Prince Harry attended the London Marathon, we’re still waiting for Baby Sussex

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

Here are some photos of Prince Harry at Sunday’s London Marathon. Harry is the patron to The London Marathon Charitable Trust and he usually tries to attend every year. He wasn’t pre-announced this year because everybody is waiting for Baby Sussex, but Meghan must have told him “not today” in the morning, because Harry came out. The marathon had already arranged for Andy Murray to start the race, which was pretty cool. As for whether Baby Sussex will come today… who knows, I’m not even going to try to predict it at this point. Today is Prince William and Duchess Kate’s eighth wedding anniversary though. When William was asked about Baby Sussex in Australia, he made it sound like… no one would have called him even if Meghan had given birth:

Prince William admitted he has ‘no idea’ whether baby Sussex is imminent amid speculation Meghan could give birth any day now. While Prince William was paying tribute to victims of the Christchurch terror attack, he was questioned if there had been any sign of baby Sussex arriving.

He said: ‘I haven’t got my phone on me – I have no idea. You guys will find out before I do at this rate,’ the Mirror reported. William was also heard joking with the crowd that his role as a father left him so sleep deprived that he no longer suffers jet lag. He said: ‘What jet lag? I’ve got three children now. Jet lag doesn’t happen.’

Meghan has been staying close to Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, with mother Doria Ragland at her side for more than a week. Speculation has been rife that Meghan and Harry’s first child – whose sex remains a mystery – could be due very soon. A royal source told the Sun: ‘It won’t be long now. Meghan’s really excited. Of course she’s nervous like any first-time mum but she and Harry can’t wait. She’s been preparing for the birth – she wants it to be as natural as possible – and so has been practising hypnobirthing and breathing techniques with Harry.

[From The Daily Mail]

I know people want to believe that Meghan secretly gave birth days ago and that she and Harry are waiting to tell people, but I don’t think that was ever going to be an option. The only part that they might wait to tell us is when she goes into labor – I could see them waiting to make the announcement on that, and then just making the announcement when the baby is here. But if Meghan and Harry waited hours or days to tell people, the British media would basically set fire to Frogmore. It would be a stupid move from the Sussexes, honestly. I’m on Team They Don’t Have To Present The Baby Immediately But They Do Have To Tell Us When The Baby Is Here.

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

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  1. Enn says:

    I think it’s kind of tacky to ask about the baby at an event paying respects for the victims of a terrorist attack. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Enn, I 100% agree with you.

    • Becks1 says:

      As excited as I am for Baby Sussex, I agree with you.

      Also, what did they expect William to say? “I actually just got a text from Harry, she just went into labor. They already know its a boy and they are going to name him Rhaegar. Big GOT fans.” I thought his answer was actually pretty good.

    • Capepopsie says:

      I Totally agree with you!

    • Julia says:

      The question was during a public walkabout, not one of the formal events.

  2. NotHeidisGirl says:

    I’m on Team They Tell Us Whenever The Hell They Want That Baby Is Here.

    • escondista says:

      me too. Excited for the news but don’t feel owed.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      I’m on Team The-Baby-is-Already-Here-or-He-Wouldn’t-Have-Gone.

      If the baby isn’t here yet, it’s due or maybe a bit past due. It’s her first childbirth. She was said to have been planning a home delivery (though not sure I believe that), which can be risky if there are complications. Harry is said to have been planning to assist her with breathing techniques and hypnobirthing. I can’t imagine devoted Harry leaving her for a lengthy event like a marathon if Polo Baby hasn’t already arrived and is due at any minute.

      • Skipper says:

        ‘“Not today dear . Off you trot to the marathon “ that’s so funny

      • Yoyo says:

        How can it be pass due when she said late April, early May.
        You don’t know if it’s true about hypnobirtthing, Harry, Meghan, mid-wives and Ob-Gyn know their plans.
        This is like her wedding dress is all lace, they’re honeymooning in Canada, the baby is going to be gender fluid.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Yoyo, in both instances I prefaced my thoughts with “was said to have been”–and in either case, I still believe that Harry wouldn’t leave Meghan at this point for the hours a marathon lasts unless Baby Sussex has already arrived.

    • Val says:

      LOL! Agreed. Their baby, their business.

    • Flying fish says:

      I agree.

  3. Kendra says:

    Remember when you were sure here the baby’s due date much more early.

    Anyway good the baby won’t be born on William and Kate’s anniversary or it would inspire some writing.

