The Biggest Clue to Meghan Markle’s Exact Due Date

People love hearing about the royal family. Engagements, wedding, births, even deaths are a huge deal to those who like keeping up with the British royals. It’s literally the same level of commitment people have when keeping up with the Kardashians!

When Meghan Markle became a part of the royal family, it was a huge deal and was plastered all over the media. Everyone has had something to say about any and everything she did. Now that she’s pregnant and her due date is right around the corner, fans and enemies alike can’t stop talking about the newest member of the family.

Details about royal newborns are typically kept secret

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Historically speaking, the British royal family has always kept news surrounding their newest members under wraps. There are a handful of rules, some more strict than others, that the family and those in the know need to follow when a royal baby is born. For example, hospital staff are sworn to secrecy to help keep leaks about the baby to a minimum. While fans can catch announcements on the Kensington Palace Twitter, details like gender, name, and due date typically aren’t discussed. Usually, the public knows nothing until after the baby is born. 

Markle recently had an extravagant baby shower

The Duchess of Sussex has never been afraid of bending or breaking royal rules. While she does her best, there are just some things the former Suit’s actress, won’t or forgets to adhere to. Sometimes she does things, that while they don’t break the rules, are uncharacteristic of the British royal family. Sadly, people seem to forget that her flashy behavior (like her baby shower) are characteristic of an American celebrity, precisely what she was before rising to royalty.   

The latest taboo reveal was surrounding Baby Sussex’s gender. The baby shower, which was held at The Mark Hotel in NYC, was an extravagant event with some of Markle’s closest friends. Considering her previous line of work, it’s no surprise there was a celebrity line up, one that pushed the publicity even higher. Despite not breaking the rules, decor and gifts may have hinted towards the baby’s gender. A source also stated that she was talking about Baby Sussex’s gender openly!

When is Baby Sussex due?

Word is that Baby Sussex is due in late April or early May which means a springtime royal is on the way! The mother and father-to-be have done a pretty good job at hiding most things from the general public, but of course, people have deducted the time frame the baby is due. There have even been bets on the gender and possible names!

How can the public figure out Meghan Markle’s due date?

The key to figuring out Markle’s due date is paying close attention to her movements. Markle already admitted that she would be working right up until the baby is born, but she’s bound to slow down once the going gets rough. Pregnancies are tough on the body, and although the controversial Duchess has been going strong, she is going to be put on bed rest closer to her due date.

The Duchess of Sussex has also been in the public eye since before she even got married. The media just couldn’t (and still can’t) stop talking about her and social media is continuously exploding with opinions over everything she does. Once she starts to vanish from the press, the public can assume the fated time is near.

A cut back on her royal duties is also a great way to tell when the new mother-to-be may be about to burst. Ultimately, fans of the family will just have to wait and see, but that doesn’t mean they can’t start placing bets on the special day!