Loose Women panelist Nadia Sawalha has slammed the secrecy surrounding the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby, saying the public are invested in their relationship as ‘we paid for their wedding’.
The daytime panel show, also made up of Christine Lampard, Saira Khan and Jane Moore, were discussing the possibility the royal couple had already had the baby, but were choosing to keep the news private.
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Moore said: “I think she’s had the baby already. I’m just feeling a bit weary about this stage managing the publicity. It’s not like we’re going to turn up at her house. They could just say, “We’ve had the baby.”’
Nadia responded: ‘We invested in their love story. We loved the wedding, we as a nation paid for the wedding. For all of their privilege, there are certain things that we as the people want to know and the birth of the baby is one of them.”
Saira agreed, saying: “We are not American people. This is not America. We like our Royal Family and our Royal Family know how to treat us. We’ve had babies and we’ve welcomed them.
“We’re the public and we’re the people of this country and we understand they need their privacy and we respect that but just tell us, is it born or not?”
Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle in May 2018, making the couple the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
With the new Royal arrival expected at any moment, there has been a lot of excitement, with several ambulances reported to have been spotted in driving with police escorts in Windsor. The baby, which will be seventh in line for the throne, was due to be born late April or early May, and with that time now upon us, excitement has reached fever pitch.