Did Meghan Markle Share the Wrong Due Date to Throw Paparazzi Off?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will welcome their first child together this spring. And, while the palace’s original statement made note of the season, royal fans were left guessing the month — until the Duchess of Sussex shared a major clue.

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Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle traveled to the town of Birkenhead when the Duchess of Sussex revealed a major clue about her due date. “We asked her how her pregnancy was going and she said she was six months and she tapped her tummy,” a bystander named Carla Gandy told People.

By sharing how far along she is, Meghan Markle gave a clue to her exact due date, which many believe is late April or early May. However, sources close to the royal family say that it’s possible the Duchess of Sussex shared false insight to throw off the press.

Did Meghan Markle reveal the wrong due date?

“Even though the official palace statement said the baby wasn’t due until April, the actual date is a few weeks before that,” the source dished to Express. “Senior royals just wanted to give Meghan and Harry a bit of breathing room with all the attention on her pregnancy,” they added. That said, the source might have their facts wrong.

While it is completely possible that the Duchess of Sussex might have stretched the truth to keep her and Prince Harry’s privacy, the source’s information isn’t entirely accurate. The palace didn’t confirm Meghan Markle’s due date. In its initial statement, the royal family headquarters said “spring 2019.” Meghan Markle was the one that confirmed her due date.

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby arrive sooner than expected?

It’s possible Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could welcome their bundle of joy much sooner than anticipated. According to Express, the Duchess of Sussex has already experienced some false alarms — one of which had her and Prince Harry rushing to the hospital in the middle of the night — and Braxton Hicks contractions. “Doctors have said that the baby has engaged and she’s showing all the signs that the baby will be here sooner rather than later,” the source explained.

Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t know for sure when their royal baby will make an appearance. After all, only about 5% of women actually deliver on their due date. However, some believe the Duchess of Sussex will deliver in May. According to one royal blogger, Meghan Markle wears three stacked birthstone rings, including her August birthstone, a blue sapphire stone for Prince Harry’s September birthday, and an emerald stone for May. Although, the emerald likely represents their wedding date, not their baby’s due date.

In addition to her accessories, the most significant clue around Meghan Markle’s due date came from she and Prince Harry’s close friend, George Clooney, who mentioned she was “seven months pregnant” in a February interview.  

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