Baby Sussex predictions: revisited

On Monday 6th May 2019, the great baby wait came to an end – the news broke that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed a son at 5:26am, weighing a healthy 7lbs 30z. (Congrats, I guess).

Of course as some of you may know, back in March, I penned a blog where I laid out my list of predictions for the birth of Baby Sussex– and now that the child is here and the media tide shows no current signs of receding, as promised, I am looking back and reflecting on just how much of it I got correct. So without further ado, let’s take a look…

She’ll give birth at home”

Ok, so due to Harry’s birth announcement taking place outside Frogmore Cottage on Monday afternoon, it did appear that Meghan had delivered at home. After all, it was widely publicised that this is what she wanted all along, so we had no reason to believe that she had deviated from this.

However, this morning rolls around and the Daily Mail (and several others) report that Meghan had actually given birth on Monday morning at The Portland Hospital here in London, after going into labour on Sunday afternoon.

Now hang on a minute – Buckingham Palace’s official statement told us that Meghan had gone into labour ‘in the early hours of Monday morning’, so why this was now pushed back to Sunday afternoon, I don’t know.

Also, a number of reporters claimed that a home birth was the plan and that this had ‘been dashed’ at the last minute, hence Meghan’s admission to hospital.
In these circumstances, this would indicate that there had been an unforeseen complication.. Now admittedly, I’ve never had a baby, but I’m at a loss to understand how she gave birth and was discharged and home with a cuppa a mere 8-9 hours later if there had been a problem?
She’s also a first-time mother, and no disrespect to anyone reading this, but a fairly old one too by biological standards – how was she skipping out of hospital just a few hours later?

But putting all that aside for one second, because we should also entertain the possibility that Markle is probably Superwoman– how did nobody see her?

I mean, come on – she’s one of the most watched women in the world at the moment and Windsor has been staked out for the last two months at the very least in preparation for this child’s arrival; you’re really telling me that nobody saw her leave Frogmore Cottage (complete with security vehicles), nobody saw her arrive at the hospital (in the bloody capital, no less) with Harry and their royal protection officers, and nobody was aware of her being there overnight while in labour?
And nobody saw her leave the hospital either? Because the news that she was “in labour” broke around lunchtime, and all eyes were very much on Windsor, so somebody would’ve seen her come back, surely? It just doesn’t add up.

I mean come on guys, it’s a maternity ward in Britain in the spring – it’s hardly deserted. Somebody would’ve seen her. So no, I’m not buying that Baby Boy Sussex was born at any hospital at all, least of all Portland.

“None of the Queen’s medical staff will be present”

Well, I may have been right on this one – because with them keeping hush-hush about who delivered the boy, it certainly doesn’t look like any of the Queen’s medical team were a part of it.

I have to be honest, I’m not buying this “privacy” rubbish from them; they’ve told us the gender, weight, time of arrival, the fact that Harry was present for the birth and that Doria is in England at the moment – yet they’re suddenly coy when it comes to telling us who delivered the baby and where? I cannot think of a single logical reason to hide that information.
(Well, I can – but I’ll let you read between the lines on that one).

To quote my original prediction post:

The Queen’s physician, John Cunningham, was part of the team that delivered William and Kate’s children, so it will be interesting to see if his name comes up this time, or if indeed the medical staff for baby Sussex are named at all – my guess is not. And it will be very telling if they aren’t.

So far, we don’t have any names at all and I do think one of the most telling items is the fact that the formal announcement placed on the Buckingham Palace easel yesterday did not have a sign-off from the medical staff like Kate’s did with her three children.
This is usually done to verify a royal birth and confirm the medical personnel who delivered the child, to prove the legitimacy of the baby’s arrival.

Let’s be real here, if the boy was born at home, especially for a royal baby, there’d still be a doctor to sign off the birth – I can’t imagine it was just one doula, Harry and Doria present for it, with nobody else to confirm the arrival of the seventh in line to the throne. They had twelve hours from the time of the birth to the time it went up on the easel to get the official notice signed off and ferried to London – but they didn’t, which is interesting.

I also really appreciated royal reporter Richard Palmer’s not-so-subtle shade that he threw at the Sussexes today:

“There’ll be an appearance”

Yep, looks like this one is happening too. Just reaching for a quote from my original post:

And today’s announcement that Meghan actually gave birth in a London hospital rather than at home has, put bluntly, dumped them in even deeper shit.
If she gave birth in a hospital, it goes without saying that there was definitely a full medical team present, and there would definitely have been an official sign-off. And given the fact The Portland Hospital is literally only a fifteen minute drive from Buckingham Palace, there is no reason why they couldn’t have had this signed off for the easel display within the twelve-hour window. Something just doesn’t add up.

