Kensington Palace announced on Monday that Meghan Markle is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry. The news may come as a surprise to some fans of the Duchess of Sussex, as she's made numerous public appearances recently and has shown no signs of a baby bump.
So, how did the 37-year-old former actress manage to cover up her growing baby bump? With some pretty great style statements!
Here's a look back at Meghan’s stunning outfits, and how she strategically masked her growing tummy:
In late September, Meghan was joined by Prince Harry and her mother, Doria Ragland, at an event honoring the release of a community cookbook. At the lunch, which took place at Kensington Palace, the royal wore a ribbed black top that she cut off with a high-waisted black pleated skirt. To further keep suspicions away, the Duchess paired the sleek style with a royal blue peacoat that she wore for most of the event.
Though she wasn’t afraid to get active at the Coach Core Awards, Meghan wasn’t about to show any signs of a bump during her outing with Prince Harry. At the event, the Duchess sported a navy blue belted top that flared out at the waist, covering her up growing bump.
A well-placed belt helped Meghan out at the opening of the Oceania Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. For the fancy event, the Duchess wore a black fitted dress with a wide black belt, which distracted from any bump. She also was seen clasping her hands in front of her stomach several times.
For her trip to her namesake of Sussex, the Duchess took her biggest risk yet. Meghan rocked a loose forest green button-down top, which she tucked into a fitted green leather skirt. The outfit possibly showed a tiny hint of a bump, but it could have been explained away as simply being the imprint of the tucked-in shirt.
On Friday, Meghan decided to thoroughly cover up at the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. For the special occasion, the Duchess wore a wide navy coat dress that offered no hint of a shape beneath. She also was seen rushing into St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle with Harry so as not to draw attention away from Eugenie’s big day.
As they touched down in Sydney, Australia, Meghan and Harry were spotted holding hands and grinning. The Duchess wore a loose black coat with maroon trim, which covered up her black turtleneck sweater and fitted black jeans. She also held a large folder over her mid-section.
Now that the cat’s out of the bag, Meghan and Harry have two weeks of a royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga to show off the growing baby bump! For more, watch the clip below: