Meghan to take maternity leave ahead of royal baby – 9Honey
The Duchess of Sussex is approaching the business end of her pregnancy (cue: global royal baby hysteria).
Though we don’t know exactly when baby Sussex is due, Meghan, 37, is expected to begin maternity leave before the end of this month—and has reportedly already wrapped up her final public royal engagements.
According to , the two Commonwealth Day appearances made by the Duchess on Monday were her last public outings before her maternity leave begins.
Along with husband Prince Harry, 34, Meghan visited London’s Canada House before attending a ceremony at Westminster Abbey with other members of the Royal Family.
These outings came days after she participated in a panel discussion for International Women’s Day.
However, it is believed the former actress will continue to take private meetings in the interim period before finishing work altogether.
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On Tuesday, she met with Dr Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, of which Meghan is a patron.
While her due date is unlikely to be revealed, the Duchess suggested to fans during a recent walkabout that she is due to give birth in late April or early May.
If she follows the precedent set by her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, she will embark on maternity leave around four weeks before her due date.
Kate carried out her final royal duties on 22 March last year, and welcomed her third child Prince Louis on 23 April, almost exactly one month later.
Meghan’s maternity leave is sure to be a busy time, as she and the Duke of Sussex will be moving from their cottage in Kensington Palace to their new home in Windsor.
The Sussexes’ future residence, Frogmore House, is currently being prepared for their arrival.
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