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Prince Harry, Meghan want baby's birth kept 'private'

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Britain's and his wife want to keep the arrival of their baby later this month "private", Palace said in a statement on Thursday.

This would contrast with the births of the three children of his brother and his wife Kate, immediately after which the babies were shown off by the couple in front of the world's media.

"The Duke and Duchess of are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby," the statement said.

"Their Royal Highnesses 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 with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family," it said.

Some British media have reported that the are considering a home birth, which would also break with the tradition followed by and of giving birth in the private wing of in

A source quoted by The Sun said the couple wanted a "more private" setting.

"She just wants a normal, natural birth and to bond with her baby, without being primped and blow-dried to within an inch of her life just for the pictures," the source told the paper.

and currently live on the grounds of in London, the residence of and They are planning to move to in ahead of the birth, said.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:20 IST