Not one to miss a photo opportunity, I’m convinced there’ll be a “post-baby appearance” for Meghan and Sussex Spawn, likely outside Frogmore Cottage if she decides to “deliver” at home, and assuming that’s where they are going to be living by then. Some people are speculating they’ll just release a photo of the three of them, but I doubt it; do we really think Meghan’s going to pass up the chance to have the cameras and world’s media on her while she presents her mealticket to everyone? Doubtful. Anything Kate does, she has to do better.

Ok, so it’s not on the steps of a hospital, but a photocall with Meghan, Harry and Baby Sussex is due to take place tomorrow in Windsor – and it’s looking likely it’ll be within the grounds of Windsor Castle with ‘just a few photographers and reporters’.

So I wasn’t totally wrong; even if it’s only a few camera men, it’s obviously going to be streamed live on national television and news outlets around the world, so it’s basically the same as standing on the steps of the hospital anyway. In this instance, it’s just bought Meghan a couple of extra days to make herself look decent for the cameras. Otherwise, there’s really no difference.

“They won’t give the baby a Victorian name”

Obviously, we don’t know what his name is yet to check this, but I do predict it’ll be more of a “modern but royally acceptable name”, like Alexander or something. ‘Charles’ will almost certainly be a middle name too, in my opinion at the very least. I don’t suspect they’ll name him ‘James’ – given the jokes about Harry, Diana and James Hewitt over the years, this’d be a very stupid move on their part.

The pair of them clearly like their grand announcements, so I think it’s likely they’ll inform everyone of what his name is tomorrow during the photocall/interview. Or in true “celebrity fashion”, as they so clearly think they fit this trend, they will drag it out for another few days to maximise press attention and coverage, and won’t announce it until the end of this week/early next week.

I’m not buying he doesn’t have a name yet; I’m sure they were aware during the pregnancy that they were expecting a boy (hardly anyone leaves it as a surprise anymore), and when William and Catherine spoke to some well-wishers today, it looked like Catherine almost let a name slip… She quickly said “him” with a lot of emphasis, followed by a giggle, so there’s no doubt in my mind they’ve named him already, they’re just playing the long game. All will be revealed shortly.

The child won’t be a Prince or Princess

Nope, doesn’t look like he’s being titled a Prince – sucks to be you, Markle.

Of course, I expect this to be officially confirmed tomorrow or whenever the name is announced, but I don’t believe the Queen has changed the letters patent, nor does she intend to – and quite frankly, she bloody better not.


When Charles ascends the throne (which we now have new reason to hope is a million years away), the boy will be eligible for an “HRH Prince” title, but for now, it’ll be plain old “Lord [name] Mounbatten-Windsor, Earl of Dumbarton”.

But considering Harry and Meghan wanted their son to lead as private life as possible, I’m sure they won’t mind.

I left out a couple of my other points from my original blog, such as there being celebrity godparents and Meghan carting the kid everywhere with her for the photo ops on royal engagements, but these things are a bit of a way off into the future, so we’ll just have to see what happens with those.

In short, they’re a fairly predictable couple. Another thing I said quite a lot in the last few weeks, and if you follow me on Twitter you’d probably have seen it, was that they’d pull a fast one on the press – and technically, they did.

Their “labour announcement” at 1pm, followed by Harry’s birth announcement to the press at around 2:30pm was rather farcical, and quite rightly, left a lot of royal reporters rather angry.
They’d spent weeks telling us all that the palace would contact them first when Meghan went into labour, only not to be told a bloody thing in the end – apart from the fact she’d “gone into labour” some eight hours after the baby had actually arrived. I bet Meghan, Harry and Doria had a good laugh back at the cottage over that, cups of coffee in hand, as they watched the media scramble to get to Windsor over what was technically a false announcement.

“Haha, look at those fucking losers running to set up their cameras! Joke’s on you, bitches!”

I have to be honest, I think was quite cruel. Yesterday was a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom, and royal reporters were kept in the dark over everything and then ran to cover a story where there wasn’t one. It was a slight waste of time for them.

They were all given access to the ‘Long Walk’ on Windsor Castle grounds to set up camp and provide coverage while Meghan was in labour, and then Harry goes and makes a controlled announcement to just a few reporters who were allowed onto Frogmore Cottage grounds, effectively leaving the rest of the media in the dark?
The rest of them must’ve heard the news the same time we did – as Harry announced it live on TV. What a burn.

