It’s all happening! Doria Ragland recently flew from Los Angeles to London to await the arrival of daughter Meghan Markle‘s first child. The 37-year-old royal is expected to give birth in late April or early May and, though she and Prince Harry haven’t shared any details about their baby’s arrival, we’ll hear from her when she is ready.
“We’ll know in due course when the baby is born. Harry and Meghan made it very clear the birth is going to be private,” Queen Elizabeth’s former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, recently told Today Extra. “There aren’t going to be any advance notices and they will release any details once they’ve had time to bond with the baby. The birth will come as they said, in late April, early May, and we just need to hold our horses until then.”
Since Meghan didn’t show up to Easter Sunday service with the royal family at St George’s Chapel on Sunday, April 21, rumors began to swirl that the duchess may have already given birth — but Arbiter says that’s simply not true.
“If you believe that [she had her baby], you’d believe anything,” Arbiter said. “It’s really a case of keeping the royal rumor mill going — a good story sells a newspaper but, quite frankly, there isn’t any substance to it.”
What we do know is that Meghan and Harry want keep their royal baby’s arrival plans as private as possible. Because of this, they recently moved into Frogmore Cottage and have yet to tell the public where Meghan plans on giving birth. Since Doria recently arrived in London, though, it’s safe to assume Meg will probably be welcoming Baby Sussex very soon.
“The plan is for Meghan’s mom to join her in the U.K. when she gives birth,” Arbiter previously told Us Weekly. “They talk every day.”
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