Harry and Meghan Instagram alerts give royal fans the jitters
Royal fans were left sweating in anticipation after they thought a Duke and Duchess of Sussex Instagram post was news about the impending royal birth.
Meghan and Harry’s official account was updated with pictures of the couple to mark the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth.
But some fans, who have alerts notifying them about new posts on the @sussexroyal account, were feeling decidedly jittery.
One message said: “I think it’s time I turn my notification off, I can’t take the mini ‘heart attack’ any more.”
Another said: “You know you’re making us jump every time you post!”
The duchess is due to give birth any day now but husband Harry felt able to attend an Anzac Day service in London with the Duchess of Cambridge on Thursday.
American former actress Meghan is likely to be at home in the couple’s newly refurbished Frogmore Cottage in the sanctuary of the Windsor Estate.
The duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, is said to have flown from Los Angeles to stay with the couple as they await the birth of the baby, which will be Doria’s first grandchild and an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen.
Ladbrokes are offering odds of 7-2 that the royal baby will be born on Saturday or Sunday.
Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: “All eyes are on when and where Meghan Markle will give birth and the latest odds suggest it could be as early as this weekend.”
The Instagram post featured some pictures from the duke and duchess’s Commonwealth tour of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific last year.
Among them was the moment the couple met five-year-old Luke Vincent, who tugged on Harry’s beard before giving him a hug in the Australian city of Dubbo.