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Appearing in the coveted Vogue magazine is one of the most lucrative gigs in the media and fashion business, and it looks like Meghan Markle will be involved in the September issue.

The Duchess of Sussex will reportedly invite photographers into her Frogmore Cottage home for a photoshoot, but without Prince Harry and her newborn baby Archie.

According to the Sun, the new mum will be guest editing for the issue and will write about important topics which she holds dear to her. She will not appear on the cover, however.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The royal, philanthropist and global style icon will be joining British editor-in-chief Edward Enninful to create the most important issue of the entire year.

Enninful has been forward in his intentions to diversify the magazine, which is perhaps why Meghan arranged the collaboration directly with him rather than US Vogue boss Anna Wintour.

The British editor has been a long-standing fan of the Duchess. In an interview with The Evening Standard, he previously expressed his hope of her appearance in the magazine: 

"Meghan is an example of how far we've all come. I'd love for her to be on the cover of Vogue."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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An insider Vogue source told the Sun : "Meghan is going to write a piece on causes such as female empowerment and women’s education.

"Edward has been courting her since day one. Anna is massively miffed that she’s missed out. This is nothing to do with Archie, or family, or home life. It’s purely on women’s empowerment."

Meghan's editorial debut will also include an opinion piece and a list of female 'change-makers', who will pen personal essays within the iconic pages also.

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The former actress appeared on Vanity Fair's infamous cover after her relationship with now-husband Prince Harry became known.

The Duchess of Cambridge previously appeared on the cover of Vogue UK for it's 100th edition, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.

We'll have to wait and see if Meghan's collaboration will resemble Kate Middleton's in any way. The new mum was recently named one of Vogue's 25 Most Influential Women of 2019.

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The Duchess of Sussex has made her first public appearance since welcoming her baby boy Archie last month. The new mum attended Trooping the Colour with her husband Prince Harry.

Meghan looked as stunning as ever in a navy blue ensemble by Givenchy and a hat by Noel Stewart. The new mum was glowing as she arrived at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebration.

Meghan joined her husband Prince Harry, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cornwall for the carriage procession this morning.

Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 93rd birthday today, even though her actual birthday is April 21.

The spectacular Trooping the Colour is one of the biggest events for the royals so we’re not surprised to see Meghan make an appearance this year.

The Duchess has taken a step back from her royal duties as she is on maternity leave. She has not been seen in public since May 8 when she introduced baby Archie to the world with Prince Harry.

It is understood that Meghan will take three months maternity leave, meaning she will officially return to royal duties later in the summer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A source told The Sun: “Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible. She has huge amounts of energy, is extremely determined and wants to be as hands-on as possible with her charities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Three months’ maternity is standard in the US for American mums – they don’t normally get the six or even 12 months women get here in the UK. So this is totally normal for Meghan.”

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The Duchess of Sussex celebrated her first Mother’s Day on Sunday. America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan and countries across Europe celebrated Mother’s Day on May 12 this year.

In honour of her first Mother’s Day, Meghan shared an intimate photo of her baby boy Archie.

She posted a photo of her holding his tiny feet on Instagram and fans noticed a touching nod to Princess Diana, her late mother-in-law, in the background of the photo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the background of the photo, which is believed to have been taken in the grounds of Frogmore Cottage, there are purple flowers.

It is understood that they are forget-me-not flowers, which were Diana’s favourite.

Meghan penned a heartfelt note, where she remembered mums who are no longer with us.

The Duchess wrote: "Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you.

Meghan never met Princess Diana but Prince Harry has previously shared that his mum would have adored Meghan.

The new dad said they would have been as thick as thieves if she was still here today.

There’s no doubt Harry and Meghan will ensure that baby Archie knows all about his late-grandmother and the incredible legacy she left behind.

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Yesterday, the eyes and ears of the world were firmly rested on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and their new baby.

The couple debuted the first photos of their newborn, and shared the name at St. George's Hall at Windsor Castle.

Little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is clearly adored by his royal parents, and Meghan chose to wear a very special trench dress by rising biracial menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner for the occasion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to Richard Palmer, the dress is intended to show unity between the two families. The royal reporter described the momentous event as, "A day for the couple to introduce their son to the family as well as the waiting world."

