When Is Meghan Markle's Due Date? Pregnant Duchess Says 'We're Nearly There'

Meghan Markle is nearing her due date with every passing day, and she may be closer to delivering the new royal baby than what was originally thought. The Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry, gave a hint about her nearing due date while speaking with fans on Christmas.

After Christmas church service, Markle joined the rest of the royal family on their walk outside of St. Mary Magdalene at Sandringham, during which Markle reportedly responded to fan questions about her soon-coming baby. "We're nearly there," the duchess told a woman named Karen Anvil when asked about her due date.

Kensington Palace announced Markle's pregnancy five months after the couple tied the knot at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle in May. "Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public," Kensington Palace said in a statement in October.

Although no specific due date has been released as of yet, the palace said Markle's baby wasn't expected to arrive until spring 2019—just in time for the couple to settle into their new digs at Frogmore Cottage.

When Is Meghan Markle's Due Date?
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks to well wishers after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018, in King's Lynn, England. Markle said she was "nearly" approaching her due date. Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Harry and Markle's baby won't grow up at Kensington Palace with its royal cousins, Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3 and 8-month-old Prince Louis, all of whom reside in the grand 20-room apartment within the London palace.

The soon-to-be parents are expected to move from their two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage residence within the palace in exchange for the wide-open spaces of the British countryside on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Frogmore Cottage, which Harry and Markle will relocate to in the new year, reportedly boasts 10 bedrooms.