Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their new bundle of joy to arrive in April, but many are wondering when she will take a break from her busy schedule and start her maternity leave.
Markle has made many appearances lately, but she will more than likely take her maternity leave in late March, according to People.
Although her due date is approaching, the Duchess of Sussex is working and traveling across the world. Not only has she been working with her first four royal patronages and making appearances with Prince Harry, but she has also been traveling around the world.
In February, Markle traveled from New York City for her baby shower, London and Morocco.
The site reports when the royal couple’s newborn child arrives, Prince Harry will probably take a few weeks off.
In the U.K, eligible employees are able to take up to 52 weeks of maternity leave. New fathers are also eligible for one or two weeks of paternity leave.
Kate Middleton dealt with maternity leave differently for all three of her children. With her most recent child, she made public appearances up until a month before Prince Louis was born. She started her maternity leave on March 22, 2018, and Prince Louis was born on April 23.
Maybe Markle will follow a similar process.
For now, she is set to make an appearance for International Women’s day on Friday. Markel will be participating in a panel discussion at King’s College London along with other panelists including music icon and activist, Annie Lennox, model and activist, Adwoa Aboah and former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard.
On Monday, the Duchess of Sussex will appear with other members of the royal family at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. She and Prince Harry will be attending a Commonwealth Day event at Canada House on that day as well.