Prince William 'not impressed' with Meghan Markle and Harry's 'prima donna' attempts to keep Archie's birth a secret
PRINCE William was reportedly "not impressed" with Meghan Markle and Harry's "prima donna" attempts to keep their son Archie's birth a secret.
Meghan and Harry's first child Archie was born on May 6, 2019, in London.
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However, William was not happy with the couple's moves to keep the birth a secret, according to Robert Lacey's book Battle of Brothers.
"William did not think too highly of Harry and Meghan’s ‘prima donna’ manoeuvres to conceal the birth of their son in May 2019," Lacey wrote.
"This impression was confirmed by the failure of William and Kate to visit the new arrival for a full eight days."
William and wife Kate did eventually meet baby Archie – more than a week after he was born.
However, the couple didn't bring their kids George, Charlotte and Louis to meet their new cousin.
Meghan’s labour was announced eight hours after she had delivered the royal baby.
The public first learned that Meghan had gone into labour just before 2pm afternoon when it was reported by Sky News.
This was a huge break from what we would usually be expected from the royal household with all three of the Cambridge births being announced by the palace.
Kate and William posed for photos on the steps of the Lindo Wing after the births of all of their children in what has become an iconic tradition.
However, Meghan chose not to, and recovered at her Frogmore Cottage home.
Shunning the £7,500-a-night Lindo Wing where Kate gave birth, The Duchess welcomed Archie at London's luxurious Portland hospital.
While reports speculated that she longed for a home birth, Harry along with his Scotland Yard security team is said to have driven his wife to The Portland in secret – not even senior members of the royal family were made aware.
The royals posed for an awkward family photo after Archie's birth.
A body language expert said Kate looked "ready to flee" in Archie's christening photo.
Body language expert Judi James said Kate and William looked like they had forced smiles for the photo – in stark contrast to relaxed grandparents Prince Charles and Camilla – snapped in the Green Drawing Room in Windsor Castle.
Kate sat upright in her chair, appearing to be ready to stand up at any moment.
And while Harry and Meghan sat closely together on the couch, there is a huge distance between the new mum and Kate.
Judi said: "With a very relaxed and jolly-looking Camilla down one end of this pose, Kate sits at the other looking oddly self-diminished and prim, with her arms pulled into her torso and a part-smile on her face.
"Given all the rift rumours the rather 'ready to flee' tension in her pose could be seen as awkwardness but it could also show a desire to lower her own status signals and not upstage the happy couple."
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