Meghan Markle Is Nervous About Their Baby’s Arrival, But Prince Harry Is Supporting Her in This Huge Way

No doubt, as the due date for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby approaches, the couple will be getting excited and also a bit anxious over their new arrival. According to a new report, Markle is “feeling somewhat nervous” about the birth, but Harry is providing a huge level of support.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Commonwealth Day Service.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Meghan Markle is on maternity leave and preparing for the baby

Markle has reportedly finished the last of her royal engagements before the baby arrives, signaling that it’s likely the baby will be born soon.

A specific due date hasn’t been announced, but when asked during their visit to Birkenhead about the baby’s arrival, Markle remarked: “end of April, early May.”

In anticipation, there’s plenty to do to prepare and now that she’s had time off from appearances, Markle likely has had a bit of new mom anxiety sink in.

Good Morning America’s royal correspondent, Omid Scobie, revealed: “Sources close to Meghan say that like any new mom to be, she’s feeling somewhat nervous as the due date approaches, but Harry is there by her side.”

Scobie added: “He’s decreased a lot of his work to be there for his wife.”

Their move to Frogmore Cottage has been delayed

With their new home, Frogmore Cottage, currently undergoing renovations, many fans are wondering if the house will be ready in time for Baby Sussex’s arrival.

Scobie noted: “Harry and Meghan were hoping to move into their new home in Windsor over a month ago now. Delays are inevitable on any construction project, and the couple want the home to be perfect.”

A source told The Sun that the couple “keep making changes, particularly on the layout” of the home, adding: “The word is they’ve been quite demanding, which is understandable as what homeowner doesn’t want their house to be perfect?”

The insider added: “Given the scale of the project, a three or four-week delay isn’t too bad. The couple are pleased with how it’s all going.”

Among the changes involved in the Frogmore Cottage renovations are the addition of a yoga studio, an “elaborate Gone With the Wind-style double staircase,” new fireplaces in the “principal rooms,” a kitchen dining area, alcove bookcases, and soundproofing installation.

Will Prince Harry take paternity leave?

Prince Harry will be taking some time off from his royal obligations once the baby is born. Queen Elizabeth II’s former press spokesperson Dickie Arbiter told Us Weekly: “It’s a modern thing. Prince William did it for his children [with Duchess Kate] and Harry’s going to do it for his, when his child is born. I mean, the older generation didn’t do it. The older generation just got on with it.”

Arbiter continued: “But it’s a new thing. People do it, William did it and Harry is going to do it. [The length] depends on him. I would have thought no more than about two or three weeks.”

Royal reporter Victoria Arbiter told Yahoo UK’s The Royal Box: “I would love to see some kind of shared parental leave or acknowledgment of shared parental leave. I think there’s so much discussion about equality among this couple. We’re seeing that so much in what they’re doing. [Harry’s] very happy to let [Meghan] lead and he talks about being a feminist and he talks about her wearing the trousers, and joking about that. But, I think for them to set that example as well, I think, could be really quite significant.”