Duchess Meghan’s close friends fly to the UK ahead of royal baby’s birth

By Zach Harper

Get a fan because royal baby fever has hit new highs! On Friday (May 3), Elton John told The Sun that Duchess Meghan is due to give birth “any second,” and now some of her closest friends have flown to the UK! Baby Sussex’s arrival seems to be imminent!

On Thursday night, journalist Gayle King, who is a good friend of Oprah Winfrey, posted on Instagram that she was flying across the pond to shoot a royals special for CBS News. Back in February, Gayle was one of the lucky guests to attend Meghan’s baby shower in New York, which was organized by Serena Williams. Meghan’s good friend Jessica Mulroney and Amal Clooney were also there.

Meanwhile, Daniel Martin, Meghan’s makeup artist, appeared in an Instagram story from beauty expert Deepica Mutyala on Thursday evening, according to the Daily Express. Deepica said Daniel had recently flown in and out of London. Daniel was also at Meghan’s New York baby shower, and he also attended her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. He’s since visited her at Frogmore Cottage, the home she shares with Harry, and stopped by Kensington Palace in January for tea, avocado toast and chocolates.

Daniel leaving Meghan’s New York baby shower in February. Photo: © James Devaney/GC Images

Two weeks ago, reports also emerged that Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland had flown to the UK to be with her daughter and son-in-law ahead of Baby Sussex’s arrival. The Sun on Sunday reported Doria had hired someone to watch her house in Los Angeles and someone to walk her two dogs.

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Last month, Meghan and Harry announced they were keeping their birth plans private. There has since been all sorts of speculation about how and where Meghan will give birth. Harry is set to travel to the Netherlands next week, and the world is clearly very anxious for Baby Sussex to arrive soon!

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