Meghan Markle and Prince Harry planned the arrival of their royal baby as an event more private than the previous modern-day royal births. It was recently revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wouldn’t make that famous appearance on the hospital steps with their newborn. This is the scene that played out with Princess Diana with her infants. Then again decades later with Kate Middleton and her newborns.
Meghan Markle Baby Watch: Birth a Private Affair?
Meghan Markle and her prince have kept their first child’s due date tightly under wraps. But recent events suggest Meghan’s baby is due anytime now. Recent clues emerged that suggest to some royal followers there’s a possibility the baby is already here.
Princess Diana and Kate Middleton both made those famous appearances with their newborns in their arms. Both stepped out of the hospital with their prince by their side.
Prince Charles stood by Diana outside the hospital. Then decades later, Prince William stood side-by-side with Kate. The world got their first look at the newborns with this tradition. Also, this is a visual validation that a new member of the Royal Family arrived. Reports indicate Meghan Markle will break this tradition.
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) April 25, 2019
Prince Harry and Wife Plan to Delay Birth Announcement?
Traditionally the baby’s birth is posted on an easel on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. This only occurs after the Queen is first notified of the birth. But Buckingham Palace passed down an announcement earlier this month. It suggests a delay in the birth announcement this time around for Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry.
The announcement read that Harry and Meghan made a decision to keep their baby arrival plans private. It further said they would first celebrate the birth privately as a family before announcing the news.
This didn’t specify just how long the family would “celebrate privately”. So is that private time happening right now?
Spotted: Meghan Markle's mother, Doria, arriving in London. That royal baby is probably coming this week!!
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) April 22, 2019
Meghan Markle Ready – Her Mom Arrives
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, arrived last week in London. This indicated the due date was near. But today the online world is buzzing as a new clue popped up. It starts with Prince Harry’s name not originally added to a list. The list of those attending this year’s Anzac Day celebration.
It sounds as if Harry’s name was left off this list of the printed program for a good reason. It seems the event was too close to the due date of Meghan Markle. But an official announcement just popped up offering a surprise.
The announcement indicated Harry will attend the services at Westminster Abbey today. Pictures of the red-headed prince arriving at the event emerged this morning. He is there with his sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
The fact that officially the Duke of Sussex has been announced for Anzac Day last minute today, means that the baby is expected any day now. Otherwise he would have been announced to attend before.
— NettyRoyal (@nettyroyal) April 25, 2019
Does Father-To-Be have Plenty of Time Before Baby Arrives?
Several theories have cropped up since this announcement was made of Harry attending today’s service. One, which seems the most feasible to the royal watchers, is that Meghan Markle is not in labor as of yet. If this is the case, the father-to-be has time before Meghan Markle gives birth. Which would explain why he is now on the guest list.
This is a special day for the prince, who is very active with several military charities. Anzac Day remembers the Australians and New Zealanders who lost their lives while serving their countries.
I’ve been told: ‘He is pleased he can attend today’s Service, as planned.
‘With their baby due, his name was not printed in the programme in case he was unable to do so.’
Suggests no sign of #BabySussex quite yet, then!
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 25, 2019
Or… Did Meghan Markle Already Give Birth to Royal Baby?
Then there’s another theory. Harry’s sudden attendance of this service could suggest Meghan Markle already had her baby. If Meghan had the royal infant, then the baby watch is over. This means Harry can continue on with official duties.
But royal watchers took a good look at the wording of the tweet announcing Harry’s changed plans. One royal correspondent thinks the tweet means – no baby yet. Rebecca English from the Daily Mail understands the wording of the announcement to mean they are still waiting for the baby’s arrival.
Until official word comes down from Buckingham Palace, clues or no clues, the baby’s due date mystery still continues.
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