royals to not make any gender announcements to the public until after the baby is born.

Queen Elizabeth II is also the first person that needs to know about the birth of any royal baby. Prince William previously revealed that he called his grandmother to inform him of his children’s birth, and he used an encrypted phone to keep the information a secret.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal staff was the one that informed the high-profile individuals like the prime minister and more. The same thing will happen after Markle gives birth. Prince Harry will call the Queen to give her the wonderful news.

Meanwhile, Markle will most likely not have a baby shower. Even though having one doesn’t necessarily go against royal protocol, royal expert Victoria Arbiter said that a baby shower is highly inappropriate because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are clearly wealthy.

A baby shower is a gathering where the pregnant woman’s friends give her and her unborn baby gifts. There is no need for one among the members of the royal family because there’s nothing that they cannot buy for themselves.

And when Markle and Prince Harry introduce their baby to the world, the infant will most likely be swaddled in a knitted blanket made in Nottingham. Prince Louis was the latest royal baby to be wrapped in a lacy knitted shawl designed by G.H Hurt & Son.

Following the baby’s birth in April, G.H Hurt & Son released a statement.

“We feel honored that William and Kate have again chosen our beautiful merino and lacy knit baby shawls, knitted here in Nottingham, and in doing so have contributed a tradition for the next generation of royals,” the statement read.