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The World Is Fascinated By Duchess Meghan's Growing Baby Bump. How Far Along Is She In Her Pregnancy?

Date October 31, 2018

On October 15, Kensington Palace made the long-awaited announcement: Duchess Meghan is pregnant! The news came as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex landed in Sydney, where they started their first-ever official overseas tour.

Royal fans have been fascinated by Meghan’s growing baby bump for two weeks now, and they can’t help but wonder: just how far along is she in her pregnancy?

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The second trimester has started

At the time of the pregnancy announcement, it was revealed that the Duchess of Sussex had already had her 12-week scan. We don’t know her specific due date, but what we learned from the official announcement is that the royal baby will arrive in the spring of 2019.

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So, how many weeks pregnant is Meghan Markle? It’s estimated that the Duchess is about 16 weeks pregnant, and there are a few things to know about this point of the term.

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What happens at 16 weeks?

By week 16, the baby’s main organs have formed and continue to develop until birth. At this point, the baby has already started to look like a tiny human! BabyCenter compares the baby’s size at 16 weeks to an avocado, and he or she is expected to double in size over the next few weeks.

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At this point, the baby is already capable of making facial expressions and moving in the womb, so the Duchess has probably started to feel the baby's tiny kicks.

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By the way, the baby’s gender is supposed to become visible on ultrasound images within the next few weeks. But here’s the thing: we won’t know if the baby is a boy or a girl until Duchess Meghan gives birth, if she chooses to keep to tradition like her sister-in-law did. So, we are left to speculate about the royal baby’s gender over the next several months. What’s your bet? Do you think the baby is a boy or a girl?

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