Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are understood to have become more concerned about privacy and are clamping down on leaks of any kind. The couple, who stood down as senior royals last year, are also reportedly “going through the list of people in their inner circle with a fine-tooth comb” as they become warier of those close to them.
An insider told Heat World magazine the couple are clamping down on privacy concerns.
They said: “Harry and Meghan are more concerned than ever about protecting their privacy.
“They’re going through the list of people in their inner circle with a fine-tooth comb, and anyone who enters their world is thoroughly vetted.
“They’re also being more meticulous than ever about anything they put in writing, and have had serious talks with friends and associates about the heightened need for discretion.
“In essence, it’s them clamping down on leaks of any kind.
“They have a zero-tolerance policy.”
The Duke and Duchess have long tried to ensure details of their relationship are kept under wraps and became even more concerned with privacy when Meghan announced she was expecting her first child.
The couple opted to keep several details surrounding their son, Archie, private, opting against giving birth at St Mary’s Hospital, west London as is traditional for royal women.
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A statement released by Buckingham Palace ahead of the christening read: “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton.
“The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”
Meghan and Harry are also determined to raise Archie as a private citizen and decided not to give him an official royal title.
The Duke and Duchess’ pursuit for privacy led to them stepping down as senior royals last year and carving out a new life in California, USA.
When quitting the Firm the couple said they wanted to become “financially independent” but the pair have come under fire for their recent commercial signings, which critics say are at odds with their quest for privacy.
Most recently, Meghan and Harry came under fire for featuring Archie in their first podcast episode after signing a deal with Spotify.
The 20-month-old spoke into the microphone to say a few words and wish listeners a Happy New Year.
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe criticised the couple for using Archie as a form of “clickbait”.