Will Queen Elizabeth and Baby Sussex Have the Same Birthday?
The British Royal Family has had an extremely busy 2019– and it looks like the next few weeks are only going to get more hectic. Easter is approaching, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her birthday, Prince Louis will turn one, Prince William will visit Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand, and Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles are headed to Germany in early May.
With packed schedules –the biggest upcoming event for the British Royal Family is the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child –Baby Sussex. Markle has been on maternity leave since late March, and we’ve barely seen her at all. Apparently, the duchess is nesting at her new home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor with her mom, Doria Ragland, as she awaits Baby Sussex’s arrival. Since the little one will arrive any day now, will Baby Sussex share a birthday with Queen Elizabeth?
When is Queen Elizabeth’s birthday?
Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926. This year, the queen will turn 93 years old and her birthday happens to fall on Easter Sunday. As is tradition — Queen Elizabeth II will spend her birthday privately with her family after Easter Church service. The occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.
The queen also celebrates her “official” birthday in the summer with the Trooping the Colour –which is her official birthday parade. It’s pushed to the summer because April weather in London isn’t exactly pleasant.
When is Meghan Markle’s due date?
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were expecting, the Palace only said that Baby Sussex would arrive in Spring 2019. However, in Jan. 2019 the duchess revealed her due date will be in late April or early May. At this point, it means the little royal will arrive any day now and that means that that the little one could very well arrive on Easter Sunday.
Will Queen Elizabeth and Baby Sussex have the same birthday?
Since Meghan Markle could, in fact, give birth at any time at this point, it’s possible that Baby Sussex could share a birthday with their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Still, the queen is not the only royal family member that Baby Sussex might share a birthday with.
The little one could also share a birthday with Prince Louis, Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton’s youngest son, who was born April 23, 2018. Prince Louis also shares a birthday with Lady Gabriella Windsor who was born April 23, 1981. Lady Gabriella is the daughter of Princess Michael of Kent, and she is set to get married Mary 18, 2019 at St. George’s Chapel.
Did Meghan Markle already have her baby?
Though its likely Baby Sussex could share a birthday with Prince Louis, Lady Gabriella Windsor or Queen Elizabeth–there is also a rumor that Meghan Markle might have already given birth. After all, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to keep the little one’s birth private for a while. The Palace released a statement saying,
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.
However, since there is no fancy birth paper on display outside of Buckingham Palace yet, we’re going to assume that Baby Sussex is still hanging out in Meghan Markle’s belly.
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