Richard said it best – the handling of the announcement was shambolic.

I think that one was for you, Meghan.

Whether this was because Meghan and Harry couldn’t control their own press and PR properly, or because them trying to look like “celebrities” with all this cloak and dagger bullshit backfired spectacularly, I don’t know; but once again, they’ve bitten the hand that feeds when it comes to the press– and should they have another child in the future, I don’t expect they will be getting the same support from the media and royal reporters that they did initially this time around.

I remember Will and Kate being vilified for keeping Prince George’s arrival quiet for four hours before they broke the news to the press – yet Meghan and Harry put out something of a fake announcement, take nine hours to declare the birth and dupe the press completely, yet nobody complains? It doesn’t seem fair to me.
They owe the press standing around in the cold for hours on end the common courtesy of informing them what is happening with the birth, and they owe the public truthful information in regards to the baby – after all, he is property of the Crown and we pay to support you.

But leaving all that to one side for now, there’s still so much to come; so let’s sit back, relax and wait for tomorrow’s photocall, possible interview– and the first glimpse of the seventh in line to the British throne. I, for one, think it will be very interesting.

18 responses to “Baby Sussex predictions: revisited”

  1. This whole situation is frustrating. If they don’t won’t people believing in conspiracy theories and distrusting them, they shouldn’t be so shady and weird. If they would be transparent and stop playing Hollywood celebrities, nobody would be suspicious of them.

    1. This is the thing – given the amount of speculation there was surrounding the pregnancy, you’d think they’d do anything they could to minimise the negative backlash, but they haven’t bothered, which is really strange… They need to focus more on endearing themselves to the public, because right now, things aren’t good!

  2. Good article by the way. You were spot on.

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    There is a lot of public anger with the amount of lies and manipulation doled out by Harry and his monster woman and the Sunday fake birth was no different. MeGain never gave birth to anything that’s for for sure. Obviously You’d have to be pregnant first to give birth to a human baby and Meghan Markle the scam artist was ever pregnant.

    Think the only way to appease their anger and the loud cries of republicanism is for Harry and his vile woman to renounce their titles and for Harry to opt out of the line of succession and go live their private lives they bitch about so much. He’s always denigrated his grandmother’s effort to present a positive image of the BRF by saying he’d rather live a private life and moaning about duty and the press. He’s spoken about this in his interviews so then go live your private life on your own money Harry. Nobody’s stopping him and the RF would be spared of their nasty attitudes and embarrassment and bad negative press. He really should be pressured to LEAVE and go away. No more titles and pampered life paid for by the UK public. The Harkles are nothing but major LIABLITY to the RF and the Queen doesn’t deserve that especially in her age.

    Do you think they should be kicked out of the family? Something needs to be done as they’ve gotten with so much since the con woman duped the dimwit

    1. Thank you so much for your comment xx

      I would say in regards to Harry and Meghan, if there is any truth to the rumours about them wanting to have a home in California, they should relinquish their titles, remove themselves from the public payroll and take off to start a new life. It would be good to see how things go then; I can’t imagine Harry would want to give up life on the gravy train and Meghan would ditch him in a heartbeat – she’s there for the perks and if she’s not getting that, she’ll be gone. I’ve noticed that since she married Harry, she’s slowly trying to Americanise him and gently push them towards the USA… She wants to take the title and wealth and head back to America to show everyone what a ‘hero’ she is, because she couldn’t make it on US soil by herself.

      As for kicking them out, I think they’d have to do something rather awful to be axed from the main scene – as they can’t really be ‘removed’ from the family. But I do think they should maybe be sidelined and not given such a global platform to project their views. They’re beginning to overshadow the Cambridges, and there’s no place for it. They shouldn’t be eclipsing the future King and Queen and I think that’s something the BRF need to look at.

  4. Crowns, wonderful stuff as usual and I do appreciate you making your blog available for all of us to enjoy.

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    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comments xx

  5. I just don’t believe she was pregnant. One only needs to look at the photos of her from JANUARY to see that was an enormous bump for someone with 4 months yet to go. She is also on tape saying she “had a friend give birth 5 months early and one can never gauge when the baby is due…” Yes you can, it’s a due date and it is very revealing this was never discussed. They have spoken ad nauseum about their desire to reach people globally (a favorite word for them) by sharing their adoption or surrogacy experience. Only they know why they squandered this opportunity.

    1. Sorry, I meant when she said her friend gave birth five weeks early. Yes, it happens, but five weeks early is not something anyone would be as blase about as she depicts. It is a huge difference to give birth five weeks early. The doctors would be seriously concerned about that baby. Just another behavior of hers which makes no sense to those of us who have been pregnant.