"It’s also my personal opinion that this was a good day for Buckingham Palace after the shambles of day one which exasperated British and overseas media trying to cover the story."

Archie is the first baby of mixed race in the senior ranks of the royal family since the 18th century, and the style of his mother reflected this wonderful merging of two loving families of two nations.

Meghan always embodies symbolism within her fashion choices, and she has chosen to send a vitally important message about representation while showing her first born to the world.

The pair managed to step in front of the cameras just 48 hours after welcoming a new baby to the world, but Harry and Meghan managed it with glowing smiles. Meghan's sleeveless, double-breasted trench dress was immediately noticed.

British designer Grace Wales Bonner runs her own namesake brand, Wales Bonner, and has won prestigious awards for her menswear collections. She was raised in Southeast London and has a Jamaican father and English mother. 

It speaks volumes that Markle chose a biracial designer for one of the biggest moments of her life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meghan paired the beautiful dress with Manolo Blahnik BB suede pumps, and a gold and turquoise necklace by Jennifer Meyer. Her diamond stud earrings completed the look.

Markle has previously expressed a passion for representing her own racial background, and has been open about her struggles as a mixed race woman;

"While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bonner has also expressed her emotions about her identity struggles, telling The Guardian in 2017:

“At school, I had some pressure to prove my blackness. It takes you a while to work out being ‘this’ doesn’t mean that you have to be ‘that.’”

The designer continued, "I have to be between places, because that’s a creative space for me. I guess that is the foundation of what I am doing, a meeting point and collision of cultures."

Bonner is only in her late twenties but recently won the coveted FC/Vogue Fashion Fund, which awards a £200,000 prize to a rising talent.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Grace is renowned for her menswear designs, but is known as one of the UK's most celebrated young designers. She was also awarded the revered 'LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers' in 2016, and graduated from the esteemed fashion school Central Saint Martins.

Each fashion choice Meghan makes is surveyed by the masses, and there's no doubt that she is aware of the ripple effect of her style. The Duchess is reflecting the diversity which the British royals must now embrace.

Grace welcomes gender fluidity in her stunning collections, as she told GentleWoman: "I love it when a boy puts on one of the embroidered jackets that the women wore and doesn't know the difference- my work is about being open to interpretation."

Bonner references black culture consistently in her work and draws inspiration from Nigerian writer Ben Okri and artist James Hampton.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We have seen the tuxedo/trench style on the Duchess on the tour of New Zealand in 2018 with Prince Harry, where she sported a navy blue tuxedo-style dress by Kiwi designer Maggie Marilyn.

In another fashion moment, Meghan wore an iconic striped tuxedo dress design by Altuzarra in as she attended a reception for the Commonwealth Youth Forum last year.

Archie marks a new age for the monarchy, with Meghan bringing positivity and genuine compassion to the royal family. The baby is the first biracial British-American royal, and is seventh in line to the throne.

Keep up with her apparel selections, and you'll be in for a symbolic treat each time she debuts a new outfit.

The historic image of the six members of the British monarchy gazing fondly at Archie has been shared across the world on social media, and offers a hopeful message for diversity in the UK.

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Harry and Meghan have finally revealed the name of their adorable baby boy. The parents have decided to call their baby boy Archie. His full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The name means true and bold. It is of Scottish origin.

They have forgone a courtesy title for their child, which is part of giving him as normal a life as possible.

This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their baby boy to the world earlier today. 

The trio posed for photos in St. George’s Hall in Windsor and spoke to selected members of the press about their beautiful baby boy.

The parents, who looked as happy as ever, said their son is very calm. Meghan commented: “He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Prince Harry added: “We’re just thrilled to have our bundle of joy.”

Both parents couldn’t help but gush about how lucky they are: “It's magic. I have two of the best guys in the world,” Meghan said.

Meghan also thanked the public for the constant support since she gave birth to their son on May 6, “Thank you, everybody, for all the well wishes and kindness. It just means so much."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their darling son to the world this afternoon and they make the most beautiful family.

