Prince Harry just cancelled his Amsterdam visit - so what does this mean for the royal baby?

This is the biggest clue yet!

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This is the biggest clue yet!

If we're being totally honest, none of us can say for sure when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first child will be born (or whether or not Baby Sussex is already here).

The Queen has reportedly visited Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage, but there's no word on when Meghan will give birth – or where, for that matter.

Now, people are speculating that Prince Harry's international trip next week may have given the game away on when the baby will have arrived by.

Earlier this week, it was announced that on Wednesday the 8th of May, the Duke of Sussex will travel to the Netherlands for a two-day trip; first for a public engagement in Amsterdam, and then on to launch the one-year countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games in The Hague.

This news sent us a frenzy: There's no way that Harry would risk missing the birth of his child, so we thought it a dead cert that the baby will have been born before the 8th of May.


But it has now been announced that the Amsterdam part of the trip will be postponed due to 'logistical challenges', according to a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

However, 'The Duke is currently scheduled to travel to The Hague on May 9 for the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 as planned,' the spokesperson added. So the entire trip hasn't been written off because of, say, some big baby news.

It's worth noting that Prince Harry's last two public appearances, the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey and the London Marathon last weekend, were not official engagements and Harry only popped along when he knew for sure Meghan wasn't in labour.

With the visit on the 9th still happening, is it safe to assume that Baby Sussex will have arrived by next Thursday? We just don't know what to think anymore.

Back we go to refreshing the @sussexroyal Instagram feed. Sigh.

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.