Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced to the world that they were expecting their first child on October 15 last year. Since then, we've watched the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's journey as they excitedly prepared to become first-time parents. But, as April came and went and we're in the first few days of May, the world seems to be simultaneously asking the same question - where on earth is Baby Sussex?
There's no question that Harry and Meghan want to keep the arrival of their first child secret, as they mentioned in a previous press release. Since their due date has (presumably) come and gone, the world is getting conflicting stories as to whether the couple has or hasn't welcomed Baby Sussex and when and where they plan to announce the news to the world.
One thing is for sure though, nobody seems to know what is going on! Except for the Royal Family, of course.
We've tried to make sense of it all.
Baby Sussex is not yet here:
Buckingham Palace announced on May 2 that the Duke of Sussex will visit the Netherlands on Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9 – just one week from now. That likely means that the royal couple will welcome Baby Sussex within the next few days. A Palace source said on Wednesday, "No royal baby yet", per Vanity Fair. "It’s a waiting game, it’s up to Mother Nature". People assert that Meghan and Harry will inform the world when the Duchess goes into labour, but will not reveal any more information until they've had the chance the enjoy the new arrival privately.
Chris Ship, ITV's Royal Editor, responded to claims there was a "conspiracy" the couple was keeping the news private. "For anyone asking (and lots have) #BabySussex has not been born yet. There is no #newsblackout. The birth is NOT being kept secret. There is no conspiracy. Hope that's clear," he wrote.
Rebecca English, the Daily Mail's Royal Correspondent said, "#BabySussex isn’t secretly here, I’m assured."
Baby Sussex has already arrived:
Royal fans, ever eagle-eyed, are convinced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already welcomed the royal bub due to the influx of royal visitors they've had in the past few days. The Queen, as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton, all paid a visit to the couple's Frogmore Cottage which has convinced many Harry and Meghan are simply living in their new family bubble without the added stress of the world knowing.
Earlier this year, Meghan told fans that her due date was "late April", combined with the fact she has not been seen publicly since March and her mother Doria Ragland has been in London for weeks, has led fans to believe the youngest royal is in fact here.
While we won't know anything until a formal announcement, royal fans remain glued to the @sussexroyal Instagram account, where it’s widely expected the couple will post news of the birth.
While we wait, we've rounded up some of the best reactions to those who are, not so patiently, waiting for news of Baby Sussex.
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