Royal Baby Watch: All the Fan Theories on Meghan Markle Giving Birth

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The world is still waiting to hear news of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child, and curiosity has bred several fan theories. 

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."

While fans are anxious to receive any news about Baby Sussex, Harry has been out and about making public appearances, and was most recently spotted at Sunday's London marathon

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: 

Home Birth

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. 

The Duchess and Her Doula

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.

Royal Babies

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. 

Baby Sussex Has Already Arrived

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.

Still other fans are still holding out for the big announcement. 

Here's more on the royal baby, including predictions about the name of Harry and Meghan's child (Diana, perhaps?): 

Additional reporting by Desiree Murphy.

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