Shannen Findlay

Has Duchess Meghan already given birth to the royal baby?

Has Duchess Meghan already given birth to the royal baby?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are known for breaking royal traditions and taking a modern approach to royal life – and supporters are not surprised in the slightest that Baby Sussex might just be another way the couple shows just how different they are to the rest of their family.

Unlike their in-laws, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the soon-to-be parents have opted to not share introduce their new baby to the public on the steps of the hospital.

Instead, they are keeping their first moments with their new child private – which begs the simple question: Have the Duke and Duchess already welcomed Baby Sussex?

Prince Harry has not been seen since the official Instagram page for the royal family announced they would not be indulging in a public royal baby photo call, which was on April 11.

The @sussexroyal Instagram page has also dropped a small hint that perhaps the special arrival has already entered the world.

The latest post signs off a special message, which says: “On behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much.”

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Apr 15, 2019 at 6:51am PDT

Royal fans have caused a storm among social media, many wondering whether the royal couple’s first child has already been born based off these words.

“Have they had the baby yet?!” one person commented beneath the post.

“Who else saw the notification and rushed over to see if this was a birth announcement,” another comment read.

Meanwhile on Twitter, others speculated the baby is safe and sound in the arms of their mother.

“Meghan and Harry probably have already had that baby. They chilling,” one tweet read.

The rumours, however, have been well and truly alive for the last week, since Buckingham Palace announced the royal couple’s decision to avoid the cameras.

“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,” a statement read.

“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.”