The Duchess of Sussex was due to give birth at the end of April or beginning of May, but announced a few weeks ago that she and Harry would "keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private," thus giving them "an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."
As fans are forced to practice patience, imaginations have run wild! Here's a look at some of the fan theories floating around about the royal baby:
While Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed all three of their children at St Mary's Hospital in London, England, some fans suspect that the 37-year-old former actress will have a home birth at her and Harry's new house, Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor.
While this may seem like it's going against tradition, Daily Beast points out that Queen Elizabeth II was born at home, as were all four of her children.
I really hope Meghan Sussex goes full hippy mum - doula, waterbirth, home birth, then breastfeeds for years, uses slings and co-sleeps... The absolute works! 'Snubbing' the Queen's doctors indeed *eyeroll*.
Meghan might seek the guidance of a doula rather than just a doctor. A doula is a non-medical companion who supports a pregnant woman by providing continuous care before, during and after childbirth in the form of physical and emotional support.
Oftentimes mothers who decide to have a home birth also choose to have a doula by their side.
While some fans are looking forward to welcoming a royal baby, others are anticipating two newborns. A surprising number of royal enthusiasts suggest that the Duchess is expecting twins, though, like all the other fan theories, this has not been confirmed in any way.
Had the strangest dream last night that Harry & Meghan had twins. A boy & girl I went to visit and they were both wrapped up in a pink and blue knitted blanket. And the Queen was also there looking over them.
We're engaging in a friendly bet about Meghan and Harry's baby. Is it twins? @latestbylauren says yes (mostly based on evidence from past guest @emilygiffin) and @aliwashburn says no. Whose side are you on? What should the stakes be?
Has the baby been born? Some fans speculate the Meghan and Harry have already welcomed their first child into the world and have yet to share it with the public. One fact that might corroborate this theory is that the Duchess' mother, Doria Ragland, arrived to Windsor a few weeks ago to be with her daughter during the birth and to help out in the weeks after.
Some fans even suspect she had the baby before Easter Sunday, as Prince Harry arrived solo to the family's church service. This is a very popular theory, seeing as the couple did say they would not immediately announce the birth of their child.
@YourMorning I think Meghan Markle has had Baby Sussex already!! Why was Ben Mulroney absent from YourMorning for a few days this week??? Jessica IS Meghan’s good friend...just saying👶