Prince Harry Changed Planned Trip to The Netherlands Amid Baby Watch

Prince Harry has altered the dates of his planned trip to The Netherlands next week while he and Meghan Markle are on baby watch. Buckingham Palace announced earlier this week that the Duke of Sussex would be making a two-day trip to the European country but it’s now been released that the prince’s trip will last only one day instead of two.

Prince Harry’s original schedule

Originally, Prince Harry’s schedule involved going to Amsterdam on an official visit then heading to The Hague to mark the one-year countdown to the next Invictus Games. The games, founded by Prince Harry, began in London in 2014, where wounded veterans competed in various sporting events.

Markle also famously attended the Invictus Games with Prince Harry when they were held in Toronto (her former home while filming the series Suits) in 2017. Her presence at the games with Prince Harry where the two were seen sitting courtside holding hands and laughing together confirmed the rumors about their relationship.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Invictus Games in 2017.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Wheelchair Tennis on day 3 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. | Karwai Tang/WireImage

With her mother, Doria Ragland, and friends Markus Anderson of Soho House and Canadian stylist, Jessica Mulroney, in tow, Markle attended the closing ceremony.

As the Duchess of Sussex, Markle has become more involved with the Invictus Games. In Oct. 2018, Markle gave a speech at the closing ceremony of the Sydney games during her and Prince Harry’s Australian tour. “On a very personal note, I just wanted to thank all of you for welcoming me into the Invictus family,” Markle said during her speech, according to Town & Country. “I am truly so grateful to be a part of this with each and every one of you.”

Prince Charles and Camilla may be next to change schedules

While Prince Harry has shortened his trip, his father, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have a three-day trip to Germany planned starting on May 7, 2019. They will likely want to be close by when their new grandchild is born and may be next to alter their schedules, maybe shortening their time away from London.

Buckingham Palace shuts down rumors Markle already gave birth to Baby Sussex

Markle revealed that she and Prince Harry were expecting Baby Sussex in late April or early May after news of her pregnancy went public last fall. Late April came and went which caused the internet to churn out the conspiracy theory that Markle already gave birth and has been keeping it a secret. Buckingham Palace dismissed the rumors giving a rare statement saying, “the baby hasn’t been born yet,” but that hasn’t stopped the public from speculating.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019, in London, England. | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Londoners and royal watchers are on high alert for any signs of Markle giving birth. Just yesterday a private ambulance could be seen driving with a police escort through Windsor, Simon McCoy, BBC journalist tweeted, according to The Sun.

Last week another ambulance visited the property near Markle and Prince Harry’s home, Frogmore Cottage, creating more buzz, but as it turned out, the ambulance had nothing to do with the arrival of Baby Sussex. The ambulance was there to pick up food. For now, the world continues to excitedly wait for the arrival of the newest addition to the royal family.