Royal Baby watch: Harry & Meghan prepare for their first child


The Duchess of Sussex's mother has arrived in the UK in support of her expectant daughter, according to a report. Doria Ragland is said to have travelled from America to Britain to be there for Meghan and meet her future grandchild.

With the royal baby due any day now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made it clear they don't plan to follow some royal protocol.

While many royal fans hope the first images of the Duchess and her newborn mirror the iconic photos of Princess Diana and Princess Kate in front of the Lindo Wing, it's very unlikely Harry and Meghan will follow suit, having announced they want to have privacy away from the watchful eyes of the world.

A statement from the palace said: "The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."

So which traditional royal baby customs could they continue, and will there be any American influences on the birth?

This is how you can celebrate Christmas like the royal family

‘Tis the most wonderful, expensive and luxurious time of the year. As Christmas approaches, millions of families will be preparing vegetables, turkeys and presents ahead of the big day.

On the most festive of occasions, the nation always turns to one family (or maybe two if you count the drama on the cobbles). The royal family have preserved many of their traditions to keep the Victorian festive spirit alive.

Grant Harrold is a former royal butler. He served in the royal households for seven years from 2004. An expert in etiquette, he knows exactly how to have a royal-esque Christmas with all the trimmings - and shared the details with GMB.

120 million children don't get an education, Duchess of York says

The Duchess of York says that 121 million children around the world are not lucky enough to benefit from an education.

Sarah Ferguson, who was previously married to the Duke of York, Andrew, now works with runs a charity to help children around the world improve their life prospects. Since launching it has given more than 200,000 children access to education, guaranteeing them a sustainable place in a classroom.

Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child

Kensington Palace has this morning announced that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Meghan and Harry are expecting a baby in Spring 2019.

A statement from the palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."

Princess Diana was 'due home day before' her tragic death

Princess Diana was due home the day before she was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris, her former butler Paul Burrell has told Good Morning Britain.

Today marks 21 years since the death of the 'People's Princess' in a car crash in the French capital as she and lover Dodi Fayed tried to escape paparazzi eager to snap pictures of the couple. Images of the couple were highly prized, selling for hundreds of thousands of pounds and making front pages across the world.

In the following inquiry, the actions of the media were partially blamed for the death of the Princess.

The death sparked a change in relations between the British public and the Monarchy, signalling a watershed moment for how the Royals approached relations with the British people.

Prince Harry and Meghan take to stage at West End musical

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been pictured enjoying a night at a West End show.

The newly-wed pair joined the audience to watch Hamilton - the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America - at the Victoria Place theatre before taking to the stage at the end of the show to greet the cast and crew.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle join crowds at Hamilton in the West End.

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Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London's West End.

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Samantha Markle denies 'cashing in' on her royal connections

She's the controversial face of the royal family - and she isn't afraid to admit it. Samantha Markle, the half-sister of the Duchess of Sussex, has blasted her relative this morning for not speaking to her father since her wedding to Prince Harry in May of this year.

Speaking exclusively to Good Morning Britain, the 53 year old told Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway that she thinks Meghan has caused "a rift" in the family and needs to speak to her father who is reportedly in poor health.

Family Feud: Samantha Markle hits out at half-sister Meghan