4 Sure Signs Baby Sussex Will Be Born This Weekend

The royal bundle of joy is due any second.

Baby Sussex Birth is imminent, photo of Meghan Markle smiling amidst crowd

Royal watchers are on pins and needles awaiting the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first child. (The word in London is the Duchess of Sussex is four days past her due date!) While the week has been filled with countless stories and rumors that Baby Sussex has already arrived, Palace insiders insist the child has yet to be born. But that all may change in a matter of hours. Here are four definitive signs that Meghan and Harry's bundle of joy will be born this weekend.

The Queen has arrived in Windsor.

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The Sun is reporting that Her Majesty was spotted arriving at Windsor Castle in a car with what appeared to be pink blankets. (It's worth noting, however, that she travels with blankets to ward off the U.K. chill.)

According to the paper's reporting, bystander Tamoor Ali spotted the monarch's Bentley being escorted by a police motorcade through Windsor. That means there are big (or little) doings afoot.

A media bigwig is on the way over from New York.

Gayle King
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The royals' newly-minted close friend Gayle King announced on Friday morning that she is flying across the pond to report on the royals. King, who was recently named to Time's 100 Most Influential People list, wrote on Instagram: "Flying to the UK to shoot stuff for prime time Royal special." The big question: Will Oprah Winfrey join her?

Royal bookmakers have suspended betting.

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Bookmakers, who are convinced the royal baby is a girl, have stopped taking bets on the date and time of birth.

A spokesperson for bookmaker Paddy Power told The Sun: "We've suspended betting on which day Harry and Meghan's baby will arrive following a huge increase in wagers … which indicate to us that someone knows something—and perhaps the child is already born. That, combined with the rumours and speculation has us convinced that the royal arrival has already happened and if the betting is anything to go by, it's almost certainly a baby girl."

Meghan's make-up artist has dropped everything to be with her.

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The Duchess of Sussex's trusted—and chatty—make-up artist, Daniel Martin, has cleared his schedule to be with the royal mother-to-be, according to a close friend. The make-up artist, who was responsible for Meghan's wedding day look and attended her baby shower in New York City, has reportedly jetted off to London. His friend, Deepica Mutuala, posted an Instagram story last night revealing that Martin "went from being on stage with Diana Ross to London…"

Even if the duchess isn't planning a photo call right after the birth, we're sure she wants to be camera-ready for whatever family snapshots she does take. And for more on those highly anticipated Baby Sussex pictures, check out Here's Where the First Photos of Baby Sussex Will Likely Appear.

Diane Clehane is a New York-based journalist and author of Imagining Diana and Diana: The Secrets of Her Style.

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