Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

Harry cancels part of Dutch visit – as baby fever grows

The Duke of Sussex will still visit The Hague next week.

The Duke of Sussex has postponed part of his visit to Holland (Paul Harding/PA)
The Duke of Sussex has postponed part of his visit to Holland (Paul Harding/PA)

Royal fans have been left pondering if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby is overdue after Harry postponed part of a visit to Holland.

His trip to Amsterdam on May 8 will be rescheduled for a later date due to “logistical planning” concerns for the press covering royal events next week.

But his planned trip to The Hague on May 9 will still go ahead, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said.

bpanews_65635943-14ad-4dc5-afdb-8092a437ecb9_embedded242071721
Royal fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Meghan and Harry’s baby (Chris Jackson/PA)

With wife Meghan due to give birth any day now, there has been speculation about whether the visit, announced on Wednesday, would go ahead.

The palace said in a statement: “Due to the logistical planning for the travelling press to cover visits and engagements by the royal family, we have taken the decision to postpone the Duke of Sussex’s scheduled visit to Amsterdam on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

“The Duke is currently scheduled to travel to The Hague on Thursday 9th May for the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 as planned.”

The Invictus Games is a sporting event for injured servicemen and women and veterans founded by the duke.

Royal fans are on tenterhooks waiting for any news of the royal birth.

Meghan gave a clue about her due date when she told a well-wisher, during a visit to Birkenhead in January, that her baby was due at the end of April and beginning of May.

Next week is a busy period for senior members of the Royal Family, with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall undertaking a four-day tour of Germany beginning on Tuesday.

bpanews_65635943-14ad-4dc5-afdb-8092a437ecb9_embedded242238567
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to visit Germany next week (Chris Jackson/PA)

Charles is to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel while in Berlin.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending the day in North Wales on May 8, and will visit the Caernarfon Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Base and travel to Anglesey to visit the local business Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt.

PA

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph