Meghan Markle had a life-changing year in 2018, but next year is due to be just as exciting for her. The Duchess of Sussex is welcoming her first child with husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in the new year. Before we usher in 2019, here are some predictions for Meghan’s royal year ahead.

Due Date

When the palace confirmed Britain would be expecting a new royal baby but the way of Meghan and Harry in December, it was revealed her due date was spring 2019. A specific date has not been announced by the royal family, though there is speculation she could deliver sooner than anticipated by oddsmakers, who have bet on the baby arriving in April.

During a Christmas Day appearance outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, England, one onlooker said Meghan remarked to photographer Karen Anvil that her pregnancy was nearing its end. “Meghan said she was excited, there wasn’t long left to go,” Anvil tweeted when asked about the conversation.

If Meghan does deliver in the spring, there is a wide window. Spring officially kicks off March 20 and concludes June 21.

meghan markle pregnancy update Meghan Marke, pictured with husband Prince Harry, gave fans a pregnancy update outside Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on Dec. 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Baby Names

Harry and Meghan have not addressed speculation they are expecting twins — even after rumors stated Meghan was overheard referring to her baby bump as “them”. While it appears fans will have to wait to see if the couple welcomes multiples, there have been more than enough baby names floating around ahead of the birth.

Most recently, oddsmakers have been betting big on the couple naming their baby, should it be a girl, Diana. The name, of course, would be after Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. Other female names making strides in popularity this month include Victoria, Alice, and Grace.

As for boy baby names, Albert is said to be popular among oddsmakers. Life & Style Magazine reported earlier this month that rumors suggest the pair have “narrowed it down” to two boy names: Charles, after Harry’s father, and Arthur.

While it is common for royals to choose baby names with a long history, being that Harry is so far down the line of succession for the throne, it wouldn’t be unheard of it he and Meghan changed things up by way of their baby name choice.

“We see, from the diversity of names among the Queen’s descendants, that the Queen does seem willing to allow the descendants to choose their own names,” Carolyn Harris, author of “Raising Royalty: 1,000 Years of Royal Parenting,” told Vogue Australia in October.

“The further down the line of succession, the more likely you are to have a more unique or untraditional name.”