Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a child! Here’s everything you need to know about the royal baby due date.

By Nicole Harris
October 15, 2018
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October 15, 2018

On Monday, the Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child. The news comes five months after their wedding on May 19, confirming rumors that have recently been spreading on social media.

The official statement cited Meghan’s due date as “spring 2019.” Additionally, PEOPLE confirmed that Meghan recently had her 12-week pregnancy scan, leading us to believe she conceived in early- or mid-July. Taking this information into account, we predict the royal baby due date is probably sometime in April 2019. That’s about six months from now!

Keep in mind, however, that spring goes from March 20 - June 21, so the due date has some leeway. If the baby arrives slightly earlier, he could be born on Brexit day (Mar 29, 2019). However, if Baby comes later, he could share a birthday with cousin Prince Louis. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s third child was born on April 23, 2018 – which also happens to be Saint George's Day and William Shakespeare’s death day.

The birth of Harry and Meghan’s child will join the other royal milestones that happened in the springtime. William and Kate got married on April 29, 2011, and their daughter Princess Charlotte was born May 2, 2015. One exception to the trend was Prince George, who was born on July 22, 2013.   

Not surprisingly, Meghan and Harry have continued their royal duties after news of the pregnancy broke. They’re currently on their first joint royal tour in Australia, and they’re scheduled to visit New Zealand, Tonga, and Figi as well. Last Friday, they attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Sources say that the expecting couple told friends and family about their pregnancy at the wedding.

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