The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan has gone into labour with her first child, according to media reports.

It follows weeks of speculation about when Meghan, 37, might give birth – but no details have been given about where she is having her baby.

The pregnancy was announced in October, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their first major overseas tour of Australia and New Zealand, and they were expecting the baby to arrive in the spring.

During a visit to Birkenhead in January, Meghan told a crowd of women during a walkabout that the new royal was due in April or May.

While there, she also said she liked the idea of Amy as a name when a young girl suggested it to her – but popular picks according to the bookmakers are Victoria, Diana, Arthur and James.

Just a few weeks ago, the duke and duchess announced they wanted to keep the arrival of their first child as private as possible.

The decision to keep the details private has been seen as a break from tradition.

Princess Diana had her William and Harry at the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London, and the Duchess of Cambridge had all three of her children there, too.

Kate emerged on each occasion with the baby in her arms, but Harry and Meghan have indicated that they would like to keep the fanfare to a minimum.

News of the birth – including whether the baby is a boy or girl – will come later from Buckingham Palace, but further details will probably not arrive for several days.

It is anticipated that Harry and Meghan will eventually pose for official photographs with their new child, but that is likely to be several days after the baby is born.

Credit: Sky News

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