Meghan Markle's Due Date
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first baby, and people want to know precisely when the new prince or princess will arrive in this world. The couple visited Birkenhead back in January, and they might have given the due date away. Although, from other information, some already know when to expect the coming child. Do you think you know when the Sussex baby will arrive? Read more to discover the details.
A ROYAL BABY
Kensington Palace confirmed the rumors of Meghan’s pregnancy with a social media post uploaded on Twitter on October 15. It happened right before their royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. The statement revealed that the baby would arrive in the Spring of 2019. It read:
"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 have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."
Later on, Emily added, "Babies can come whenever they want." That is completely true. While due dates are estimated based on the nine-month pregnancy standard, sometimes labor starts earlier than expected. Luckily, modern times have made it possible for mothers and babies to be safer than ever before.
SPEAKING ABOUT HER DUE DATE
Photographer Karen Anvil told the media that the Duchess of Sussex said, "We’re nearly there,” when she asked her about the coming child. Meanwhile, Meghan is already taking precautions as she stopped traveling internationally since the end of February. She went to New York City for her baby shower, and there was an official visit to Morocco, but Omid Scobie suggested that she will not travel much after that.
"The [New York City] trip was planned some months ago and, with [with an official trip to] Morocco this weekend is the last available time Meghan can travel before the Baby Sussex is born.”
However, other reports state the complete opposite. According to Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl, the Duchess says that she will “work as close to her due date next spring as possible.”
THEY HAVE TALKED ABOUT STARTING A FAMILY
Right after their engagement, the couple had an interview with the BBC, where Prince Harry was asked about kids. "Not yet, no, but I think eventually, one step at a time, and we'll start a family in the near future,” he commented. A few months later, in March 2018, Meghan talked about children during a visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
She was saluting a businessman whose company makes baby products, and the Duchess told him, “I’m sure at some point we’ll need the whole thing.” After their announcement, everyone was obviously excited about a new member of the family, including Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, who was delighted about becoming a grandmother.A spokesperson for the family told reporter Emily Nash that Ragland was “very happy about this lovely news and is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild.” While the couple has kept quiet about most things regarding their baby, they tend to drop hints here and there. During a visit to Birkenhead, Merseyside this past January, the Duchess told a fan that she was six months along.
Another fan said that she was due in April. Meanwhile, people are falling into a frenzy about her due date. Since her royal event in Birkenhead, most fans think that Meghan will give birth at the end of April or even May. But, others believe that Meghan may go into labor at any time this month. Even Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has the predictions for the birth.
It states that there might be around two or three weeks left before the baby arrives. They estimate that Meghan will give birth the week of Monday, April 22nd, and the odds are 2 to 1. The odds of it happening the next week, which starts Monday, April 29th, are 3 to 1, and the week after that, chances are 6 to 1. On another note, this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched an official Instagram account.
If the baby arrives on Sunday, April 21st, he or she will share a birthday with their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and the odds of that happening are 7 to 1. However, a representative of Paddy Power says that people should not be waiting outside the Lindo Wing just yet because it’s going to be some time before the royal birth.
Additionally, Paddy Power is also taking bets on the baby’s name, and the bookmaker’s top choice for a girl is Diana, with 3-1 odds. Others gambles include the name Grace with 7-1 and Charles with 13-1 chances. Of course, this also brings up the question of gender, which is something that is kept a secret from everyone until the royal birth. Some people even believe that Meghan will have twins.
According to William Hill, another bookmaker, there are much better odds of a girl than a boy for the Sussex child, who will have to follow a bunch of traditions once he or she arrives. The representative of the organization Rupert Adams said that someone recently bet 500 pounds on the baby being a girl.
That is a lot of money on a bet that has a 50/50 shot. We hope that person wins. Let us know what you think about gambling for a baby’s gender, due date, or even name. If you liked this article, share it with all your friends who want the Sussex kid to be named Diana. See you next time!