Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing things their own way, especially when it comes to their child. The two will not participate in a post-birth photo call on the steps of the hospital, so the press won’t be able to release pictures on the day the royal baby is born. So when will they release photos?

Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that the birth will be a private event, they don’t have a set timeline. However, with worldwide interest, the two likely won’t wait long. After all, they don’t want paparazzi lurking around Windsor, hoping to get the first photo of the royal baby.

“It will probably be within a few days of the birth, but there is no time limit,” a source told Vanity Fair. “It will depend on how the birth goes and how the Duchess is feeling.”

The Mirror also speculates that the couple will only wait two or three days, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Meghan is expected to give birth at the end of the month or in early May.

How the first picture will be released is another big question. The two could take photos at home and post it on social media. As previously reported, some royal experts believe their new Sussex Royal accounts would be the perfect place for a photo, especially considering the way Meghan and Harry like to do take a modern approach.

However, with such high media interest, the couple may decide to do a photo call later. Just as they did with their engagement photo call, Meghan and Harry could decide when they’re ready and have the photographers line up at a time and place of their choosing.

The photo on the steps of the Lindo Wing hasn’t been a tradition for all that long, at least in the context of the royal family. Prince Charles and Princess Diana started it when Prince William was born, and in recent years, Kate Middleton has been criticized for partaking in the tradition. The Duchess of Cambridge appears outside the hospital with her newborn baby just hours after giving birth and manages to look perfect with a stylist-approved outfit as well as full hair and makeup. Many believe it sets an unrealistic standard for new mothers.

As Meghan and Harry set the royal family on a more modern path, it’s unsurprising that they’ve chosen to ditch this tradition. They also are likely to abandon the Lindo Wing completely since they are looking for privacy. They may choose home birth or a Windsor hospital like Frimley Park, but they won’t tell the press their plan.

Read their full statement below:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.

Their Royal Highness have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.

The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate as a new family.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured in London on March 5, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images