Why Meghan Markle may be further along in her pregnancy than we thought

Meghan Markle was previously thought to be around three months pregnant since Kensington Palace announced the happy news on Monday.

But the Duchess may actually be further along in her pregnancy than we previously thought.

Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins posted a picture on Instagram that indicated Meghan may actually be four months pregnant.

She wrote: “What an honour to meet the beautiful Duchess today! She was such a sweetheart.

“I said I felt sorry for her having to do all these meet-and-greets while 4 months pregnant! What a trooper.

“Prince Harry was gorgeous too, a real charmer. He squeezed Luna’s legs and said ‘who’s this little cutie?’ Looking forward to telling Luna she slept through it all one day…”

It’s not clear whether Missy accidentally let slip Meghan’s real due date or just spoke without really knowing exactly when the baby will be born.

If Meghan is four months pregnant then the baby will be due in April 2019, rather than May. The palace has so far simply said she is set to give birth in Spring 2019 – so it’s not totally clear.

As is tradition, the palace will not announce the baby’s gender or due date until the day of the birth.

A palace spokesperson did say Meghan had already had her 12-week scan, but it’s not known when this took place.

Meghan has been looking radiant on the royal tour so far, and there have been adorable moments where she’s been seen bonding with children she’s met.

Speaking at a reception in Admiral House in Sydney earlier this week, she said she and Harry are “ready” to begin their parenting journey together.

Missy Higgins who recently welcomed her second child, daughter Luna, gave Meghan a really sweet piece of advice.

She told the Duchess: “Cherish each moment because it goes by so fast. It really does.”