With the birth of the next royal baby just days away, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle are preparing for their new role as parents. When you're part of the royal family, it's expected that you follow certain traditions, but Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle's birth of their first baby will break royal traditions. In fact, from what we've heard, the birth is so far off from Kate Middleton's approach.\nThe couple announced in a statement on Thursday morning that they wish to keep their birth plans as private as possible, and they won't be posing on the steps of the hospital to reveal their newborn, like sister-in-law Kate previously did with her children.\nView this post on Instagram What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️ A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Apr 5, 2019 at 8:17am PDT\nNo need to fret though - you'll still get your look at the royal baby! The couple has shared that within a few days of welcoming the newborn, the family will pose for a photo on the grounds of Windsor Castle, and it will likely be shared on their Instagram, @sussexroyal. As per usual, the palace will also announce when the Duchess has gone into labour.\nThe official statement released by Meghan and Harry reads,\n"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. 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 news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."\nView this post on Instagram The Duke of Sussex has proudly been patron of UK based organization Well Child since 2007. Over 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital vs at home because there is no support enabling them to leave. Well Child’s vision is for every child and young person living with serious health needs to have the best chance to thrive properly supported at home with their families. Both the Duke and Duchess attended the Well Child Awards in the winter of 2018, supporting the incredible families and children who benefit from the Well Child programs. For those who have inquired, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ask that you consider supporting @wellchild and three other select charities in lieu of sending baby gifts for their upcoming arrival. Thank you for the support and kindness! Photos via: @wellchild #worldhealthday A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Apr 7, 2019 at 8:06am PDT\nAs far as the location of the birth goes, the palace would not confirm any details. It's unknown whether Meghan will give birth at home, in the newly renovated Frogmore Cottage, or at a nearby cottage.\nIf the latter is the final decision, it's likely that the baby will be born at Princess Margaret Hospital, King Edward VII Hospital, or Frimley Park Hospital where Sophie, Countess of Wessex has previously given birth to two children.