The royal baby watch is on. Even though there’s no official word on when Meghan Markle will give birth, recent travel plans made by the grandfather-to-be may offer a clue as to the due date.

Prince Harry’s father Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, recently announced a three-day German tour beginning on May 7. Given that past reports put Markle’s due date somewhere between late-April and early-May, it’s possible she’ll deliver sometime before the couples’ trip, starting in Berlin, happens.

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Not only that it has just been announced that the Duke of Sussex will visit the Netherlands on Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9 which further implies the dad-to-be will have already met his own baby royal by then.

The royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are kind of just like us when it comes to first-time birth plans. At least in terms of having their baby’s grandparents nearby for the birth.

Of course, Markle’s due date isn’t the only piece to her pregnancy puzzle that the world is wondering about. Rumors recently swirled about the mama-to-be’s delivery plans, with speculation galore surrounding whether she’d have a home birth or use a nearby hospital.

Whether it’s when, where or how she’ll give birth, it looks like we’ll all have to wait until baby Sussex makes their grand debut before we know anything for a fact. But then again, if Prince Charles’ German itinerary is a true clue, the wait is almost over.

—Erica Loop

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