New bump pic suggests Meghan Markle is further along that we thought

A photo has emerged of Meghan Markle leaving an event earlier this week, and seems to suggest the Duchess of Sussex is further along in her pregnancy than previously thought.

The 37-year-old attended a carol concert at St Luke’s Church in tribute of Prince Harry’s close friend, Henry van Straubenzee, who died as a teenager.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted leaving the church by a side door, before climbing into a waiting car.

The Duchess of Sussex showcased her growing bump at a carol service last night [Photo: Rex]

The couple haven’t been seen for a couple of weeks, so fans were keen to catch a glimpse of Meghan’s pregnancy bump as she stepped out in a royal blue dress from Serephina maternity.

The former Suits actress teamed her outfit with a matching coat and a blue clutch bag.

The images prompted Twitter users to speculate how far along in her pregnancy the Duchess actually is.

In the official baby announcement, Kensington Palace merely stated that the royal baby would be making an appearance in the UK spring, which is our autumn 2019.

“Hmmmmm. It’s her 1st pregnancy (most women are late to show with #1),” one person wrote, while another said, “That is not a 5 months bump”.

The Duchess of Sussex (pictured) was last seen on a visit to the Hubbs Community Kitchen back in November [Photo: Getty]

Pregnancy speculation

Meghan’s pregnancy was announced the very day she and Harry touched down in Sydney for their tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji, after the Duchess’ arrival at the airport sparked suspicion.

While walking out a back exit to an awaiting car, the former actress was seen holding folders over her mid-section, to shield her body from cameras.

Since announcing her pregnancy back in October, fans have been on royal bump watch.

Back in October, people were a tad confused about the quickly changing size of the Duchess’ stomach.

Meghan held two folders against her body when she touched down in Sydney in October. Photo: Getty

But turns out there was a medical explanation for why her bump appeared to grow, then quickly disappear within the same day.

And fans couldn’t help but notice the number of times the mum-to-be touched and cradled her growing bump during the royal tour and beyond. 

But according to medical experts, there are several reasons some pregnant women can’t keep their hands of their bump including bonding with their unborn baby and feeling flutterings.

The Duchess of Sussex currently does not have any upcoming public engagements in her diary, after a hectic couple of months with the royal tour, the Remembrance Day services and Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations.

We may not seen Meghan until Christmas, when she and Harry are expected to join the Cambridges and the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas.

The Duke of Sussex will attend a gala performance of Bat Out of Hell in support of the Invictus Games Foundation on Thursday 6 December.