Mood screens and massages: inside Baby Sussex’s nursery

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by Maria Coole |
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Here's what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first week as parents will be like

It’s the most hotly anticipated arrival of 2019, and the world has been preparing to hang out the bunting to celebrate the birth of the new royal.

It was all quiet on the labour front as Closer went to press, although there is widespread speculation Meghan Markle won’t follow in Kate Middleton or Princess Diana’s footsteps by having Baby Sussex in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s, Paddington.

Instead, she wants a water birth – a royal first – at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage

Last week, the couple announced they plan to keep the birth private, and won’t be posing for the traditional post-birth photograph.

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An insider says The Queen (protocol dictates she is the first to hear the news) and close family will be welcome, but Harry, 34 and Meghan, 37, want space and privacy.

The source adds, “At Frogmore, they can go to ground. They’re eager to be wonderful parents.”

Apart from security officers, they have no staff living in the five-bedroom cottage, and Meghan’s mum, Doria, 62, will be the only guest for the next few weeks, while insiders reveal a new nursery is already in place.

A source says, “Their hi-tech nursery has cost them around £150k, and has been kitted out with state-of-the-art baby monitor, reinforced windows and cameras all synced to their smartphones. There’s a £25k wall-length mood screen, which is programmed to project soothing images for the baby.”

Meghan loves yoga, and pals say she’ll sign up the newborn for baby yoga.

The insider says, “Meghan’s post-baby routine will include daily yoga sessions, along with 5am meditation, which she’s been doing throughout her pregnancy.”

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The couple have also been seen at an organic apothecary in Kensington, where “singing” crystal bowls and gongs promote inner calm to aid meditation. It also offers massage therapy to promote the flow of breast milk and assist in childbirth recovery.

Baby Sussex will be seventh in line to the throne, and will have more freedom than its Cambridge cousins.

“Harry wants his kids to have normal childhoods,” says an insider. “And he’ll do his best to make sure his child grows up away from the spotlight on the Windsor estate."

Read even more celeb insider secrets in this week's Closer magazine - out now.

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