So when did Meghan Markle conceive? We can’t say for sure, but we do know a thing or two about getting pregnant. Here’s our best guess.

By Nicole Harris
October 15, 2018
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October 15, 2018

There’s another royal baby on the way! Meghan Markle is expecting a child due in spring 2019, according to a statement from the Kensington Palace on Monday. The news comes about five months after she married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. So when did Meghan Markle get pregnant?

A royal source told PEOPLE that Meghan recently had her 12-week pregnancy scan. Assuming the scan happened in October, we’re predicting that Meghan is about 14 weeks pregnant, meaning she likely conceived in early- or mid-July.

Some speculate that Meghan conceived during the couple’s two-day trip to Dublin, Ireland, on July 10-11, which marked their first time abroad after the royal wedding. Here, they attended the a garden party at the British ambassador’s Dublin home. Photos of the event show Meghan sipping champagne, hinting that she wasn’t pregnant at the time (or wasn’t aware of an early pregnancy). The royal couple also met Ireland's president Michael Higgins, connected with the city’s youth, and enjoyed cultural sights like Croke Park and Trinity College.   

Meghan and Harry’s baby will join cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Kensington Palace said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “delighted” by the news. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Harry’s father Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are also thrilled about the new addition to the family, who will by seventh in line for the throne. 

Wondering what Meghan and Harry will name their child? Check out our predictions for the royal baby’s name!


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