Royals Royal Baby on the Way! See Every Photo of Meghan Markle Cradling Her Baby Bump The Duchess of Sussex is clearly excited to be a mom in the making – and she can't help but cradle her bundle every chance she gets! By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Editor, Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 2, 2018 03:16 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Meghan Markle. Photo: Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images 01 of 35 March 19 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a surprise appearance at the New Zealand House in London to sign a book of condolences for the victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch. Meghan wrote: "Our deepest condolences. We are with you." 02 of 35 March 17 Andrew Lloyd/SplashNews.com About a month before Meghan and Prince Harry welcome their own child, Harry had another role to fulfill: that of godfather to cousin Zara Tindall's daughter Lena! The pair stayed close at the baby's christening. 03 of 35 March 11 Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images The Duchess of Sussex joined her husband to meet with a group of Canadians to mark Commonwealth Day. She opted for a green coat with black floral embellishments by Erdem (headed by a Canadian fashion designer!). 04 of 35 March 11 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock The parents-to-be pulled double duty for Commonwealth Day, later heading to the service at Westminster Abbey with fellow members of the royal family. For the ceremony, Meghan changed into a cream coat over a cream print dress with a matching pillbox hat. 05 of 35 March 8 Meghan Markle. TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images Meghan celebrated International Women's Day in a big way – by joining a panel discussion hosted by King's College London alongside the likes of musician and activist Annie Lennox, model and activist Adwoa Aboah and former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard. 06 of 35 March 6 Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images The royal mom-to-be made a surprise appearance after Prince Harry "dragged" her onstage at WE Day – and she wore her "mummy" necklace! 07 of 35 March 5 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP The Duchess of Sussex told fellow attendees at a Buckingham Palace reception about her pregnancy, "We're nearly there!" 08 of 35 Feb. 25 Samir Hussein/WireImage Meghan showed off her pregnancy glow while touring a market in Morocco. 09 of 35 Feb. 25 Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock For their final day in Morocco, the parents-to-be dazzled in elegant evening wear for a visit with Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco. 10 of 35 Feb. 24 Tim P. Whitby - Pool/Getty Images The Duchess of Sussex's Morocco trip included meeting women at a boarding house for girls that encourages education. 11 of 35 Feb. 24 Arthur Edwards - Pool/Getty Images The royal mom-to-be looked regal in a bespoke dress by Dior featuring draped sleeves for a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly, and his wife at the British Residence in Rabat. 12 of 35 Feb. 23 Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Meghan and Prince arrived hand-in-hand for their three-day tour of Morocco. 13 of 35 Feb. 19 Splash News Online Meghan took her baby bump cradling overseas, keeping her hand near her stomach as she headed out in New York City, where she'll be celebrating her pregnancy with a baby shower alongside her closest friends. 14 of 35 Feb. 12 Chris Jackson/Getty Meghan and Prince Harry attended a special performance at the Natural History Museum in London of Wider Earth, where the royal mom-to-be cradled her bump over her white turtleneck dress by Calvin Klein. 15 of 35 Feb. 7 TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty She glowed while presenting at the Endeavour Fund Awards, which honors service members who have used athletics or adventure to challenge themselves as part of their recovery and rehabilitation. 16 of 35 Feb. 1 MARC GIDDINGS/AFP/Getty Stepping out for her third day in a row of engagements, the Duchess of Sussex cradled her baby bump alongside Prince Harry as they learned about the history of the Old Vic theatre during their day in Bristol. 17 of 35 Jan. 31 DAVID HARTLEY/REX/Shutterstock Meghan bundled up her belly for a chilly visit to the City University in London to meet with students and academics from the Association of Commonwealth Universities network. 18 of 35 Jan. 30 Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty The former Suits star returned to her acting roots during a visit to the National Theatre in London, one of her initial four royal patronages. She wore a monochrome blazer and dress by Brandon Maxwell for the engagement. 