How Did We Miss That Meghan Markle Was Pregnant?

Turns out Meghan Markle’s been bumping along nicely for quite some time.

Harry and Meghan arrived in Australia on Monday, but they've already made memories to last a lifetime.

On Monday, Kensington Palace announced the Royal baby news we'd all been waiting to hear.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019," it said.

Royal watchers had been hinting at a possible pregnancy for months, and apparently there were signs... lots of signs.

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Here they were...

Jason Wu Dress

Back in September, rumours began swirling after the Duchess wore a particular-shaped dress to the '100 Days of Peace' concert in London.

At the time, many put the dress shape down to the pleating or wind.

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New Haircut

Also in September, the Duchess debuted a new hairstyle while attending the Coach Core Awards

Meghan took to the netball court with noticeably sleeker hair, instead of the bouncing locks she's known for. She also stepped away from that usual messy bun she's now made iconic.

The hair change seems to be a clever royal move to distract prying eyes from burgeoning bumps. For example, Her sister-in-law, The Duchess of Cambridge, also did the same thing when she was pregnant with Prince Louis.

Maybe Megs got some tips off her?

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Coach Core Awards held at Loughborough University on September 24, 2018 in Loughborough, England. Image: Getty Images
Kate Middleton before in April 2017 and after in June 2017 with noticeable shorter hair. Image: Getty Images
Peplum Shirt

At the same event, Meghan wore a peplum top -- a shirt that is tight around the top and flows out at the bottom.

The style allows the wearer a more generous silhouette -- perhaps hiding something she wasn’t yet ready to show off to the world.

Meghan in her very roomy top playing netball. Source: Getty
That Glow

The Duchess has been rocking a noticeably fuller face in recent weeks -- leaving many to speculate if it may be down to that infamous new mother glow?

Compare the picture on the right, which was taken several months ago, to the picture on the left, which was taken at Princess Eugenie's wedding.

How did we miss that!

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Bridge Climb

Weeks before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex landed in Australia, it was announced Meghan would not be taking part in the Bridge Climb.

While the rules stipulate that you can still climb the bridge up until you're 24 weeks pregnant, it's easy to understand why you wouldn't want to be lugging yourself up there during those tiring early months of pregnancy.

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Princess Eugenie's Wedding

The pregnancy rumours really  ramped up just days ago at Princess Eugenie's wedding.

That was all due to The Duchess' clothing choice -- she opted for a loose, dark fitting coat that hid her stomach, and many were quick to assume she was hiding a growing bump.

Folders

On Monday, Meghan landed in Sydney and was spotted holding two purple folders in front of her stomach. Twitter went in to overdrive with many utterly convinced she was hiding a pregnant belly.

For once they were right. The announcement was made the same day.

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Take-Away Delivery

A take-away delivery was spotted at Admiralty House -- where the Duke and Duchess are staying during their time in Sydney-- on Monday night.

Maybe the pregnancy cravings have already kicked in?

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