Meghan Markle Reveals Her Due Date
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first joint appearance of 2019 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, today, and with it, they shared some big news: The Duchess of Sussex’s due date!
During a walkabout in Hamilton Square, the mom-to-be revealed she is six months pregnant and due around the end of April/early May, according to a report of Zach Johnson of the well known entertainment online platform E!News. This was the closest confirmation of her due date, as Kensington Palace had previously only said she was due in spring 2019. Meghan Markle doesn’t know the baby’s sex as she wants it to be a surprise, The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English tweeted.
(On Christmas, Meghan Markle hinted at her due date during a walkabout outside Sandringham. “She said, ‘We are excited. We’re nearly there.’ I said, ‘Enjoy every moment. Being a mother is a wonderful thing,'” royal fan Karen Anvil told E! News. “She was so genuine. She was doing her duty as a royal with the crowds, shaking hands, etc. But when I asked her about the baby, she changed totally. She was glowing and instinctively went for her stomach. It was lovely.”)
With her hair styled in a chic chignon, Meghan Markle covered her baby bump in a $49.99 purple dress from ARITIZIA’s Babaton collection and a $1,395 coat from Sentaler. (She has a tan version of the coat from the Canadian label, which she first wore in Sandringham for Christmas in 2017.) Meghan completed her look with $60 Pippa Small Nosheen stud earrings, a $1,795 Gabriella Hearst Demi leather tote, a $240 Wide Ripple gold-plated bracelet and red high heels.
Meghan Markle was especially sweet while interacting with the children who’d been waiting for her. After accepting a bouquet from a local Kilgarth School student, the pregnant duchess picked one out of the flowers to give back as a memento, royal correspondent Omid Scobie tweeted. Meghan also asked for baby name suggestions, Scobie said, and one little girl suggested Amy. “Oh, I like Amy, too!” Meghan replied, pointing to her aide, Amy Pickerill. “That’s her name!”
Meghan Markle is reportedly considering Frimley Park hospital in Surrey for her delivery, as opposed to St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where her sister-in-law Kate Middleton and the late mother-in-law Princess Diana gave birth. It makes sense, as it’s about a 15-minute drive from Harry and Meghan’s new home. Plus, Prince Edward’s wife, Sophie Wessex, gave birth to her two kids at Frimley Park. However, Vanity Fair has also claimed the duchess is considering a home delivery.