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When Will Meghan Markle Start Maternity Leave?

Yes, Even the Royals Take Maternity Leave — Here's When Meghan Markle Is Taking Hers

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) attend a reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London on March 5, 2019. - The Queen hosted a reception to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the investiture of Britain's Prince Charles, her son, as the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles was created The Prince of Wales aged 9 on July 26th 1958 and was formally invested with the title by Her Majesty The Queen on July 1st 1969 at Caernarfon Castle. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite the fact that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have seemingly barely sat down during the last few months ‚ hello, NYC baby shower and 16-day royal tour! — the Duchess of Sussex plans to take a step back from the limelight to prepare for her April due date. According to People, Meghan plans to begin maternity leave at the end of March, and she won't be alone! Apparently, Prince Harry is also taking a few weeks off once their new bundle of joy is born.

And we're not just talking about the standard six weeks of leave. In the United Kingdom, women can take up to 52 weeks of maternity leave and are actually required to take two full weeks after they give birth — or four weeks if they work in a factory. We seriously can't wait to see the couples' new baby!

Image Source: Getty / DOMINIC LIPINSKI
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