Royal baby fever has hit an all-time high as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex get closer to welcoming their first bundle of joy! Looking radiant in red, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry delighted their many admirers at Hamilton Square for a walkabout … And their fans didn’t forget to ask some very important questions, including one about her due date.
The 37-year-old, who’s around six months pregnant, showed off her style savvy and winning smile while greeting a gaggle of sweet girls anxiously awaiting a chat with the former actress. After revealing that she’s due at the end of April, one such girl – Kitty Dudley, 9, of St Anne’s Catholic Primary School – revealed a brief moment she shared with the royal beauty: “I asked her if she was having a girl or a boy and she said she didn’t know.”
The former Suits star dazzled in bright colours, keeping her blossoming baby bump extra warm in a cherry red coat by Canadian label Sentaler and a purple dress by Babaton for Aritzia. Eagle-eyed royal watchers may have recognized the coat’s designer as one of Meghan’s favourites by the unique ribbing on the arms! She wore the exact same coat in a camel hue for her first Christmas at Sandringham in 2017, just months after announcing her engagement to Prince Harry. She anchored the look with a matching pair of red pumps and, of course, styled her hair in her trademark messy bun.
So, there you have it! Even Prince Harry and Meghan, one of the world’s most famous couples, want to keep their baby’s gender a secret for themselves, too. It’ll certainly add to the excitement of the spring day, which is set to look a bit different than the births of their niece and nephews – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Veering from unwritten royal tradition, a source close to the royals revealed to Us Weekly that the couple have been looking into giving birth at a more low-key hospital than Kate’s go-to Lindo Wing at St Mary’s – like Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, where the Countess of Wessex has given birth.
Fans are just a few months away from welcoming Baby Sussex and the bets are in – on the baby’s due date and his or her gender. British betting service Betfair even had to suspend bets on the couple having a girl, with spokesperson Katie Baylis explaining: “We haven't seen too much betting on this market for a while, but tonight all of a sudden we have seen a flurry of betting activity on the baby to a girl. So much so that we've had to suspend the market and stop taking bets on the sex of the baby. If the punters are anything to go by, then we could have a new Princess in a couple of months' time."