Revealed: Solid Proof From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle That Baby Sussex Isn’t Born Yet

Once again, Instagram is providing royal family fans with solid clues about what’s going on behind the scenes.

The past couple of days have been a whirlwind of baby watching with everyone eagerly awaiting any news of Baby Sussex’s arrival. No official due date was ever announced (not that it would matter much anyway), but most people understood that the baby would be here in late April or early May. Now that April is gone, fans are getting impatient. Is this baby ever going to arrive?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Conspiracy theorists think the baby was born in secret

A few weeks ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a slightly shocking announcement. Rather than taking a photo with the royal baby mere hours after his or her birth and tweeting when the Duchess of Sussex went into labor, the pair is choosing to keep things private.

What does that mean exactly? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to make an official announcement after they’ve had time to bond with their new family of three. Whether they choose to wait four hours, four days, or four weeks (!) to announce is totally up to them.

This news has some people speculating the baby was already born and is being hidden away at Frogmore Cottage in secret. It certainly seemed like a plausible suggestion—until the couple made it very clear that wasn’t true.

Baby Sussex definitely isn’t born yet based on this one comment

The royal family may be expecting a new baby, but on May 2 they celebrated another important birthday: Princess Charlotte, who turns 4 this year. In honor of her birthday, Kensington Palace released three sweet new photos of her on their Instagram account.

Unsurprisingly, Princess Charlotte’s gorgeous new pictures received tons of likes and comments. But one reaction in particular held deeper clues about Baby Sussex’s current status.

In response to one of the photos, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official account made this comment: “Happy Birthday Charlotte! Lots of love, H and M xo.”

They may as well have said: “P.S., we don’t have a baby yet, it’s just the two of us wishing our niece a happy birthday.”

When will Baby Sussex arrive?

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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Royal fans, calm down! There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that the baby will arrive in the next couple of days. The biggest clue that Baby Sussex will arrive soon is the recent announcement that Prince Harry plans on traveling to the Netherlands May 8-9. Since it seems unlikely the expectant father would risk missing the birth, it’s leading most people to conclude that the baby will definitely be born by that date.

How can they know that? Well, it’s likely that Meghan Markle has an induction scheduled in case she doesn’t go into labor naturally by a certain date. It can be risky to stay pregnant longer than 42 weeks. Even though Meghan Markle wants to have the baby naturally, if her body doesn’t cooperate she may not have that option.

It won’t be much longer now! So exciting!