Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Take Action against Paparazzi as Due Date Arrives

Bright yellow signs prohibiting drones popped up around Frogmore Cottage as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle employ new safety measures amid the preparations for the arrival of their first child.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have employed new security measures around their home as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. The new security measures aim to limit paparazzi access to the property and also ban drones in the area.

Markle and Harry are expected to welcome their first child within the next few days. The royal baby watch has already commenced.

View 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

The royal couple want more privacy than other royal couples and are therefore making the necessary adjustments to their security. According to a report by The Sun, police enforced the new security measure around Frogmore Cottage in Windsor to keep the paparazzi away.

 Bright yellow signs read, "police flight safety notice: drones prohibited in this area."

View 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

One of the major security issues were caused by drones. As a result, authorities are warning drone pilots that flying them in the area is illegal.

"Launching, landing or operating drones or remote controlled aircraft is prohibited in this area, contrary to Article 95 Air Navigation Order 2016," read another warning sign.

The rule comes after a drone pilot nearly caused disaster at Frogmore Cottage earlier this month. A drone pilot tried to fly his craft over to the royal couple's new home on April 6 to take photos.

However, the drone instead flew into the path of a passenger jet. The drone went well above the legal altitude and strayed into one of the busiest paths for planes coming and going from Heathrow Airport.

Air traffic controllers spotted the drone just a few hundred feet from jets coming in to land and disaster was avoided. Authorities hope the new warnings will prevent further incidents.

Meanwhile, royal sources revealed that Markle's due date is on Sunday. The news is still unconfirmed by official sources. Earlier this year, Meghan herself had hinted at a due date this month.

View this post on Instagram

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a family of 53 countries working together to promote democracy, protect human rights, regenerate the environment, and focus not on what makes us different - but rather what we have in ‘common.’ What unites us versus what divides us. Representing nearly one third of the world’s population, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, the Commonwealth also serves as a champion for youth empowerment, which is a key focus of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Her Majesty The Queen serves as patron of the @queens_commonwealth_trust, which Their Royal Highnesses proudly serve as President and Vice-President of. The Duke is also Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Through The Duke and Duchess’ Commonwealth travels, they have worked with and supported young leaders on mobilizing youth engagement, and working towards a more unified future that spearheads progress, sustainability, optimism, and taking action. With that said, Mozambique, a member state of the Commonwealth, is currently enduring Cyclone Kenneth, the most destructive natural disaster the northern coast has ever experienced. On the heels of Cyclone Idai (where over 1000 people lost their lives) this cyclone will leave the people of Mozambique victim to catastrophic flooding, food insecurity, displacement, and obliteration of their homes and villages. If you’d like to help, please visit DEC.org.uk Photo credit: Chris Jackson & Samir Hussein

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on

“It won’t be long now. Meghan’s really excited. Of course she’s nervous like any first-time mum but she and Harry can’t wait," an insider said. “She’s been preparing for the birth – she wants it to be as natural as possible – and so has been practising hypnobirthing and breathing techniques with Harry."