Meghan Markle baby news: Crowds line streets of Windsor as announcement expected soon

The Duchess of Sussex is due to give birth any day now and royal watchers are gathering outside Windsor Castle as excitement reaches fever pitch. Prince Harry’s wife previously revealed her due date was the end of April or early May but the tot is yet to make an appearance. The Sussexes recently moved to Frogmore Cottage ready for the baby’s arrival.

Meghan and Harry are keeping plans for the birth private but speculation is high that the US-born former actress will have a home birth.

If she does opt for a hospital delivery, she is not expected to follow in the Duchess of Cambridge’s footsteps by choosing the Lindo Wing.

Princess Diana also gave birth to Prince William and Harry at the exclusive maternity unit in Paddington.

The 37-year-old could choose the Kensington Wing at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where her friend Amal Clooney is said to have given birth.

US-owned hospital The Portland, where Sarah Ferguson gave birth to Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, and Frimley Park in Surrey, favoured by the Countess of Wessex, are thought to be possible options.

Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is believed to be staying in Windsor with the couple ahead of Baby Sussex’s arrival.

As the wait for the tot continues, Harry cancelled a planned trip to Amsterdam next week just days after announcing it, blaming “logistical planning” for the decision.

The 34-year-old is still set to visit The Hague on Thursday to promote the Invictus Games.

Harry’s travel plans fuelled theories, which were denied by the palace, that the tot had already arrived.

Little is known about arrangements for the birth after Meghan and Harry released a statement last month saying they planned to “celebrate privately” before sharing the news.

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