The Real Reason People Think Meghan Markle is Due Sooner Than Expected

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest member of their family. And while Meghan did let it slip when the baby would arrive, some who have been paying close attention to the royal bump believe that Meghan’s baby might be due sooner than we all think. Here’s why.

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Meghan and Harry are eagerly awaiting their first baby’s arrival

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were expecting a baby back in October 2018. The couple had a fairly quick romance; they began dating in 2016, and by 2017, they were engaged. Since royal couples don’t typically have very long engagements, Harry and Meghan didn’t wait long to tie the knot. They were married in May 2018 and announced their pregnancy that same year. Now, the two have been taking steps to prepare for their new arrival, including moving out of Kensington Palace and decorating the new baby’s nursery.

The couple have decided not to learn the baby’s gender

Harry and Meghan might be anxious to know what they’re having, but they won’t find out until the baby is born. Royal tradition typically means the mother and father don’t know the baby’s gender ahead of time. This was no different for Prince William and Kate Middleton; they didn’t know the genders of any of their three children before their arrival. While some people do have ideas about what Meghan and Harry are having, nobody can say for certain. Harry once said he was hoping for a girl, but the couple probably wants a healthy baby more than anything.

Meghan once said her baby was due in late April

Meghan and Harry originally kept the baby’s due date quiet, but Meghan recently spilled the tea about the baby’s exact birth month. The Palace originally said that the baby would be arriving in spring 2019. However, the mother-to-be took it a step further when she discussed the due date while out on a royal engagement. Meghan reportedly told a group of people while she was out in Hamilton Square that the royal baby would arrive in late April. This makes sense, since the couple announced their pregnancy in October, and most people wait at least 12 weeks to make such an announcement.

Meghan’s belly button holds the clue to when she may actually be due

Although the baby’s due date came straight from the duchess herself, some people are convinced that the two are actually expecting their baby sooner than they said. The major clue giving away Meghan’s due date is her belly button. Usually sometime in the later stages of pregnancy, the belly button switches from an innie to an outie. And according to Mirror, Meghan’s belly button was noticeably “popped out” in early January. Those who are taking bets on the baby’s arrival are convinced it will be here in March, rather than April. And the belly button suggests that Meghan may be due a few weeks earlier than the royals have let on.

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