The trio posed for photos in St. George’s Hall in Windsor and spoke to selected members of the press about their beautiful baby boy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The parents, who looked as happy as ever, said their son is very calm. Meghan commented: “He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm.”

Prince Harry added: “We’re just thrilled to have our bundle of joy.”

Both parents couldn’t help but gush about how lucky they are: “It's magic and it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world and so I'm really happy,” Meghan said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to introduce their baby to great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip this afternoon.

Meghan also thanked the public for the constant support since she gave birth to their son on May 6, “Thank you everybody for all the well wishes and kindness. It just means so much."

Harry and Meghan have yet to confirm their baby boy’s name but reports claim it will be released after their meeting with the Queen. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have introduced their beautiful baby boy to the world. Photos of the family were taken in St. George's Hall this afternoon.

Harry and Meghan have been enjoying their time as a family-of-three in private since their son was born.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meghan gave birth to their son in the early hours of the morning on May 6. The former actress welcomed their baby boy at 05.26 am. He weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also congratulated the new parents on the safe arrival of their baby boy.

William said he was “absolutely thrilled” about the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son.

He also revealed that he was “looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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William joked: “I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting."

Queen Elizabeth will meet her great-grandson at Windsor Castle later today. Baby Sussex is her eight great-grandchild.

Huge congratulations to Harry and Meghan. Their son is absolutely adorable!

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child into the world today and the public are eager to find out their tiny tot’s name.

Prince Harry revealed that they will introduce their son on Wednesday, May 8.

The new dad told Sky News that they have yet to pick a name for their little boy, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Harry and Meghan are expected to pick a traditional name for their son so it’ll come as no surprise to hear that the top three names predicted are James, Albert and Arthur.

Other popular predictions include Alexander, Louis and Philip.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, the new parents are more likely to stray away from tradition and may opt for a non-traditional name like Oliver, Spencer and Robert.

We will just have to wait until Wednesday to see what name Harry and Meghan have chosen for their baby boy. There’s no doubt the family-of-three are enjoying every second together.

Meghan gave birth to their son in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.

They stated: “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”

We couldn’t be happier for Harry and Meghan. They’ll make the most fantastic parents.

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Prince Harry has given his first interview since the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a health baby boy, thanking the public for their support during Meghan's pregnancy.

The Duke of Sussex spoke to the BBC this afternoon, saying himself and his wife were "absolutely thrilled" about their newborn son.

He confirmed that both Meghan and the baby were doing "incredibly well" since the little one arrived, weighing 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Prince Harry was present for the birth, and added that the couple are still thinking about names for their infant, who was delivered today at 05:26 BST.

Buckingham Palace stated that;

"The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.

"The Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage."

The Duke of Sussex couldn't stop beaming as he delivered the news to the press, lavishing praise on his wife enduring the labour.

He added that the little one had been "a little overdue" and that he will be making another announcement in two days' time "so everyone can see the baby."

When quizzed on his experience in the delivery room, Harry smiled and said: "I haven't been at many births. This is definitely my first birth. It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I'm so incredibly proud of my wife.

"As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I'm just over the moon."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He continued on the topic of Meghan's labour: "It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension."

Harry and Meghan's baby boy automatically acquired US citizenship via the former actress at birth, so is a dual citizen.

He is currently seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children, and Prince Harry. The infant is the Queen's eighth great-grandchild.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Prime Minister Theresa May responded to the baby news, tweeting; 

"Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time."

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who married the couple in the summer of last year, wished the couple joy; "May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness."

Congratulations to the new parents, and we can't wait to hear what name they choose for their newborn son.

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Prince Harry has rescheduled a planned trip to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. 

The British royal was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on May 8th in order to launch the one-year countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games – a sporting event for military veterans. 

The trip has been postponed by one day, to May 9th, with fans of the royal family speculating that the decision has come due to Harry's wife Meghan Markle being due to give birth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'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,' reads an official palace statement to PEOPLE. 

'The Duke is currently scheduled to travel to The Hague on Thursday 9th May for the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 as planned.'

There is major global anticipation for the birth of the new royal, so this postponement has made many believe that the Duchess of Sussex is on the cusp of giving birth. 

