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A look at Meghan Markle's best baby bump photos ahead of her maternity leave

15/03/2019

Even though Meghan Markle is not on official maternity leave yet, she is stepping away from the limelight.

Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duchess has no public engagements scheduled for the remainder of March.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart from Birkenhead Town Hall on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images) She will, however, keep pace with her busy schedule, but it will be behind closed doors. A source close to the Duchess told People:

There are plenty of private meetings taking place. If she is to do something public, it would be announced, but there are none that are scheduled.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend an Investiture for Michael McHugo the founder of Education for All', where he received an MBE, during their visit to the original Education For All' boarding house in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains on the second day of their tour of Morocco. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images RealTime Images Her last public appearance was the Commonwealth Celebrations at Canada House and Westminster Abbey.

Meghan and Kate Middleton made headlines for their warm embrace, putting rumours of a Royal feud to an end.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (2R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (CL) walk with Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Janice Charette (2L) as they leave from Canada House, the offices of the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, after attending an event to mark Commonwealth Day, in central London, on 11 March 2019. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. Photo: AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas Working behind the scenes Royal sources confirm that she already attended a private meeting at Kensington Palace with executives Rufus Norris and Lisa Burger from the National Theatre.

The Duchess of Sussex during a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco at the British Residence in Rabat on the second day of her tour of Morocco with the Duke of Sussex. PA Wire/PA Images RealTime Images The chances are good that we won't see Meghan again until after she's given birth. Meghan is eight months pregnant, and the arrival of the Royal tot is expected in April.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports in Rabat on the third day of their tour of Morocco. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images RealTime Images New home, new baby, new beginnings Meghan and Prince Harry are also on track to move to their new home, Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, before the Royal tot arrives.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a visit to a social entrepreneurs event and market at the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat on the third day of their tour of Morocco. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images If Meghan follows in Kate's footsteps, she might only resume her Royal duties in October. Kate took six months off from public engagements after she gave birth to Prince Louis back in 2018.

Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrives to view the gala performance of The Wider Earth at the Natural History Museum in London on February 12, 2019. The Duke and Duchess viewed the he Wider Earth is a theatrical production about the young Charles Darwin's expedition on HMS Beagle. Heathcliff O'Malley / POOL / AFP Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe explained at the time that Kate was free to pick and choose which Royal engagements she wanted to attend.

She did, however, make an appearance at Meghan's wedding in May, but that counts as a family affair, not a royal duty.

The Duchess of Sussex leaves after a visit to Mayhew, an animal welfare charity she is now supporting as patron, at its offices in north-west London. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images RealTime Images The Duchess of Sussex leaves after a visit to Mayhew, an animal welfare charity she is now supporting as patron, at its offices in north-west London. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images RealTime Images The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of Sussex arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. The Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex are seen on a visit to the University of the South Pacific campus in Suva on day two of their official tour to Fiji. Photo: Vantagenews.com / RealTimeImages Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visit Lyc e Qualifiant Grand Atlas and meet students and teachers in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, on 24 February 2019. Photo credit: MEGA/James Whatling

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