  6. I think the RR should just simply stop reporting on them. They are nothing more than shady tricksters and seem to spend a lot of their time scheming rather than helping. They are both Horrid people. The lies were so evident, even to those that weren’t looking. I found the whole charade adhorrant.

  7. sfnewcatholic avatar

    My jaw dropped to the floor when I heard Meghan had named her son “Archie.” I thought it was a joke and a stupid one at that. Who in hell gives someone who’s 7th in line to the throne of England the name of “Archie”??? I mean, it’s not even a real name; it’s a shortening of a real name, a nickname. For sure, it is NOT a name for a Royal child. Royal names are a very serious business. Remember how Andrew and Sarah got grief because they wanted to name their first born “Arabella”? The Queen quashed that at once, it was not royal. So the York’s named their first daughter ‘Beatrice’. That proves that Royal names need to be dignified – not trendy or fashionable – but dignified. So…………Archie? Oh, give me a break! That’s too stupid for words. But as I saw no one in the press point out the obvious – Archie’s a dumb name – I began to doubt my own judgement so I put the matter to my landlady who’s savvy as they come. I caught her in the hallway with her dog and told her Meghan had given birth. My landlady pulled a bored face, “I don’t follow that stuff”. So I asked her if she wanted to hear the name? My landlady nodded and I said….”Archie”. Whap! My landlady instantly cried “That’s an AWFUL name!” She got in the elevator with her dog and spoke through the bars before she closed the door. “That’s a lousy name.” Then the elevator door closed as it went down to the lobby. Yeah, my landlady’s right and I’M right. “Archie” is the dumbest name in the world for a Royal baby.

    And only a dumb mother would pick that name. The shock of hearing the stupid name Meghan’s given her son has finally jolted me into realizing that Meghan’s a very stupid person. Stupid’s the only way to explain the foolishness of her blathering on the cover of ‘Vanity Fair’. Dumb, dumb, dumb. NO girlfriend of a Royal would ever be foolish enough to do that as it totally violates the Palace’s insistence on discretion. I also see the incredible stupidity of Meghan slamming the door shut in her dad’s face and kicking him out of the wedding – again the dumbest thing in the world to do if you want people to like you. Abuse a poor sick old man who sacrificed everything for you, not let your own father walk you down the aisle? Oh, God, that’s dumb. And stupid is the only way to describe the ghastly things Meghan’s worn. You have to be dumb, I mean, really dumb to not comprehend what a jackass you look like in pants that drag on the ground, dresses that are 3 sizes too big, coats that don’t fit, makeup thick as a hooker’s and, last but not least, scraggly messy, even dirty hair that flops all over the place, blowing in your mouth, your nose and forcing you to constantly swat it back from your face. Only a moron would think that looked good. Only a moron would think fighting with the Queen over a tiara, shoving ahead of her to get into a car, reducing your royal sister-in-law to tears, screaming at the staff so that half of them quit, walking out of a market in Fiji and leaving all the Fijians weeping because you ruined an occasion they’d spent months preparing for, lunging for the microphone at every moment to blather idiotic phrases, shoving ahead of your Royal husband at every chance, spending exorbitant sums on yourself while giving not a single dime to others, championing a group tied to a mosque that applauds the beheading of British soldiers and generally just being an all around diva bitch, etc., —- only a moron would think that was a good idea. So Meghan’s dumb. She’s dumb as a sack of hammers as they say here in America. And she’s been dumb from Day One, except I wouldn’t admit it because – well, because I couldn’t comprehend how anyone as old and experienced in PR as her could NOT see the stupidity of what she was doing. But this dumb, stupid name she’s slapped on her kid has woken me up to the truth about Meghan’s intelligence — she hasn’t got any.

    I guess maybe she thought ‘Archie’ would ‘connect’ her with the people, show her as the ‘people’s princess’ because she chose a ‘people’s’ name for her kid, a non-Royal name of the ordinary working class. Oh, God, she couldn’t have gotten it more wrong. It’s a stupid name that offends everyone. ‘Archie’ offends the Royal family because it’s a terrible – no, it’s an embarrassing name for a Royal baby. ‘Archie’ also offends the working class because it’s so damned obvious Meghan is pandering to them by choosing that stupid name. Working people do NOT enjoy that. All in all, it’s a stupid name. And the only person who’d chose a dumb name like that for their kid would be someone who’s equally stupid herself. Boy, Meghan’s dumb. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    1. It’s silly that people are saying “That’s no name for a royal baby!!!” But in the same breath they’ll say “Harry’s the spare so his kids don’t even matter.” You can’t have it both ways. And what people think is a “dumb name” is totally subjective. Eugenie is a weird name to me, but her parents liked it so who cares?

