The whole world is waiting with bated breath for the most important event for the royal family in recent years: Baby Sussex’s birth.
While Duchess Meghan let it slip last year that her due date is sometime in late April or early May, no specific date has been announced.
And while we're sitting and waiting for the happy long-awaited news about Meghan and Harry’s baby’s arrival, some believe Meghan already gave birth but chose to keep it secret for a while!
Many royal watchers who have been closely following Meghan’s pregnancy journey believe that her baby is already here!
Some of them have shared their guesses on Twitter:
Did Meghan heed the calls to skip the pomp and fanfare that usually comes with the arrival of a new royal? Fans’ speculations actually make perfect sense.
Why the baby might already be here
Duchess Meghan’s last official engagement was on March 19, and her maternity leave started the next day. She’s been preparing for labor in private, and the public hasn’t seen her since.
The official statement from Buckingham Palace is also very telling, and its wording might contain a clue. The statement, released on Thursday, says:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.
Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.
The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.
The last sentence might be a hint that Meghan and Harry’s baby is here, but the new parents are taking time to celebrate his or her arrival away from the ever-vigilant public eye.
On top of that, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are known for their habit of doing things differently from other royals. So Meghan probably decided not to follow Kate’s example and instead chose to welcome her baby how she wants, and not how the eager public expects.