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Meghan Markle is further along in her pregnancy than we thought

Kensington Palace has said she is due in spring 2019

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The Duchess of Sussex was previously thought to be around 12 weeks pregnant when she and Prince Harry announced their exciting baby news on Monday. But according to singer Missy Higgins, who met Meghan in Sydney during the royal tour of Australasia, the mum-to-be may be further along than we thought.

Missy took to Instagram after meeting the royals at a reception hosted by the Governor-General and revealed: "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."

Meghan could actually be four months pregnant

Previous reports had suggested that Meghan is three months pregnant, and not four, which would put her due date around the beginning of April. In their statement, Kensington Palace only revealed that Meghan is due in the spring of next year. As is tradition, the palace will not announce the baby's gender or due date until the day of the birth.

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The Duchess has certainly been sporting a radiant pregnancy glow during her tour of Australia with husband Prince Harry. On the second day of their tour, Meghan said she's doing "pretty well" but is suffering a bit from tiredness. She told a fellow mother on Wednesday that so far she is "running on adrenaline".

Meghan visits a farming family in Dubbo

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Emily Carroll, 33, who met the royals in Dubbo, said: "Meghan told me that she's feeling pretty good so far, which is great, and that she's running on adrenaline. She said they're doing 76 engagements in 16 days, with maybe one rest in the middle. She's made for this royal business, isn't she?" Emily added: "They're both great with kids."

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