No way! There’s a good chance that Prince William might not be there when his brother, Prince Harry, welcomes his first royal baby with wife Meghan Markle in late April. According to Kensington Palace, William, 36, is scheduled to be in New Zealand around the same time that Meghan, 37, is expected to give birth.
“The Duke of Cambridge will visit New Zealand on behalf of The Queen to honor the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack,” the palace shared to their official Twitter account on Wednesday, March 27. “The visit in late April will be made at the request of the Prime Minister of New Zealand.”
During his outing, William is expected to meet with people who were affected by the terrorist attack and he will also “pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity that the people of New Zealand have displayed in recent weeks.”
Even though the Duke of Cambridge might miss the birth of his royal niece or nephew, we’re sure that his wife, Kate Middleton, will pay her respects for the family. After all, Kate has been giving Meghan advice on what she can expect as a new mom.
“Kate’s the one person who understands what Meghan is going through so she’s making it her priority to teach her how to balance her pregnancy with her royal duties in a healthy way,” an insider previously told Closer Weekly. “She’s so excited to show Meghan the ropes. The two have really bonded.”
Once the baby arrives Meghan already has her heart set on hiring her mom, Doria Ragland, to be her child’s nanny. “It’s Doria or no one,” another source revealed to Closer. “So now there’s a huge scramble within Kensington Palace staff to train her up on royal etiquette and survival techniques because this role is not just about changing nappies and singing lullabies. Doria will be entrusted with passing on very important skills to Harry and Meghan’s children.”