Fans are eagerly awaiting an announcement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Meghan Markle’s due date previously cited as “early May”.
The exact date is a secret but one royal commentator believes that the first sign of Meghan’s pregnancy in public was when she attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018.
As you may be aware, Meghan and Harry made an official announcement later that month but there was considerable speculation before this.
Emily Nash is royal editor for HELLO! magazine and she recently shared some inside knowledge.
In a chat with Sunday Night, a news and current affairs show broadcast on Australian TV network Seven, Emily spoke about the outfit worn by Meghan Markle on the day of the wedding.
Or more specifically, the unbuttoned coat.
“I think when the Duchess of Sussex came to Princess Eugenie’s wedding, that reinforced everyone’s suspicions. Because she was wearing this beautiful Givenchy coat but she had left it unbuttoned”.Loading...
Of course, with such a big occasion all eyes are on the royal family and conversation does turn to what they’re wearing, more often that not.
People did wonder why Meghan would choose to style her coat in such a way and according to Emily, this was a giveaway sign that she was pregnant.
“You kind of think to yourself no detail goes amiss with a piece of couture like this, why has she not done her coat up?”
Fast forward days later, three days in fact, to the Duke and Duchess landing in Sydney to begin their royal tour of Australia.
Getting off the plane, Meghan was pictured carrying paperwork which struck royal fans and commentators as odd.
It all made sense a few hours later when Kensington Palace released an official statement confirming that the couple’s first child was on the way.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”