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Saturday 20th April 2019

Bookies slash odds on Harry and Meghan’s baby being born this weekend

The royal baby is expected to arrive very soon

The world is patiently waiting for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to welcome their first child.

Baby Sussex is set to arrive any day now and bookies have slashed odds on Meghan giving birth this weekend - making he or she an Easter baby.

Bookies Ladbrokes has dropped the odds to 3/1 that the royal baby will arrive some point between Friday (April 19) and Monday (April 22).

Bookies Ladbrokes has dropped the odds to 3/1 that the royal baby will arrive this Easter weekend (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Read more: Harry and Meghan ‘to share first photo of their baby on Instagram’

Jessica Bridge, a spokeswoman for the company, told The Sun: "Royal fans would love a double celebration over the Easter weekend with Her Majesty's birthday on Sunday, and potentially Baby Sussex arriving as well.

"Punters are still convinced the Duke and Duchess will be welcoming a little girl into the world."

If Meghan and Harry's baby is born on Sunday, he or she will share a birthday with the Queen, who will turn 93 on April 21.

It was recently reported that Meghan is not planning to pose with her newborn baby on the hospital steps like Kate Middleton and Princess Diana did.

Meghan is reportedly not planning to pose with her newborn baby on the hospital steps (Credit: Splashnews.com)

The couple later revealed they will not announce the birth of their first child straight away, as they would like time to "celebrate privately".

The joint statement read: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.

Punters are still convinced the Duke and Duchess will be welcoming a little girl into the world.

"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.

"The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."

Earlier this month, it was suggested that Meghan and Harry could announce their baby's birth on their Instagram - which they launched on April 2.

It was recently suggested that Meghan and Harry could announce their baby's birth on their Instagram (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Read more: Duke and Duchess of Sussex give unborn baby nickname in Instagram post

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams predicted Meghan and Harry will unveil their newborn daughter or son to the world by posting a snap on the social media site.

He told The Sun: "There will be a huge demand for photos and it may well be no coincidence that they have just opened an Instagram account. The birth of Baby Sussex will be a global event.

"If there is no pose outside the hospital the couple, on this most personal of occasions, they will be sure to send photos to the millions awaiting them.

"It’s worth remembering they are a celebrity power couple and we know how significant they are in the royal family."

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