Why Meghan may take an early break from her maternity leave this summer

Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are happily ensconced in their Windsor home with new baby Archie at the moment, after welcoming him to the family just three weeks ago.

And while Prince Harry has been out and about at royal engagements since the birth of his baby son, Meghan has been, understandably, keeping out of the public eye, at Frogmore Cottage, their new, private abode.

The Duchess of Sussex is of course on maternity leave, and it is thought she will be taking at least a couple of months off royal duties as she adjusts to motherhood.

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But it seems we may see Meghan sooner than we thought, for an important royal family event this summer.

Some royal fans are speculating that the Duchess may take a short break from her maternity leave to attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony on 8th June.

The annual event, which sees almost all members of the family turn out at Buckingham Palace, is held to mark the Queen's official birthday on that day.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event shortly after she gave birth to Prince Louis on 23rd April 2018, and plenty of royal fans are hoping that Meghan will follow suit, emerging back into public life just over a month after welcoming baby Archie.

She attended the important ceremony last year for the first time, appearing with Harry behing the Cambridges on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

However, the Duchess of Sussexes appearance hasn't been confirmed. And, even if she doesn't attend the day, there will be plenty of royals there to help the Queen celebrate.

It's likely that Prince Harry will take part in the carriage procession and balcony appearance, as will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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It's also thought that Catherine and William's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will again appear on the balcony to wave to the crowds below, as they did last year.

However, with their youngest, Prince Louis, being just one years old, it's unclear whether he'll take part or stay behind with the Cambridges trusted nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.