      1. Eugenie is the name of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter who went on to become the Queen Consort of Spain and the current Spanish King’s great grandmother.

        And Beatrice is the name of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter who in turn was the mother of the aforementioned Eugenie.

        Fergie has a Queen Victoria obsession and co-authored a book about her called Travels with Victoria. She also executive produced the movie Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt.

  8. After seeing her walk out with the baby I do believe she gave birth. Her face was wide, she was waddling while walking and shifting from side to side as if she was uncomfortable. I think she is just one of those people who get huge when pregnant.

    As far as why it was so secretive I am tempted to think she had complications, a bit older, first time birth… maybe tried to do a home birth and had to be rushed out, or very overdue and induced. I feel like if there was a medical issue they wouldn’t really announce it.

    Kind of glad its over so we can stop hearing about them for a while lol

  9. sfnewcatholic avatar

    The photo of Prince Philip and the Queen ‘smiling’ at the Sussex baby appears to be a fake photo.

    A sharp-eyed observer on Twitter noted that the Queen’s photo is identical to a photo taken of her last year – same hair, same lipstick, same pearl earrings, same necklace, same blouse and same pale blue sweater, etc. Soit appears this photo from last year was pasted onto the photo of Meghan holding her baby. In addition, a real photo of the Queen taken on the same day of the ‘smiling at the Sussex baby’ photo shows the Queen wearing a completely different dark colored sweater. Why on earth would the Queen change clothes to meet the baby? Answer – she wouldn’t. Another thing, Meghan obviously intended for the ‘smiling at baby’ photo to prove that Philip and the Queen had been invited to show their approval of the infant. Except Meghan’s own words contradict that; in the video she reveals that she ‘bumped into Philip’ in the hallway a short while earlier which is why he was going to show up. But if the Duke had been invited, why would it be an accidental meeting with him just minutes earlier that caused him to show up? It doesn’t make sense. Another thing, Philip no longer lives at Windsor Castle. He instead lives in a private cottage on Sandringham with a few servants. The only time he leaves Sandringham is to cause an unfortunate car accident, after which he retreats back to his Sandringham dwelling. So why on earth would a man in frail health leave his home to travel all the way down to a castle (Windsor) he no longer lives in to attend an event sponsored by a woman (Meghan) he dislikes so much he’s induced the Queen to kick Meghan out of England to some place in Africa? In short, everything in that photo of Philip and the Queen smiling at baby Sussex appears to be completely fake.

    Other troubling facts about the 3:13 video of Meghan and Harry presenting their baby to the world in the corridor of Windsor Castle. In the background you see brilliant sunlight streaming through the windows of Windsor Castle. But a photograph of that SAME DAY shows Windsor Castle deluged with pouring dark rain. More than that, the Queen attended the Windsor Horse Show on that same day and she’s bundled up to the neck with everyone holding umbrellas around her as they brace against the dark pouring rain. So…how does that dark rainy day suddenly burst into brilliant sunshine for Meghan. Something’s terribly wrong. Last but not least, the video has Harry talking about how the baby’s changed so much in the last TWO WEEKS. Hey, the baby’s only two days old.

    What on earth is going on?

  10. Poor poor Archie avatar
    Poor poor Archie

    Well apparently Archie is named after Meghan’s dead cat per many articles today. Madam Markle used to love that cat and she kept feeding it frozen grapes and it got sick and died……Awful name for a child if there’s really a 👶????!


    My impressions are the following: Megan was a pregnant bride. She told others in the fall that she was 16 weeks pregnant, later changed it to 12 weeks. Regardless, that would still have her very large in January. This is why the wedding dress was so loose and could not be tailored for fear it would show her up more. I believe she delivered in March, 2019. Shortly thereafter, all the privacy issues began being touted. This is why she could bend down at the memorial she and Harry went to when she was on “Maternity Leave” prior to delivering? When we saw her in May, the baby was covered up so as not to show the size he was. Clearly on Fathers Day he was huge grabbing Harry’s finger. Already 2 months, so the child we saw in South Africa is in fact 6 months old, definitely not the younger child they are passing him off to be with the anecdotal comments from their friends saying that all babies who are on nursing and on formula are very large. Nice Try. I had 4 children I can tell how old that baby is!

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