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9 Clues You Probably Missed That Meghan Markle Was Pregnant

Meghan's fashion choices are big clues.

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Meghan’s recent haircut

Three weeks ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made an appearance at the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University. Instead of sporting her usual curly hairstyle or bun, Meghan had a pin straight layered do—a style she hasn’t worn since before her wedding to Prince Harry, Cosmopolitan reports. This is one clue that Meghan was expecting. According to a political reporter for the London Evening Standard, the pattern is that the Duchess of Cambridge changes her hairstyle right before announcing a pregnancy, so people concentrate on her head. It looks like Markle followed a similar pattern as her sister-in-law, too. This is why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby won’t get a royal title.

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Renovations at Adelaide Cottage

Adelaide Cottage, the home gifted to Meghan and Prince Harry by Queen Elizabeth II, was reportedly under renovation in late August, according to Mirror. The cottage, located in the 655-acre Home Park at Windsor, is to be the full-time home of the couple, per OK!Magazine. The renovation plans included two nurseries with “plenty of space” for Meghan’s mom to stay and help when the baby arrives, OK! Magazine also reported.

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Meghan spent quality time with family and friends across the pond

In August, Meghan went on a solo trip home to Toronto visiting her best friend, Jessica Mulroney and apparently her mother, Doria Ragland, too, Marie Claire reports. Timing-wise, this impromptu in-person visit points to Meghan’s pregnancy news—and her probable desire to fill-in her friends and family in person. These are 15 of the most bizarre perks of the royal family.

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Meghan’s outfit for Princess Eugenie’s wedding

Meghan’s style is always refreshing and highly discussed. In this case, it was also telling of her pregnancy. She wore a roomy, navy blue outfit to Princess Eugenie’s wedding. Body language expert Judi James told the Mirror that Meghan typically prefers sleek styling instead. So the open lower buttons on the navy coat she sported at the Princess Eugenie’s wedding were a big pregnancy clue.

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Meghan’s ruffle dress

Another fashion statement Meghan made in September also hinted at her pregnancy. Again, Meghan usually wears clothes with more structure, so the blue Jason Wu ruffle dress she wore to the 100 Days of Peace gala was definitely out of place—and likely hiding a tiny baby bump. Here are 11 ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding made history.

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Meghan’s clutch

Meghan and Prince Harry attended their friend Charlie van Straubenzee’s wedding in August. The Duchess wore a lose, pleated skirt with a clutch handbag that she conveniently held over her stomach. Don’t miss these 21, candid, rarely seen photos of the royal family.

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Prince Harry sold his sports car

Prince Harry put his old Audi for sale on Auto Trader in August, the BBC reports. Speculation ensued that the Prince was looking for a bigger, family car. Here are 18 etiquette rules everyone in the royal family must follow.

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Prince Harry’s body language

James also noticed Prince Harry’s body language at Princess Eugenie’s wedding. He placed his hand on Meghan’s back, a public display of affection that soon-to-be fathers do as they go into caring and protection mode, James says. Plus, there is a photo of Prince Harry and Meghan chatting with Queen Elizabeth II at the wedding. In the image, Prince Harry has his hand over his stomach—possibly mirroring Meghan’s pregnancy. This might have reportedly been the moment the couple revealed their pregnancy since the couple apparently told close family at the wedding reception, per the Daily Mail.

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Meghan’s purple folders

Meghan and Prince Harry arrived in Sydney, Australia for their royal tour on the same day as the official pregnancy announcement. The Duchess suspiciously carried her own purple folders right in front of her stomach. They are either a convenient prop, or Meghan really likes organization. Next, check out the 14 royal pregnancy rules Meghan Markle will have to follow.

Emily DiNuzzo
Emily DiNuzzo is an associate editor at The Healthy and a former assistant staff writer at Reader's Digest. Her work has appeared online at the Food Network and Well + Good and in print at Westchester Magazine, and more. When she's not writing about food and health with a cuppa by her side, you can find her lifting heavy things at the gym, listening to murder mystery podcasts, and liking one too many astrology memes.