Prince Harry shortened one of his planned trips and it might be a clue, among others, that the baby has already arrived!
With great anticipation, people around the world are waiting on the edge of their seats for the news about the birth of Baby Sussex. Royal fans and wellwishers have been excited ever since Meghan Markle's pregnancy was announced, and it's made way for a number of speculations about the due date, and the baby's gender and name. And now, many think that there's a reason to believe that the Duchess of Sussex may have already given birth and it's currently being kept a secret. Here's what we know so far.
There were plans that included Prince Harry visiting the Netherlands on May 8 and 9. However, his two-day trip is now cut short to just a day trip where he will be in The Hague for the launch of the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games in 2020. Although a statement said that the change was made for "logistical" reasons, people believe that this could have something to do with the birth of his son.
"Due to the logistical planning for the travelling press to cover visits and engagements by The Royal Family, we have taken the decision to postpone The Duke of Sussex's scheduled visit to Amsterdam on Wednesday 8 May 2019," the statement said, according to HELLO! "The Duke is currently scheduled to travel to The Hague on Thursday 9 May for the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 as planned."
Recently, it has been observed that there's an increasing amount of bets about the royal birth being placed on dates that have already passed. Because of this, Paddy Power and Coral suspended bets because they think people might be getting information about the baby already being born. "These people are clearly talking to someone, who is talking to someone else," Lee Price, the PR head of Paddy Power, told CNN.
Previously, the bookers were able to accurately guess the date of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement even before it was officially announced. And they think that details of the royal birth might also turn out to be accurate. The bets were being placed on Friday, May 3, and some speculate whether the baby was actually delivered on this date. They have also noticed a surge of bets being placed on the name 'Ivy'. "We have suspended all of our markets apart from the name of the baby, where Ivy is currently the short-price favorite on the back of a surge of bets in the last 48 hours," said John Hill, the PR Manager of Coral.
There were reports saying that the Queen had visited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle. And soon after that, Chris Evans, Virgin Radio breakfast show presenter, may have dropped a huge clue about the baby already being born, as reported by the Daily Mail. "What do you know?" Rachel Horne, his news presenter, asked Evans. And to this, he replied, "I'm not sure what I know, but I think I know something." When she asked for a hint, Evans said, "Well, there's more than a hint, what more of a hint do you want, other than the fact that I think there might be a new royal baby already?... I'm just saying, I'm just putting it out there, right? The Queen has been to see Meghan and Harry..."
Evans mentioned that this isn't something that normally happens, and also added, "The Queen has been to see them. Now, that doesn't happen."
These clues and speculations have led people to believe that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already welcomed their baby, but are waiting a while before announcing it so that they have time to celebrate the big moment on their own. Previously, a statement had said, "Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."
Despite all the speculations, the excitement still continues and people can't wait to celebrate when official announcements about the birth are made.