Sounds like Meghan Markle‘s bun in the oven is cooking quick! While she’s not expected to give birth until spring 2019, the pregnant Duchess of Sussex is feeling, well… pregnant. Speaking with retired West End theatre actress Josephine Gordon at the Royal Variety Charity on Dec. 18, Meghan dished that she’s feeling “very good,” but added that she was feeling “very pregnant today.”

So far it seems like Meg is really enjoying her pregnancy. Especially with how often she’s been spotted cradling her baby bump. While many fans have criticized the Duchess for holding her belly, Georgia Rose of Village Maternity in NYC told People that it’s a “beautiful thing” when mothers hold their tummies. “This is a totally normal thing that mothers do, and they do it instinctively and naturally.”

At the charity event, Meghan, 37, was given a tour of the facilities then took part in some holiday fun. The former Suits actress made crafts and listened to classic Christmas carols. This outing marked Meg’s last public appearance before the Christmas break.

Ahead of the merry holiday, Meghan and Prince Harry, 34, will celebrate with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the family at an annual lunch party at Buckingham Palace. Following the luncheon, the royal couple will head to Norfolk where they will partake in Christmas celebrations at Sandringham.

Meg’s mom, Doria Ragland, was reportedly flying across the pond to join her pregnant daughter for Christmas. However, the word on the streets is that she will not be a guest at Sandringham this year. The buzz came about just hours after Kensington Palace confirmed Harry and Meghan will be spending Christmas with Prince William and Kate Middleton at Elizabeth‘s Sandringham Estate.

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“She is, of course, welcome at Sandringham, but wasn’t formally invited for this Christmas,” a royal source told Us Weekly on Monday, Dec. 17. “It’s a mark of the Queen’s respect for Meghan and an acknowledgment that she doesn’t have any other relations in this country — unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family,” an insider explained of the Middletons.

Even though we are sad that Doria won’t be present for the Sandringham celebrations with her daughter and the royal family, we assume she’ll be around quite often when Meg and Harry’s little bundle of joy arrives!

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