Shannen Findlay

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Duchess of Sussex drops MAJOR royal baby hint

Duchess of Sussex drops MAJOR royal baby hint

The Duchess of Sussex has given an indication that her due date is right around the corner – and royal fans are more excited than ever.

While attending a party in honour of her father-in-law, Prince Charles, the royal was pictured in a stunning gold and cream dress, cradling her budding baby bump while speaking with guests.

In a video posted to social media, the Duchess was overheard joking and talking about the imminent birth of her first child, during a friendly conversation with Welsh secretary Alun Cairns at Buckingham Palace.

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Meghan and Harry at Buckingham Palace today.

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Duchess Meghan was in attendance with her husband Prince Harry to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles being formally given the title Prince of Wales.

It is the first time both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended a royal event together since the Christmas Day church service in Norfolk.

Meghan was overheard telling Secretary Cairns: “I look rather different than the last time you saw me,” after he congratulated her on her pregnancy.

The conversation then followed up by Cairns asking: “How are you doing? I’m sure everyone is asking.”

“No it’s actually very sweet,” the Duchess responded, gesturing towards her bump.

"It's a very sweet, nurturing thing to ask.

"We're nearly there."

The Duchess is expected to give birth late April, putting her at around eight months pregnant.

Although members of the royal family have never revealed their official due dates, the arrival of Baby Sussex is looming.

Mystery continues to surround exactly when the pregnant royal will give birth, and both she and Prince Harry have been busily preparing for the arrival of their first child.

The couple will soon be arriving to Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage, which has been fit with a nursery.

It is highly expected the Duchess will follow in the footsteps of her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, and choose the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London to give birth.

Duchess Kate had her three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – in the same wing.

However, the pregnant Duchess has proven to surprise royal experts and the public with her decision, as speculation says she might choose somewhere closer to the couple’s new home in Windsor to give birth.

Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be relocating from Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, and a close hospital just 24km from their new household is Frimley Park Hospital, in Surrey.

Duchess Meghan wore a gorgeous cream and gold jacquard brocade frock for the reception, along with an Amanda Wakeley white coat.

To complete the glowing look, the mother-to-be added nude Paul Andrew heels with a low bun hairstyle.

To see the simple and gorgeous look worn by the Duchess, swipe through the gallery above.