Royal slip up! Meghan Markle reveals her due date

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent

Meghan Markle let slip more information about when we can expect the arrival of her first child with Prince Harry.

During a walkabout in the UK town of Birkenhead, on Monday, Meghan told well-wishers that she is around six months pregnant and is due to give birth at the end of April or beginning of May.

However she said that they didn’t know whether their little one would be a boy or a girl as they want a surprise.

Meghan Markle is due to give birth in late April or early May. Photo: Getty Images

The Duchess showed off her growing baby bump in a red Sentaler coat and a purple midi dress by Aritzia’s Babaton collection, with red Stuart Weitzman heels for a day of engagements.

“She said she is six months pregnant and due at the end of April, beginning of May,” local woman Kim Thompson, who spoke with Meghan during the visit, told the Daily Mail.

“Another woman in the crowd joked that she was a trained midwife. Meghan said that one of her friends had [given birth] five weeks early and [the midwife] said the baby comes when they are ready.

“I said, as long as they are healthy, and Meghan agreed. Then she said, pointing to Harry, ‘He’s going to make a fantastic father.’ Harry was asking a mum how she spelled her daughter’s name – Lily.”

During a walkabout in Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, Merseyside on Monday morning, Meghan told well-wishers that she is around six months pregnant and is due to give birth at the end of April or beginning of May. Photo: Getty Images

Meghan announced her first patronages as a member of the Royal Family last week and visited one of the organisations Smart Works, which helps unemployed women get back into work.

On Wednesday she will take a trip to another, Mayhew, an animal welfare charity and in the evening, she will attend the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem with Harry, in support of his Sentebale charity.

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