The couple have thus far kept the gender and due date a secret. along with maintaining privacy around their birth plans. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On April 11, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to let the nation know that they would not be immediately sharing their birth experience and details of the royal arrival.

‘Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,’ the statement declared.

‘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.’

'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.'

The bookies have some very traditional favourites when it comes to naming Baby Sussex – with Alice, Grace or Victoria favourited for a girl or James, Edward or Arthur for a boy. Diana and Grace are two less traditional royal lineage names that have found favour at the bookies, with Diana of course being the name of Prince Harry and Prince William's late mother, Diana The Princess of Wales.

Prince William and Kate Middleton paid tribute to Diana by choosing Diana as one of their second child, Princess Charlotte's middle names.

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Whether it is her dislike for bloodsports or her fondness for breaking royal dress protocol, Meghan Markle has faced more scrutiny than any other royal spouse in recent memory.

The former actress has had every act dissected since she was first connected to her now husband, Prince Harry, and with the announcement of the couple’s first pregnancy, the fishbowl-like surveillance on Meghan’s every move increased ever further.

From critical articles claiming that Meghan has a vice-like control over her husband, leading to alleged distancing between Harry and his family, to accusations of animosity between Meghan and Kate Middleton, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge – Meghan has not been painted as a pleasant character by much of the media and the public.

Even George Clooney, a close friend to Meghan, told Who that Meghan ‘has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it’s history repeating itself,’ amid reports that he and wife Amal would be godparents to Baby Sussex.

Critique of the Duchess of Sussex has not eased off since the announcement of the conception of Baby Sussex, and so Meghan and Harry’s recent and somewhat controversial choice to keep their birth plan and child’s arrival a secret from the public is understandable.

On April 11, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to let the nation know that they would not be immediately sharing their birth experience and details of the royal arrival.

‘Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,’ the statement declared.

‘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.’

So, unlike Kate and WIlliam’s three births, Meghan and Harry will not be descending the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital with a new babe in arms following Meghan’s labour.

While it is true that the royal family has a duty to maintain a public image for those living under the monarchy, starting a family is a joyous concept that many of us reading this article has had the pleasure of experiencing – and having a baby is not a royal duty, nor a female duty, nor a wifely duty, it’s a cherished gift.

The apprehension, tension, excitement and often fear all culminating in the birth of a child, a love for whom you will share with your partner for as long as you both live, is overwhelming, and it seems unsurprising that Meghan may not want to culminate this sacred experience with a postpartum performance.

Even the beloved Princess Diana, Harry’s mum, admitted that ‘she had “felt the whole country was in labour’ with her, which is reflective of the level of surveillance placed on these women.

Juggling royal duty and the joy of motherhood cannot be easy (despite Kate making it look like an absolute dream), so perhaps Meghan knows that as her life, and by extension the life of her child, will be filled with public appearances, dutiful events and photo ops for eternity, she wants to keep a few cherished days or weeks with her baby to herself.

This longing for privacy doesn’t make her a ‘diva duchess’ or call for a ‘Mexit,’ it makes her a mum, a human, and displays the person she was before she traded her past life for one of public royal duty.

UK and global citizens alike may feel disappointment that they will not know immediately whether Baby Sussex is male or female, or how much they weighed at birth, or how the couple are feeling following Meghan’s labour, but the public will be privy to every detail of the child’s life from the moment Meghan and Harry go public onwards – and we need to accept that.

Labour and birth are difficult experiences, and Meghan’s reluctance to play a role once becoming a new mum is admirable – if the couple feel that some days of privacy are what is best for themselves and Baby Sussex, then who are we to parent-shame them for doing so?

With Doria Ragland’s arrival in the UK signifying that Meghan is soon due to give birth, we can only wait in hope that Baby Sussex has a safe arrival, and rejoice with the new parents when they feel comfortable enough to share their news with the world.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to keep the arrival of their baby private. In a statement issued this morning, the parents-to-be thanked the public for the well-wishes ahead of the pending arrival of their baby, but revealed that they won't disclose information about their baby's birth.

The statement reads: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plan around the arrival of their baby private."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"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."

Meghan is set to give birth to their first child in the coming weeks. We wish the parents-to-be all the luck on this incredible journey.

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