Duke and duchess, and baby makes three! After months of speculation about when, exactly, Meghan (née Markle), Duchess of Sussex, would give birth to her first child with Prince Harry, we finally know Meghan’s due date. Well, an approximation, at least. On Monday, when Meghan and Prince Harry visited the town of Birkenhead, she gave the crowd an update on her pregnancy, which was announced in September, just four months after the royal couple tied the knot.
“We asked her how her pregnancy was going, and she said she was six months and she tapped her tummy,” onlooker Carla Gandy told People. Another source, who wished to remain anonymous, added, “[Meghan] said her pregnancy had gone so quickly. I asked her how she was coping on those high heels. She said, ‘One day at a time!’”
People reports that Meghan also told some of the crowd gathered in Birkenhead’s Hamilton Square that she’s due in late April. This confirms speculation that she has been wearing her future child’s birthstone in one of her rings alongside rings featuring her own birthstone and her husband’s. Prior to Monday’s unofficial announcement, however, all we knew of the baby’s due date was that they would arrive in the spring, per Kensington Palace.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
Meghan didn’t just tell crowds when the royal baby is coming; she also took some time to gush about her husband’s future as a father. According to another source who chatted with People, after Prince Harry asked how to spell her young daughter’s name, Meghan approached the group to comment that “he’s going to be a fantastic dad.”
Though we’re not likely to know the newest royal baby has been born until after the fact, it’s still exciting to have more of an indication of when that will be.