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Friday 18 October 2019

Prince Harry delays Dutch trip with wife Meghan due to give birth

Harry and Meghan. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via REUTERS
Harry and Meghan. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via REUTERS

Kate Holton and David Milliken

Britain's Prince Harry, whose wife Meghan is due to give birth, will delay a trip to the Netherlands by one day until May 9, cancelling engagements planned in Amsterdam for the previous day, a palace official said on Friday.

"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," a palace official said in a statement to media.

Harry remains scheduled to travel to the Hague on May 9 to open his sporting event for disabled military veterans, the palace added.

British media earlier reported that the trip to the Netherlands had been cancelled.

Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace released a statement on behalf of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about their decision to keep the birth private.

“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,” it read.

“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.”

Reuters

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