You got this, mama! While the world is no doubt excited for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to welcome the birth of their first child, it sounds like the Duchess of Sussex, 37, could use some more time. “Sources close to Meghan say that, like any new mom-to-be, she’s feeling somewhat nervous as the due date approaches, but Harry is there by her side,” a source explained to Us Weekly.
By her side, indeed! So much so, that royal reporter Omid Scobie revealed that the handsome royal, 34, is fully gearing up to be the best parent and husband he can be. “He’s decreased a lot of his work to be there for his wife.” In addition to taking time off during Meghan’s final trimester, Harry will also be taking paternity leave. How progressive!
“It’s a modern thing. Prince William did it for his children [with Duchess Kate] and Harry’s going to do it for his, when his child is born. I mean, the older generation didn’t do it. The older generation just got on with it,” royal spokesperson Dickie Arbiter told Us Weekly. “It’s a new thing. People do it, William did it and Harry is going to do it. [The length] depends on him. I would have thought no more than about two or three weeks.”
Given how doting Harry continues to be throughout Meghan’s pregnancy — seriously, he is so cute — we are excited to see him share that same love and attention with a child. While the sex of Meghan and Harry’s baby is still unknown (bets are predicting that it will be a girl), it’s likely that the former Suits actress will go into labor later this spring. Their newborn will be Queen Elizabeth’s eighth great-grandchild. The 92-year-old monarch is certainly going to have her hands full this Christmas at Sandringham House!