Posing with a newborn in St George's Hall of Windsor Castle, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan looked extremely happy and proud parents. But royal observers cannot fail to note: Sussex's restrained presentation of their first-born to the world contrasted quite strongly with the way the Princess of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge appeared to the press with the heirs on the porch of Lindo's wing. And this contrast has already given rise to some experts to talk about a precedent and a possible change in some royal traditions (see also: How photography of newborn heirs to the crown became a tradition).
An expert on royal etiquette, William Hanson, in an interview with reporters, noted that the restrained nature of such an important event as the presentation of the heir is fully consistent with the Sussex's desire for maximum confidentiality and may become a precedent for members of the royal family in the future.
“The more controllable, more private nature of 'dating the heir' is in line with the couple's reluctance to be in the middle of the media buzz that Prince Harry's brother and daughter-in-law, Prince William and Duchess Kate have previously faced. While this presentation may not be as exciting for the media and the public, it could set new precedent for introducing royal heirs in the future. No one can deny the splendor of St George's Hall, which has clearly won over the steps of the Paddington hospital”(read also: The Most Touching Moments of the Duchess of Cambridge's Three Discharges from the Maternity Hospital).
“The Sussex Baby, as we now informally call the child, is not a direct heir to the throne, and therefore the child and the family in general are allowed a greater degree of privacy,” added Hanson. - I believe that some commentators are worried about the situation of increased control (from the Sussex) only because we have relatively recently appeared three royal heirs, which are very often seen in public. But it should not be forgotten that this is due to the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (as king and queen)."
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