    • Isa says:

      I keep thinking about how so many thought she was due sooner than the end April. Same thing happens to me every time I’m pregnant. People just don’t understand that every woman carries differently and the size of the bump means nothing.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Thank you. Meghan is a petite woman with a short torso…she was always going to show more/earlier because of that.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I definitely think they will announce when the baby is born.

    I know Meghan said late April/early May, but I always assumed that was a lie, and the baby was due early to mid april (the lie to give her some breathing room if she went late.) But based on her mother’s arrival, that may have been right. (well clearly it was ‘right’ in that the baby isn’t here yet, lol, but I mean it may have been her actual due date range, and not a lie.)

    • notasugarhere says:

      Doria could have arrived a couple weeks early to help them settle in, set things up, and cook up a storm of meals to freeze for the month ahead. And to give Harry peace of mind, so he keeps doing engagements knowing Doria is home with Meghan.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        This last is such a good point!

      • lara (the other) says:

        Maybe she is happy to send her nervous husband away for a few hours.
        When my brothers daughter was due, my sister in law asked me more then once to somehow occupy my brothers time, since his fussing made her more nervous.

  5. Lucia says:

    There is no way Harry and Meghan could keep Baby Sussex a secret for more than 24 hours. Queen Elizabeth and Charles wouldn’t allow that and there’s no way they could plug a leak for that long.

    I do think the baby will be here this week. I hold firm in my prediction the baby will be here Wednesday. But as many have pointed out, it’s her first time so this baby could be super late and we may not see him/her for another week or two.

    • Swack says:

      Babies will come when they come. My first was 16 days early, the second a day late and the third, 4 days early. You can never know. But, to me, Harry going to the marathon wasn’t a biggie because if Meghan went into labor they would have gotten him there in plenty of time for the birth.

      • Lucia says:

        Exactly. The baby will get here when it gets here but I have a personal bet on Wednesday. My sister says Saturday. If either of us wins that person gets to choose the next “sistercation (a biyearly event where we go on vacation together).

      • Swack says:

        @Lucia, good luck on winning your bet! If she delivers on the 3rd the baby will be born on my daughter’s birthday!

      • Lucia says:

        Thanks, Swack.

      • Betsy says:

        I agree with Swack. Precipitous labor isn’t that terribly common; first labors typically take what, 12 hours? I forget now.

  6. Case says:

    For some reason I really thought this baby would be here by mid-April.

    • Citresse says:

      I did too Case. But now I’m thinking end of first week May. I don’t know. The Royals always like to keep us guessing about anything.
      Was there a change of mind from H&M re: photos with newborn Sussex?
      I hope there are photos released from the sunken garden KP.

  7. Loretta says:

    I already said this in the other post but I would love if the baby was born on May 4, the same day as Audrey Hepburn. I’m hoping for a baby girl.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      I’m also hoping for May 4 at this point as that’s my birthday 🙂 so I am a little biased.

  8. Inas says:

    I think the baby is here when Doria came. Also believe prince Harry is coming un announced to divert from baby birth.

    • Lucia says:

      I refuse to believe they could get away with not announcing for that long.

    • Julia says:

      They will have to publicly register the birth so they would never be able to keep it secret for long.

  9. Iknow says:

    With my first, I was on bed rest for 3 months because I began dilating at 4 months pregnant. I had to have a stitch put in to stop any further dilation. at 36 weeks it was taken out. Needless to say the baby was so late we had to induce labor. My second child, I had the stitch put in at 13 weeks, didn’t dilate at all, but baby came at 35 weeks. Moral of the story, babies come when they’re ready. My only concern is Meghan. Birthing a baby, even in 2019, is a serious battle. I hope she has a seamless birth. Thoughts and prayers to her and Baby Sussex.

  10. Loretta says:

    I know that everyone is waiting for the Baby Sussex’s birth but I honestly find it very unlikely that they will announce the birth days after it happened. In the BP statement they said that both labor and birth would be communicated.
    We just have to wait for the baby, probably some thought the baby would have been born much earlier because Meghan had a hug baby bump

  11. y says:

    It’s never easy to predict when a baby will turn up and even more difficult when the mother falls into the adolescent or the geriatric pregnancy category which is where Meghan falls. Add to this it’s her first baby so no comparison to a previous pregnancy where you can sometimes remember your own personal physical cues and hints that the baby is coming from your previous labour experience/delivery. I’m sure she’s chosen the best team for her and they’ll be helping her and the baby have a comfortable delivery.

  12. Mumbles says:

    Unless Meghan’s giving birth at home – and given her first-time status and the fact that medically she’s considered “old” for a first-time mom, I find it unlikely – I think it would be hard for them to keep the birth secret. I’m sure the media is scoping their property and the hospital has folks who’d be happy to drop a dime in exchange for a payoff.

