Did Prince William Just Drop a Hint About Meghan Markle's Real Due Date?

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Is this another hint about Meghan Markle's real due date? We're all on #babywatch for the Duchess of Sussex, who is just days away at this point from meeting her first child with her husband, Prince Harry. Prince William recently announced some travel plans, though, making us wonder if he's working around the birth of his first niece or nephew. 

  • Prince William is reportedly heading to New Zealand right around the time of Meghan's due date.

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    The future King of England will be visiting New Zealand on April 25 and 26 to honor the the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack. He will also visit Auckland before continuing onto Christchurch, where he will meet with survivors from the attack, as well as their families, first responders, and Muslim community leaders.

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  • Meghan is already out on maternity leave, but she's reportedly due in late April or early May.

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    She confirmed the due date to fans in January, but hasn't explicitly announced an exact day. Of course babies rarely come on cue, but we can't help but wonder if Meghan has a planned induction or c-section on the calendar? 

    Not only will Uncle William be gone on April 25 and 26, but Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also announced travel plans in early May. The royal couple will head to Germany on May 7 for a three-day tour beginning in Berlin. Considering that it's unlikely they'll want to miss the birth, we're just going to assume that Baby Sussex will be here before they jet off. 

  • We also can't image that William would want to be away when his brother's child is being born, so we're wondering if the baby's birth is more planned than we thought. 

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    It has to be scheduled, right? There are too many family members making travel plans around the time of the due date for comfort. It makes us think the date is more nailed down than just a normal "due date." 

  • Or maybe Meghan wants it to be just her and Harry in the aftermath of giving birth.

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    The palace did release a statement recently, explaining that Harry and Meghan would be keeping their birth of their child much more "private" than Prince William and Kate Middleton after their three children were born. Meghan also will not be posing for the traditional photo op outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London.

    We'll just be over here checking the Sussex Instagram account a hundred times a day until we get news that this little one is on the way. It's not going to be long now!