From the swanky New York baby shower, to her rumoured due date and enviable maternity wardrobe, here’s EVERYTHING you need to know about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy.
In case you’ve somehow managed to avoid all the news coverage and bump-cradling, there’s a new royal baby on the way. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child together and we’re getting ready to meet the latest addition to the royal family.
As Meghan’s Spring due date is fast approaching – and we wait impatiently for news on the little one’s arrival – here’s everything we know about Meghan’s pregnancy and the royal baby so far.
When was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Pregnancy Announcement?
Kensington Palace revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child back in October 2018. Taking to Twitter, a representative wrote: “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.”
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
When is the royal baby’s due date?
Although a specific due date has not yet been confirmed, it’s thought that Meghan is due to give birth in April 2019.
What happened at Meghan Markle’s baby shower?
Meghan celebrated the imminent arrival of her baby with a star-studded baby shower in New York. The party at a swanky Upper East Side hotel was hosted by tennis star and Meghan’s longtime friend Serena Williams.
Stars such as Amal Clooney were joined by some of Meghan’s best friends including stylist Jessica Mulroney, and Meghan’s former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer.
According to Tatler, the event was held in the $75,000 a night Penthouse Suite at the luxury The Mark hotel.
Is Meghan having a boy or a girl?
Hot off the back of her fancy New York baby shower, there’s been lots of talk about the sex of Harry and Meghan’s baby, as guests were spotted with both pink and blue gifts and decorations.
However, speaking at the Endeavour Awards on 7th February, Meghan revealed they were keeping the gender of the baby a surprise.
When asked if she’s having a boy or a girl, Meghan said: “We don’t know,” before explaining, “Yes, we decided to keep it a secret.”
Where will Meghan Markle give birth? Is she going to the Lindo Wing?
Despite becoming a firm favourite among royals and celebrities, it’s thought Meghan plans to snub the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Instead, it’s been claimed Meghan intends to give birth at the NHS-run Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, as it’s closer to Frogmore Cottage.
What Will be the Royal Baby’s Name?
There’s been lots of speculation as to what monicker Harry and Meghan will choose for their baby. However, as with Prince William and Kate’s brood, any favourites are being kept a heavily guarded secret by the royal family.
Nevertheless, according to the betting company, Ladbroke’s, Victoria is the favourite for a girl at 8/1, while Albert and Philip are joint top for a boy at 12/1. The odds for Harry and Meghan opting to name their child Diana are 10/1.
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