There has been some speculation that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle already had their baby and are just waiting to announce it to the world. Eagle-looking fans, however, noticed a small indication that Baby Sussex has not arrived yet.
Did Meghan Markle already give birth?
Because Markle’s due date seemed to be approaching fast and the palace issued a statement that the couple would maintain their privacy when the baby arrived, many royal baby watchers believed that Markle had already given birth.
The official statement from Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people all over the UK and the rest of the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have made a personal decision to keep the plans for their baby’s arrival private, and the Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had the opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family “
Given that they wanted to keep the details under the wraps, some fans wondered if Megan Markle had given birth and the couple had just taken their time making an official announcement.
Markle was absent from the Easter Sunday church service
The fact that Megan Markle did not attend Easter service on Easter Sunday at the Queen’s birthday also seemed to support the idea that she might already have the baby and was home as a new mother. Prince Harry attended solo while it was reported that Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, had come to the United Kingdom to support her daughter.
There was a lot of supporting evidence that Markle might have given birth, but a recent comment from Instagram by Prince Harry and Markle seemed to make things clear.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wish Prince Louis a happy birthday
Prince Louis became 1 this week and some beautiful portraits of Kate Middleton have been placed on the royal Instagram accounts to mark the occasion. Prince Harry and Megan Markle have left a comment on the photos posted on Instagram and then fans recorded that Baby Sussex is not yet there.
The couple left this comment using their official Instagram account Sussex Royal: “Happy Birthday Louis! Sending a lot of love from both of us.”
The key in this very short and sweet birthday message is “we both”, because there is no reference to a third family member, a la “the three of us” or “all of us”.
Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle having a boy or a girl?
Royal baby watchers hoped for some piece of information about Baby Sussex and came quite empty-handed on that front. Prince Harry and Markle decided to keep the sex of the baby a secret, which the duchess revealed in February. When a guest at the Endeavor Fund Awards asked if they had a boy or a girl, Markle explained, “We don’t know. Yes, we decided to keep it a secret.”
She added, “We’ll have something like that … And it’s one of those things, like, whatever it is, it’ll still be a surprise.”