Shortly after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the pregnancy in October last year, some eagle-eyed fans took a new addition to Meghan’s jewelry as a sign of her due date, and they were right.
Throughout Meghan’s pregnancy, her due date became just one of many aspects about the royal baby and his eventual birth that fans endlessly speculated on.
But while still on their royal tour and about a week after the announcement, a royal blogger noticed that Meghan added a third ring to her otherwise set of two stacked rings while at the Invictus Games in Sydney.
Since the rings each featured a different stone by Canadian brand Ecksand, the blogger hoped that it represented their birthstones as she posted:
One ring featured a sapphire, which corresponds with Prince Harry’s September birthday while the peridot symbolizes Meghan’s birthday in August. The third ring that Meghan added had a diamond, which is April’s birthstone.
The Ecksand brand expressed their delight at Meghan’s choice to wear some of the jewelry from their Showcase collection with a post to the brand’s Instagram page:
While widespread reports stated that Meghan was more than a week overdue before she gave birth to baby Sussex on May 6, it would be safe to assume that Meghan’s official due date was in fact in April.
But according to reports by MailOnline, the actual birth didn’t go according to plan. While Prince Harry and Meghan decided to keep the details of the birth private, Meghan opted for a home birth with a midwife and doula, and both studied hypnobirthing techniques.
However, with Meghan overdue, Prince Harry and their Scotland Yard security team reportedly took Meghan to the Portland hospital in London on Sunday where princesses Eugenie and Beatrice also got delivered, according to the publication.
Whether or not the 37-year-old got induced remains unclear, but sources confirmed to MailOnline that a hospital delivery took place at 5:26 am on Monday morning.
With Meghan classified in medical terms as “geriatric” because of her age, while also going through her first pregnancy, doctors forewarned that she might not have the home birth she planned on.
A consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, Peter Bowen-Simpkins elaborated, “When you have your first baby you essentially have an 'untried pelvis.' You don't know what's going to happen when the body prepares for labor and birth.”
While many are delighted at baby Sussex’s arrival conspiracy theorists, claim that Meghan never gave birth and insist they have the proof to back up their theories.
Various new “clues” stirred up the theory which did the rounds for as long as the public knew Meghan to be pregnant.