Meghan Markle is ‘relaxed’ about the birth of her child and is believed to be one day past her due date as she continues to rest at Frogmore Cottage
Excitement is building around the world as fans of the Royals patiently await news on the birth of Baby Sussex.
It is understood the Duchess of Sussex is now one day past her due date but she and Prince Harry remain relaxed about the impending arrival.
Harry, 34, even attended the London Marathon yesterday and celebrated with exhausted finishers.
But the Prince remained tight lipped about the situation, with the couple previously saying they would keep their plans for the birth private.
Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is believed to have come to the UK in mid-April and has spent the past week with her daughter at Frogmore Cottage.
But as the time ticks on many are running out of patience for news and have been venting their frustration on social media while desperately appealing for information.
One Twitter user said: ‘I’m so impatient & excited, where is this Royal Baby Sussex @RoyalFamily, is there any news from Harry & Meghan’s camp, anything at all??? #TheWaitGoesOn.’
Another simply wrote: ‘Meghan gurl [sic], where’s my royal baby!!!’
Others have been speculating on when the baby will come, with one Twitter user confident April 30 will be the big day.
She wrote: ‘I have a feeling that the royal baby will be born tomorrow… don’t know why but I’m getting these vibes. Let’s see if I’m right.’
Bookies have also been taking a flurry of bets on names, with Diana currently favourite for a girl while Arthur is leading the way for boys’ names.
Prince Harry also remains in good spirits and looked care-free yesterday as he attended the London Marathon, posing for pictures with men’s winner Eliud Kipchoge and women’s winner Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei, pictured
Royal fans around the world have been desperate for updates on Baby Sussex
Although many are patiently awaiting the news, others are demanding to know the latest
Harry was at the marathon in his role as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust and his appearance backed up claims that the couple are relaxed about Meghan, 37, entering labour.
The sex of the baby also remains a mystery although reports previously suggested the Duchess had told friends she was having a boy at her baby shower in New York.
Sources have also claimed Meghan has been practising hypnobirthing and breathing techniques as she plans to try to remain at home as long as possible.
It is believed the couple has put Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey – around 30 minutes from their home – on standby should they need to go to hospital
The couple, pictured in March, have decided to keep their birthing plans private but it is understood Meghan wants to stay at home as long as possible
Dressed in a grey jacket and open-necked shirt, the Queen grandson could not have looked more happy and relaxed as he mingled with competitors yesterday.
A royal aide said: ‘He had always planned to go but with the birth of his child due it was not announced in advance in case he was no longer able to attend. He is pleased he is able to attend.’
The news comes amid reports that the purported rift between the Sussexes and the Cambridges has been healed.
A royal insider told the Mail on Sunday that the supposed long-running feud between Prince William and Prince Harry was ended weeks ago.
Since last year there have been reports of a spat between the brothers, and the tensions were said to have been sparked by William questioning whether Harry was being hasty in marrying Meghan last May, less than two years after they met.
Whatever the cause, sources said the rift was healed up to ten weeks ago – at about the same time the Royal households were reorganised.
Harry is setting up a new office at Buckingham Palace, while William remains at Kensington Palace.
Buckingham Palace have said the will confirm when Meghan is in labour and details of its sex and weight when it is born, as well as pose for a photographer a few days latter.
It is also understood that the Sussexes are considering undertaking a tour to Africa in October as part of their new Commonwealth duties, possibly with their new baby.
The trip has long been pencilled in, although no detailed planning has started yet, as the couple want to wait until after their son or daughter is born before confirmation.
Others have started speculating on when the tot might appear, with one woman predicting April 30 will be the big day
Another said they just wanted a reason to line the streets around Buckingham Palace for good news on the Royals
Prince William, pictured in New Zealand yesterday, told crowds he had ‘no idea’ if the baby was imminent as he paid tribute to the victims of the recent terror attack
Meghan remains at Frogmore Cottage, pictured, but nearby Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey is ‘on standby’ should she need any medical treatment
One source said it could be that Harry commits to travelling, with Meghan making a final decision much nearer the time.
This is partly due to the demands of a foreign trip and the fact that they will need to have childcare in place before they go, and also because of issues such as malaria which is prevalent in huge swathes of African, including Mozambique, Botswana and Tanzania, all of which are being considered. Lesotho, where Harry’s Sentebale charity for children affected by HIV is based, is not affected Prince George, Harry’s nephew, travelled with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Australia and New Zealand when he was eight months old when they undertook a three-week tour and couldn’t bear to be parted from their young son.
His father, Prince William, was also taken by Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Down Under when he was ten months old.
This is contrast to the Queen who was frequently forced to leave her own young family when travelling abroad on matters of state.
Signs warning that drones are prohibited around Frogmore Cottage were erected by Thames Valley Police on main road through Windsor Home Park
In 1953 she undertook a major Commonwealth tour shortly after becoming Queen, when Charles was five and Anne was three, leaving them behind with her mother and their nanny.
Meanwhile signs warning drone pilots that it is illegal to fly in the area have been erected on the boundary of the northern reaches of Windsor’s Home Park, which surrounds Frogmore Cottage.
The bright yellow signs read ‘Police flight safety notice: Drones prohibited in this area’ and spell out that ‘Launching, landing or operating drones or remote controlled aircraft is prohibited in this area. Contrary to Article 95 of the Air Navigation Order 2006’.
It comes after a reckless drone pilot risked disaster by trying to take aerial images of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home in the middle of Heathrow’s busy flight path earlier this month.
The signs warning that drones are prohibited were erected by Thames Valley Police on main road through Windsor Home Park.