"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private", the statement said.
The stance, along with rumours in general have gained special attention online, with netizens reposting the assumptions as well as eagerly speculating about whether a royal member, who lives largely on British taxpayers' money, is entitled to privacy around child birth. In the picture, Ragland is cradling Markle in her arms and she has a shocked expression on her face.
Harry and Meghan - an American actress best known for her work on Suits - married in May past year in an internationally televised ceremony at Windsor Castle.
It's also worth remembering Harry has expressed his frustration towards the press on many occasions - including their attitudes towards Meghan's racial background.
In terms of timing, Wills and Kate shared an official portrait of their third child, little Prince Louis, on their official Instagram on May 6 - just 13 days after his birth.
"It's very important for Prince Harry and Meghan to flower and create a new direction", says royal historian Robert Lacey. People seem to want dirt.
Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews reported that the mum-to-be wants a more private, normal birth and to bond with her baby without the pressure of looking picture flawless.
The criticism was further compounded by the pair when Nadia labelled the move "going against what the royal family is about" and Jane stating it's "quite Hollywood to try and stage manage stuff". Follow Yahoo Lifestyle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
But the main barrage of Twitter users appeared to back the panel's views, and agreed the couple owed the public at least some information following the birth.
A water birth involves the mother spending the final stages of labour in a pool, so the baby enters the world under water.