Buckingham Palace Issues a New Statement About Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Baby

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Rumors are rampant that Baby Sussex has already been born, but alas, Meghan Markle is apparently still pregnant. At least that's the case as of 5 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 2, because that's when Buckingham Palace issued an official statement about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby.

  • The palace told CBS News that the baby "hasn't been born yet."

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    Gossip that Baby Sussex was here already ramped up Wednesday in particular, after Prince Harry's travel plans for next week were released. He's apparently scheduled to fly to the Netherlands next Wednesday and Thursday, to help launch the countdown for the next Invictus Games. The official statement read, "While in The Netherlands, The Duke of Sussex will undertake an official engagement in Amsterdam. His Royal Highness will then travel to The Hague to officially launch the one year countdown to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020."

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    • Why the heck is Harry traveling for an overnight trip if his wife is still pregnant?

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      Would he really risk not being there for the birth of his first child? Fans were convinced that the Netherlands trip was proof that Meghan had already given birth, but apparently not. Meghan and Harry have made it clear that they're keeping the birth as private as possible, and will be taking time to "bond as a family" before inviting in the press. 

    • Meghan has been bucking tradition since joining the royal family, so we're not surprised that she's nixing the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital.

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      The modern royal tradition has been to give birth at the private wing of the London hospital. Princess Diana gave birth to both Prince William and Prince Harry there, and Kate Middleton had all three of her children there. She posed on the steps outside with Prince George and then Princess Charlotte, just a day after giving birth, and only seven hours after having Prince Louis last April. We don't blame Meghan for not wanting to compete with that kind of pressure, if we're being honest.

    • We're still waiting on that baby. She can't stay pregnant forever, right?

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      Of course no one is probably more ready to meet Baby Sussex than Meghan. Those last few weeks and days of pregnancy seem to torturously drag on forever, and we're sure she's more than ready to get this show on the road. Maybe she could try some acupuncture or yoga to induce labor? Just a thought.