The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making their last preparations for the birth of their first child, as it can come any moment now.
The royal couple aren’t the only one eagerly awaiting the baby’s birth, as royal fans are also anxious. A crowd of people have gone to bookmakers to place bets on when they think the baby will be born, and due to the sudden wave of betters, betting companies including Coral and Paddy Power have announced that they have decided to suspend bets.
In a statement, Coral said: “The announcement of the birth of Meghan and Prince Harry’s first child is expected any day now and if some speculation is correct, it may have already arrived therefore we have pulled the plug on our birth date betting.”
They continued: “We continue to see thousands of bets daily on the name of the child though, with Grace proving the most popular with punters and is a favourite ahead of Diana and Arthur.”
A Paddy Power spokesperson said: “We’ve suspended betting on which day Harry and Meghan’s baby will arrive following a huge increase in wagers this evening which indicate that someone knows something – and perhaps the child is already born. That, combined with the rumours and speculation has us convinced that the royal arrival has already happened and if the betting is anything to go by, it’s almost certainly a baby girl.”
At the end of April we got the news that Meghan and Harry have decided to keep the details of the birth plan private as they want to enjoy as much privacy they can during this special moment.
A statement was released from Buckingham Palace that informed the public of the couple’s decision. It read: “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 plans around the arrival of their baby private. 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 royal family are also eagerly awaiting the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan’s first child. But if the baby doesn’t make an appearance before Tuesday, its grandfather Prince Charles might miss the whole thing, as the Prince of Whales has planned a three-day visit to Germany from the 7 to 10 May.
He would not doubt love to be here, when the Duchess, who is already overdue, give birth to his fourth grandchild. He isn’t the only royal that has plans, as Prince Harry has cut his trip to the Netherlands short amid the royal baby countdown. The visit, which was due to take place on 8 May and 9 May, will now only be a day trip.