Prince Harry postpones Amsterdam trip ahead of royal baby’s arrival

By Zach Harper

Prince Harry has postponed the first day of his trip to the Netherlands next week, in a move that is sure to send the world into another fit of royal baby frenzy. Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace announced Harry would travel to the low countries on May 8 and 9, resulting in a torrent of speculation about when Duchess Meghan would give birth.

On Friday (May 3), the Palace announced Harry’s first day of that trip is postponed. It was to be an engagement in Amsterdam. But his visit to The Hague the next day is still very much on, according to HELLO! royal correspondent Emily Nash. Harry will head to The Hague to launch an official countdown marking one year before the 2020 Invictus Games in the Dutch city. “It’s a packed week for royal engagements next week, so this has been factored into the decision,” Emily tweeted.

During the same week, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are making a visit to Germany to “strengthen ties between Germany and the United Kingdom.” A Palace spokesperson told The Telegraph the prince’s decision comes down to simply about plans.

Charles and Camilla will visit Berlin, Leipzig and Munich while in Germany next week. Photo: © Getty Images

“Due to the logistical planning for the travelling press to cover visits and engagements by The Royal Family, we have taken the decision to postpone The Duke of Sussex’s scheduled visit to Amsterdam on Wednesday 8th May 2019,” the spokesperson told the publication. “The Duke is currently scheduled to travel to The Hague on Thursday 9th May for the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 as planned.”

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It was also reported on Friday that journalist Gayle King and makeup artist Daniel Martin, two of Meghan’s close friends, were heading to the UK or had been there over the last week. Elton John, a close friend of the Royal Family, also told The Sun that Meghan could give birth “any second.”Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, has reportedly been in the UK for the last few weeks, helping her daughter get ready to become a first-time parent.

Harry made two surprise appearances over the last few weeks. He has been keeping his schedule clear, as Meghan is due with Baby Sussex any day. On April 25, he attended the Anzac Day service with Duchess Kate, and showed up at the London Marathon to cheer runners last Sunday (April 28).

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