All the Subtle Clues You Probably Missed That Meghan Markle Was Pregnant
SHE CHANGED UP HER HAIR
One way to draw attention away from your belly? Change up your hair!
In September, Meghan pulled this move by wearing her hair — which she normally wears in a bouncy blowout or a low bun — straight with some fresh layers two days in a row, both at the Coach Core Awards and her first solo outing as a royal for the opening of an art exhibit.
And it's a page out of her sister-in-law Kate Middleton's royal book. The mom of three typically gets bangs soon before she announces a pregnancy.
MEGHAN OPTED FOR BULKY CLOTHING
For Princess Eugenie's royal wedding on October 12, she wore an oversized navy coat by Givenchy (her wedding dress designer!). She's also been sticking to more billowing clothing, ruffled dresses and other structured jackets.
Even if she was starting to show, nobody would be able to tell under clothes like that.
SHE RECEIVED A VISIT FROM MOM
Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, flew in from L.A. in September to support her daughter at the Kensington Palace celebration to mark the publication of Together: Our Community Cookbook. In addition to supporting her daughter for her first royal initiative, she was helping through the early stages of her pregnancy!
HARRY SOLD HIS CAR
AMPED UP PDA
Meghan and Harry have always been adorably affectionate with each other, but there's been even more affection in recent weeks. During a visit to the WellChild Awards in September, Harry lovingly rubbed Meghan's back. The royal couple also clasped hands as they did their royal walkabout and greeted locals in Sussex before sitting side-by-side on the couch, holding hands, at the Joff Youth Centre. Looking back, it's clear that they had a secret that made it hard to keep their hands off each other!
MEGHAN'S RECENT TRIP TO TORONTO
Meghan took some time in August to quietly visit her good pal Jessica Mulroney in Toronto. For the secret trip, the Duchess of Sussex flew commercial round-trip for a three-day getaway, according to ABC News.
"Meghan spent three days holed up at Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben's home in Toronto," ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie reported, adding that Meghan and Mulroney "spent their days catching up, cooking together and, of course, playing with Jessica's children, who love their 'Auntie Meg.' "
Perhaps she had some good news to share while she was there!
MEGHAN'S CAREFUL PURSE PLACEMENT
Whether consciously or subconsciously, Meghan has been using her clutches (or a good prop, like flowers) to keep her belly hidden. Now we know why!