Why Meghan may avoid the spotlight and give birth to her royal baby at home

(CNN)Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has made a habit of modernizing Britain’s royal family — but the upcoming birth of her first child is set to overturn today’s norms, harking back instead to the Windsor clan’s past. The private couple will be pleased that some royal birthing traditions have been consigned to history. “It used to be that the prime minister had to sit in on the birth of a royal baby, centuries ago, to verify that the child was in fact the child of the Queen — and not one that had been smuggled in under a blanket,” royal biographer Penny Junor told CNN. There are “traces of that process” in the expectation that royal mothers appear in front of …