- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 9:36AM
Since announcing they're expecting their first child together, the only detail the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had shared with fans was that the baby is due in the northern Spring.
But now Meghan Markle has confirmed she is six months pregnant and due to give birth to the royal tot in April!
While visiting the North West English town of Birkenhead with her husband, Prince Harry, on their first official outing for the year, the 37-year-old former actress let slip to a local woman she's due at the end of April.
The Duchess also revealed that neither she nor Harry, 34, know the gender of the baby as they want it to be a "surprise".
Speaking to the Daily Mail after her encounter with Meghan, Kim Thompson said: "She said she is six months pregnant and due at the end of April, beginning of May."
"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.'"
Another local woman, Sonia Richards, revealed: "I told her I teach hypnobirthing and she said, 'It's such a special thing that you are doing'. She looked radiant, she looked really well and I just wished her a wonderful birth."
If the royal baby is born in April it could potentially share a birthday with Prince Louis, who was born on April 23, or even possibly the Queen who was born on April 21.
During their walkabout, the Duchess was glowing wearing a vibrant purple Babaton dress by Aritizia, which showed off her baby bump.
Meghan accessorised the ensemble with a red coat from Canadian brand Sentaler, Hearst brown leather 'bowling' bag and still managed a pair of high red stilettos despite being heavily pregnant.
Her brunette tresses were pulled back in a sleek chiffon bun.
Meghan has indicated she intends to work until late in her pregnancy.
A recent story in Vanity Fair claimed Meghan had "told aides she wants to work as close to her due date next spring as possible."
Prince Harry and Meghan announced their engagement in November 2017, shortly after confirming their relationship.
The couple married at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May last year.