19 of 35 Jan. 16 Paul Grover/Shutterstock The royal mom-to-be showed off her growing belly in a sparkly navy gown for a performance of the Cirque du Soleil show Totem with Prince Harry, benefitting his charity Sentebale. 20 of 35 Jan. 16 Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Before her fancy date night, Meghan proved that she's preparing to bring another animal lover into the world! She rocked a knit dress from H&M for her visit to animal charity Mayhew. 21 of 35 Jan. 14 PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images The Duchess of Sussex dressed up her bump in a bright purple dress under a red coat for her visit to the town of Birkenhead with Prince Harry. 22 of 35 Jan. 10 Meghan chats with Patsy Wardally at Smart Works on Jan. 10. The charity provides free clothing and training to women seeking to enter the workforce. Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty The mom-to-be kept a hand close to her belly as she helped style unemployed women for job interviews at Smart Works, one of the four patronages she will back as a royal. 23 of 35 Dec. 25 Meghan Markle wearing Awon Golding, Christmas 2018. Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Meghan bundled up in a Victoria Beckham coat for the royal family's annual church outing for Christmas Day, but she wore it unbuttoned, allowing a peek at her growing bump. 24 of 35 Dec. 18 Samir Hussein/WireImage The Duchess of Sussex joked that she was feeling "very pregnant" (and "very good!") during her last public engagement before Christmas: a visit to the Brinsworth House, a nursing and care home for British entertainers run by the Royal Variety Charity. 25 of 35 Dec. 10 Meghan Markle. Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images) The royal made an unannounced appearance at the British Fashion Awards at Royal Albert Hall for a special reason: to honor her wedding dress designer – Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy – with the British Womenswear Designer of the Year award. The Duchess of Sussex was all smiles as she cradled her baby bump over her one-shoulder Givenchy black dress. 26 of 35 Nov. 21 Meghan Markle. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Meghan put on an apron (and rubbed her belly over it!), rolled up her sleeves and helped cook some vegetables and rice at the Hubb Community Kitchen. She then helped the women pack 300 meals for the local community. 27 of 35 Nov. 19 Kensington Palace/Instagram Stepping out with Prince Harry at the Royal Variety Performance in London — on the pair's six-month wedding anniversary — Meghan showed off her pregnancy glow and cradled her baby throughout the course of the evening, including her meeting with the group Take That. 28 of 35 Nov. 11 Ray Tang/LNP/REX/Shutterstock The royal parents-to-be held hands as they honored the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey. The peplum and belt details of her ensemble accentuated her bump. 29 of 35 Oct. 30 Kensington Palace/Instagram Harry proved himself to be an amazing Instagram husband, snapping a photo of his wife during the last stop on the tour, a visit to the Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua. In the impressive shot, Meghan cradles her baby bump as she stands among the massive 117-year-old Redwood trees. Photo credit is given to the "Duke of Sussex" on the Kensington Palace Instagram page, making it clear who was behind the camera. 30 of 35 Oct. 30 JASON DORDAY/AFP/Getty Images The royal parents-to-be were all smiles during their visit to Pillars, an organization in New Zealand to help children in a parent in prison. 31 of 35 Oct. 30 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Meghan continued to keep a hand on her bump as she and Harry met members of the public gathered in Auckland, New Zealand. 32 of 35 Oct. 29 Press Association via AP Images Meghan kept both hands near her belly as she and Harry toured Courtenay Creative, training facility for creative industries that provides young people with programs to excel in film and related careers, in New Zealand. 33 of 35 Oct. 23 REX/Shutterstock Meghan rocked her first evening gown of the royal tour at a state dinner in Fiji. Meghan changed into the light blue Ginkgo cape dress by Safiyaa that showed off her bump. 34 of 35 Oct. 22 Chris Jackson/Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan took a romantic stroll along the picturesque Kingfisher Bay Jetty at Fraser Island in Australia during their royal tour. The mom-to-be kept a hand gently placed on her stomach as a reminder of their new addition. 35 of 35 Oct. 19 Samir Hussein/WireImage Meghan Markle, who is expecting her first child in the spring, was completely in her element as she sweetly cradled her baby bump at Australia's famous Bondi Beach.