While the country is impatiently awaiting the birth of the royal baby, there is growing speculation about where, when and how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will welcome their newborn baby.
While the latest speculation suggests that Meghan Markle, 37, may have already given birth, former Royal Press Secretary Dickie Arbiter has claimed that it is just a matter of running the & # 39; royal rumor mill & # 39 ;.
Arbiter, 79, appeared on the Australian show Today Extra, where he discussed some gossip about Baby Sussex on Sunday.
& # 39; If you believe that, you would believe everything, & # 39; he said. # We will know in due time when the baby will be born. Harry and Meghan made it very clear that the birth will be private. & # 39;
The will of the duke and duchess of Sussex to keep the birth of their baby as private as possible feeds the rumors that Meghan Markle, 37, may have given birth. Pictured: the prospective parents who leave Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day
Former royal press secretary and royal commentator Dickie Arbiter, 79 (photo) told an Australian TV program that the rumors had no content and that speculation is only a matter of running the & # 39; royal rumor mill & # 39;
Pictured, Meghan Markle with the Princess Royal at a reception at Buckingham Palace in London on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Prince of Wales on March 5
He continued: & # 39; There are no advance notice announcements and they will release all details once they have had time to bond with the baby.
& # 39; It's really about maintaining the royal rumor mill – a good story is selling a newspaper, but to be honest there is no substance whatsoever. & # 39;
& # 39; The birth will come as they said, late April, early May and we must keep our horses alone until then. & # 39;
Speculation grew after Buckingham Palace issued a statement last Thursday confirming that Meghan and Harry had the birth & # 39; private & # 39; loved it.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry saw themselves on their way to New Zealand House in London to sign a condolence register for the victims of the terror attack in New Zealand on March 19. This was the last public appearance of the Duchess before the start of maternity leave on 20 March
& # 39; The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people all over the UK and the rest of the world as they prepare to welcome their baby & # 39 ;, the statement said .
& # 39; Their Royal Highnesses have made a personal decision to keep the plans for the arrival of their baby private.
& # 39; The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had the opportunity to celebrate as a new family. & # 39;
The statement also confirmed rumors that Meghan would not pose for photos immediately after delivery, such as her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, who brought all her children to the famous Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital.
Dickie Arbiter told Australia morning show Extra today there was no substance to rumors about the birth of the royal baby
For some, the last sentence in the official statement suggested that the baby may have already been born and that the fact that the expectant mother has not appeared since March 19, further fueled rumors.
& # 39; There are all kinds of things in royal circles that Meghan and Harry have already had, & # 39; told a source close to the royal family, the Australian magazine New Idea.
The same source added that Harry and Meghan were such a private couple that no one would be surprised if the delivery had already taken place.
The couple's determination to remain as private as possible had led to much speculation about where and how their child will be delivered.
Where will Meghan give birth? The odds are divided between the private hospital in Windsor, the chic maternity ward in Kensington and even the home birth at Frogmore Cottage
It is believed that Meghan will drop off the St. Mary's Hospital, which will mean a break with forty years of royal tradition.
When it comes to the exact location of the birth, the odds are divided between a private facility close to the Frogmore cottage in Windsor, where the couple lived a few weeks ago, a home birth or the Kensington wing of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. .
This is where the celebrity couple – and close friends of the royal couple – George and Amal Clooney delivered their twins in 2017.
The Sun reported on the weekend that Meghan and Harry had visited a separate wellness center in West London for "gong baths" sessions, where participants listen to sounds and vibrations aimed at reducing tension in preparation for birth with water.
The expectant mother also made it clear that she would put together and plan her own delivery team.
Earlier a source told the Mail on Sunday: & Meghan said she didn't want the men in suits. She was adamant and wanted her own people. & # 39;