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No more royal engagements for Meghan until she gives birth

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. Credit: Richard Pohle/The Times/PA

The Duchess of Sussex won't carry out any more official royal duties until she gives birth.

It means the next time Meghan will be photographed will be with the new baby.

However, the Duchess is not yet on maternity leave as she is continuing to hold meetings and carry out private work with her team inside Kensington Palace.

A due date for Baby Sussex has never been announced although Meghan told crowds in Birkenhead in January that she was due in 'April or May'.

Meghan with the royals on her final public engagement before the arrival of Baby Sussex. Credit: Richard Pohle/The Times/PA

Kensington Palace says that Meghan's last public engagement was earlier this week when she attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey with the Queen.

She also visited Canada House on Monday with Prince Harry to celebrate the role of Canadians who live in the UK.

There are no more public engagements planned for her.

Prince Harry will continue to be seen in public. He attended a conference on veterans' mental health on Thursday morning.

The Court Circular, the official record of the Royal Family's engagements, shows that Meghan had private meetings this week with the Royal National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

She is Patron of both organisations.

We still don't know where Harry and Meghan have chosen to have their baby.

Harry's brother and sister-in-law, William and Kate, chose to have all three of their children at the Lindo Wing, the private maternity ward of St Mary's hospital in Paddington.

The Sussexes, however, were hoping to have moved to their new residence, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, before the baby so the Lindo Wing would be much less convenient for them.

William and Kate introduced newborn son, Prince Louis, outside the Lindo Wing in April last year. Credit: PA

Harry's aunt, the Countess of Wessex, had both of her children, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, at Frimley Park hospital in Surrey.

It is closer to Windsor than central London but there is no private wing at that hospital.

The withdrawal by Meghan from public duties six weeks before her due date might also suggest the couple are planning to make the move to Frogmore in the next few weeks.

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