The Duchess of Sussex has already “had a few false alarms” believing she was in labour. A Kensington Palace insider told New Idea: “Meghan and Harry, and the entire palace, are on high alert because doctors have said that this baby could come any day now. There’s been quite a few false alarms where they thought she was in labour and made arrangements to go to the hospital. It’s been a huge roller-coaster ride.
“At one point they even made an emergency dash to the hospital in the middle of the night thinking Meghan was in labour, only to be checked out and given the all clear.”
The Duke of Sussex was reportedly worried about his heavily pregnant wife on their trip to Morocco.
But the source claimed Meghan was “determined” to carry out her royal duty.
The source said: “She’s absolutely about to pop.
Meghan Markle expected to have royal baby “any day now” (Image: GETTY)
The Duchess of Sussex has been experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions, claims a palace insider (Image: GETTY)
“Apart from the constant Braxton Hicks contractions, doctors have said that the baby has engaged and she’s showing all the signs that the baby will be here sooner rather than later.”
Traditionally, royals have said the baby’s arrival is further along than the real due date.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby, Prince George arrived two weeks late meaning his arrival coincided with the palace’s official date, reports suggest.
The source added: “Even though the official palace statement said the baby wasn’t due until April, the actual due date is a few weeks before that – senior royals just wanted to give Meghan and Harry a bit of breathing room with all the attention on her pregnancy.”
The Duchess has reportedly had a few false alarms including a secret trip to the hospital (Image: GETTY)
Recent reports have claimed Kensington Palace tweeted an official statement to say that Meghan was in the early stages of labour in a post that was later deleted.
The Sussex’s will welcome their first child together in their new home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
The house will reportedly feature eco-friendly paint and a gender-neutral nursery.
Palace officials have said Meghan and Harry’s baby is due in April or May.