While the nation has been on tenterhooks since the beginning of April – the month it was reported the Duchess is due – her long-time friend Daniel Martin may now have given the biggest hint yet as to Baby Sussex’s expected date of arrival.
This prompted furious speculation that the beauty pro had flown into the city in preparation for applying Meghan’s makeup following the birth of her first child.
But he has since sent the rumor mill into further overdrive after stating on Instagram that he plans to be home in New York by May 5.
Meghan Markle’s makeup artist sent the rumor mill into overdrive with speculation about when the Duchess, pictured in London in March, is going to give birth with a simple Instagram post
Beauty pro Daniel Martin (pictured) is Meghan’s long-time friend and is thought to have flown to London ahead of the birth so he is ready to work with the royal after the baby arrives
The New Yorker revealed on Instagram that he plans to be back in the Big Apple by May 5 for an event – prompting furious speculation that Meghan is going to give birth before then
It seems Daniel may have answered the question on everyone’s lips – without even realizing.
The one comment has caused much excitement among fans of the couple, with many interpreting it to mean the mother-to-be would have given birth by then.
In a post to his 124,000 followers, which was intended just to plug his make up show, he wrote: ‘I’m very excited to share that I’ll be making my first ever main stage appearance @themakeupshow on Sunday, May 5th from 10am-11:30am.
‘I’ll be sharing my journey, doing makeup, tips and tricks and spilling the tea on some of my favorite products in my kit!’
Daniel, who is pictured in September 2013 at New York Fashion Week, has been working with Meghan for years, and even attended her baby shower in the Big Apple in February
Yesterday we reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s determination to keep the birth of their baby as private as possible is fuelling rumours that Meghan might already have given birth. Pictured: the parents-to-be leaving Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day on 11 March
But the parents-to-be posted on their Instagram site that they plan on celebrating the birth of their baby in private – before releasing the news to the public.
In a statement released last week, Buckingham Palace confirmed their wish and said: ‘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.’
Just yesterday former royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter, 79, shut down rumours that Meghan had already given birth.
He appeared on Australian show Today Extra, where he discussed several piece of gossip regarding Baby Sussex on Sunday.
‘If you believe that, you’d believe anything,’ he said. ‘We’ll know in due course when the baby is born. Harry and Meghan made it very clear the birth is going to be private.’
Daniel (above) may have answered the question on every royal fan’s lips – without even realizing. Pictured backstage at the Chadwick Bell fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Hosfelt Gallery on September 6, 2013 in New York