When Is Meghan Markle’s Due Date?

It’s official! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, aka, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex are about to take on new titles. By 2019, they will also be known as “mom and dad.” For the last year and a half, the world has watched in rapture as the duke and duchess have let us in on their whirlwind romance and beautiful wedding in May of 2018. Now, we’re thrilled to be on official baby watch.

Kensington Palace just announced that the most popular royal couple is expecting their first child in the Spring of 2019. Apparently, the duo only recently revealed the information to the royal family at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding on Oct. 12, 2018. So when exactly can we expect to meet this new royal bundle of joy?

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

Spring 2019

In their official announcement, Kensington Palace said, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.” The spring can mean a lot of things. After all, it essentially runs from March 1 to May 31. However, since Markle just had a successful 12-week scan and it’s mid-October, we’d take an educated guess and assume that her baby is due to enter the world in mid-April 2019.

If you know anything about the royal family, then you know that this is perfect timing. Prince Louis, Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son, who is currently the youngest royal will celebrate his first birthday on April 23, 2019. Therefore, he and his new cousin will be exactly one year apart. How amazing would it be if they actually shared a birthday?

Knowing how close Prince Harry and his older brother Prince William are and seeing the tight bond between Prince George and Princess Charlotte, it’s going to be so lovely to know that the littlest royals can have a close connection and friendship with one another.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

Wanting a family

When they first got engaged in Nov. of 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke candidly about wanting to start a family. Though many remarked that Markle was a bit older, 36-years-old when she and the prince tied the knot, the royal couple never let any of the whispers or naysayers deter them from their dreams.

In fact, in their first interview together with BBC, Prince Harry said, “I think eventually, one step at a time and we’ll start a family in the near future.”

Markle also seemed to share her husband’s sentiment. In March 2018, the pair visited Belfast, Northern Ireland where they met with an entrepreneur who makes baby products. At the time, the duchess quipped, “I’m sure at some point we’ll need the whole thing.”

Feeling good

Since Markle has moved forward with her plans to embark on her first official royal tour with her husband, it doesn’t seem like she’s had any issues with her pregnancy, or any of the terrible morning sicknesses that her sister-in-law Duchess Kate Middleton dealt with during all three of her pregnancies.

Markle has been by her husband’s side at numerous engagements throughout the summer and early fall including his polo match, Wimbledon, a trip to Ireland, seeing the Broadway musical Hamilton, and countless others. A source close to the royal family told People that the duchess is “feeling well.”

We hope everything continues to go smoothly for the duration of her pregnancy.