Prince William might miss the birth of the royal baby

But it’s for a very important reason...

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But it’s for a very important reason...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the exciting news that they were expecting their first baby together just last year.

Ever since the news broke, rumours have been circling around every detail about the royal baby, from potential baby names and God parent predictions to nursery colour palettes and whether or not Meghan will pose for the traditional post-birth photo for paparazzi.

Now, with the due date falling just next month, (put April in your diaries, people!), the world is waiting in suspense to meet the royal baby.


As is the royal family, with it reported this week that the Queen will be the first person to be informed when the royal baby arrives.

One royal family member who might not be present for the future arrival however is Prince William, soon to be uncle Wills, but he has a very important reason.

Prince William will be in New Zealand in late April, to pay his respects to the victims of the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack earlier this month.

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‘The Duke of Cambridge will meet with those affected by the Christchurch attack and will pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity that the people of New Zealand have displayed in recent weeks,’ Kensington Palace announced in a statement this week.

Given Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s love of New Zealand and its people, we’re sure they are behind his decision.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.