While the royals haven’t revealed a due date, judging by the soon-to-be grandparents’ actions—baby time is near! On the heals of some serious speculation, after Prince Charles scheduled his German tour to begin on May 7, it looks like Meghan Markle’s mother’s travel plans are also a major birth day clue.

According to a recent report from Entertainment Tonight, Doria Ragland recently arrived in London. And if Markle is anything like the rest of us regular non-royal mamas, having your mother at the birth of your first baby is an absolute must.

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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Even though the Duchess of Sussex has everything and anything a new mommy could ever need, there’s absolutely no substitute for the love, support and help of your own mother. Of course the mother-daughter due date/delivery duo deal isn’t just a one-way street where the new grandma helps the new mom.

A previously released statement from Kensington Palace illustrates this, noting, “Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”

Now that Markle’s mom is on her side of the pond, we’re ready to start counting down the days until the newest royal arrival!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Kensington Royal via Instagram



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