    And if there’s anyone who’s sleep-deprived at Normal Bill’s house, it’s Nanny Maria.

  13. sus says:

    It’s already been confirmed in the press release that BP will announce when Meghan goes into labour. So you guys will know when the baby is on the way.

  14. Isa says:

    I don’t think the baby is here yet just because Harry is out doing events. I think he will stay home with them once the baby is born. My husband will still be going to work as usual and our hospital is an hour and a half away. I can understand if you have a history of precipitous labor, but otherwise there’s no need to sit and wait and he will have plenty of time to get back to her.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Agree totally! I really, really doubt Harry would leave to do events if the baby was already here. He’s 100% going to want to be home with Meghan and the baby especially in the beginning. No way Baby Sussex is here yet, IMO. Also, labor for a first baby is not typically quick — once she starts to feel anything I’m sure she’d call him and he’d just head home immediately. No need for him to stick by her side if nothing is happening yet and watch her like she’s a ticking time bomb.

  15. Enough S Enough says:

    Harry’s not that good an actor. He’s dying to be a Dad. If the baby was here, he wouldn’t be acting business-as-usual.

    I wish them well, I wish them a healthy baby. I wish them a lifetime of love.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Good point, and you are very sweet. The internet is full of horrible people. Refreshing to read something this nice 🙂

  16. (THE OG)@Jan90067 says:

    I would bet anything there is a helicopter at the ready at ANY even Harry’s going to in this next week, “just in case”, to whisk him away at a moment’s notice. I hope Polo Baby makes his/her (I’m “feeling” girl!) soon!

  17. Mego says:

    Totally Normal, unprivileged Bill: “I have three kids, jet lag doesn’t happen.”

    Sure Jan.

  18. The Original Mia says:

    Baby Sussex will come when she/he/they are ready to come. Knowing how long Harry has waited for the wife and kid, there’s no way he’d leave their sides to go to the marathon. Nope!

  19. Starkiller says:

    Why do we need an announcement at all? Brits are constantly pointing out that the baby is however far down in line for the throne, not in the line of succession, not important, so…remind me why am announcement is even necessary?

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Because they’re in the British Royal Family and a very popular celebrity-royal couple? Because it’s the Queen’s great-grandchild? What the press makes of the announcement is a separate issue but of course there will be a baby announcement.

    • notasugarhere says:

      “Brits”? It is the small-but-vocal anti-Meghan crowd that keeps trying to insist Harry and Meghan are irrelevant. 80 percent of them were recently outed as being from the US, no? Harry and Meghan’s child will be in the line of succession, right after Harry.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Yeah I was about to say…a good half or more of the people trotting out those “irrelevant” lines are born and bred (and bitter) Americans.

  20. Peg says:

    Guys, maybe Meghan wanted Harry to carry on his engagements, because he might be driving a little crazy, if she sneezes😃 he will be asking if labor is starting.
    Read some where, that hell would freeze over before Doria tell Thomas anything about Meghan and the baby.

    • Lauri says:

      It was like that when I was pregnant with my first, my ex’s family would not leave me alone for days leading up to delivery. It was sweet but annoying at the same time 🙂 On the day my labour started my ex took me to the DMV to register his car and it was the quickest time spent there in recorded history! People were moving out of our way and offering us places in line as I’m standing there panting and winching. Lol, fun memories!

      • Peg says:

        DMV in labor 😂😅😄. The thing with labor it can be three hours, three days or week, once the baby is not in distress.
        If I was there I would let you have my space in line.

  21. Rachel says:

    I think they’re trying to stay flexible. They won’t know if she’s a quick laborer or a long one until they’re in it. If they announce too soon and it takes 24 hours for the baby to arrive, it could stress them out. I like that they are making space for all the first-time baby possibilities.

    • Betsy says:

      That to me seems the biggest downside to announcing when she’s in labor. It can be fast or slow and things can be going terribly wrong or completely normal and to outsiders it can look like the exact opposite of what it actually is.

  22. YankLynn says:

    Well, I’m in the now sheepish group that eyeing her cute/big belly thought she was having it first thing in April. I’m totally admitting to being a bad guesser !!

  23. SJR says:

    IMO, H&M can let us know all the details after the baby is here.

    In my pregnancy, I had the MIL from hell. MIL violated my personal space and was constantly touching my body, rubbing belly, gave me tons of advice repeatedly, etc.
    At one point, I told the Husband, explain to your Mother AGAIN. Do not handle me, ever. Hands off!

    Let them have some personal time. Marriages have 50% rate of divorcing these days.