Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are due to welcome Baby Sussex any day now, with the expected arrival time prior to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles' next scheduled appearance on May 7.
Fans of the Royal Family are tuning in daily with hopes the royal couple will announce the exciting news, with Meghan's due date becoming somewhat of a social phenomenon. Some royal fans are even convinced that the big event has already taken place and that Meghan and Prince Harry are simply enjoying being new parents in the privacy of their home in Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex already announced to the world that they planned to keep the details around the arrival of their first child private. The fact that Meghan hasn’t made a public appearance in nearly a month – the Duchess of Sussex was last photographed on March 19 during her and her husband’s visit to New Zealand House in London – has fueled the rumour mill even more, with many fans believing that she is either very close to giving birth or she has already done so and is currently enjoying her life as a new mother, away from the spotlight.
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The palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had resolved to keep private any details surrounding the birth of their first baby. “Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family,” read the official statement.
Then, finally, the couple took to their new Instagram account Sussex Royal to thank fans for contributing to their Global Baby Shower campaign. "Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part," their caption read. "And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much."
The couple's inclusion of Baby Sussex into their caption led many to believe that the couple is simply basking in their new roles.
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This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.