Kensington Palace announced the royal couple were expecting last October, and we’ve all been waiting for every little piece of baby news ever since. We don't know what the gender is, and we don’t know the due date. In the couple’s official birth announcement on Twitter, the Palace offered little info: “The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.”
So here are some clues we’ve pieced together: In January, Markle was touring the U.K. when she remarked that she was “six months pregnant.” That puts her due date at the end of April or beginning of May. Not much longer now!
Royal watchers are guessing the baby is coming in April, based on a ring Markle was wearing in Australia last year, which had a birthstone of a white diamond for April centered in it.
Where will it happen?
Vanity Fair reports that Markle will have the baby in Windsor, close to her new home with Harry in Frogmore Cottage. Others say she will have a home birth. It’s also been reported that she will give birth at The Lindo Wing, the traditional birthing locale for royals. Princess Diana welcomed Prince William and Prince Harry there, and Kate Middleton gave birth to all three kids there.
"I would be hugely surprised if Meghan didn’t give birth at the Lindo Wing. It has the security and the resources needed for a royal birth," a source told Page Six of her plan. The Telegraph reports that staff there was told ”not to take holiday in April" but that “no one is confirming anything.”
A little on the Lindo Wing:
"Lindo Wing offers a 'five-star' birthing experience with expectant mothers accommodated in spacious private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Patients are invited to pick their meals from lavish a la carte menus - including a wine and champagne list - and are even offered a celebratory post-labor afternoon tea," reports The Telegraph.
Other reports say she will have a hypnobirth and has been taking birthing classes that teach her how to relax during labor.
The baby will likely be baptized at the Church of England, another royal tradition. The godparents have yet to be announced, but some names reportedly in the mix are George Clooney and Amal Clooney, Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben, Prince Harry’s former Eton classmate Jake Warren and his wife Zoe, British fashion designer Misha Nonoo (who set up the couple) and Prince William and Middleton.
The baby will be born a British citizen, as Prince Harry is British, and can automatically acquire U.S citizenship at birth too, since Markle was born and raised in California.
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