Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle cradled her baby bump more than usual while at an event this week. Pictured: Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community' Cookbook are making a difference at Al Manaar, North Kensington on November 21, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Jack Taylor

Meghan Markle always cradles her growing baby bump in public, and an expert has revealed why she has this habit.

While speaking with Daily Mail, Liz Halliday, the deputy head of midwifery at Private Midwives, said that Markle appears to be more protective of her unborn child when she’s out in public. This is the main reason why she cradles her baby bump more than usual.

“Mothers may feel that stroking their bump calms the baby in some situations and during public events, Meghan may be either consciously or subconsciously attempting to do this,” she said.

Katherine Graves, the founder of KG Hypnobirthing, also said that the Duchess of Sussex is practicing a responsive and natural parenting technique by touching, speaking and cradling her baby bump. Doing this is beneficial to her baby.

In related news, Prince Harry’s wife was last seen cradling her baby bump at an event held at the Royal Albert Hall. The 37-year-old former actress presented an award to her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller. She also gave a speech in front of the crowd.

“It’s such a pleasure to be here, celebrating British fashion and British designers, in my new home in the UK,” she said.

Markle was photographed wearing a one-shouldered black Givenchy gown that showed off her growing baby bump. She was also seen touching her bump a couple of times throughout the night.

The “Suits” alum is scheduled to give birth to her first child in the spring of 2019. There are some predictions that she will welcome a baby girl sometime in May. However, Markle’s recent appearance at a Christmas party led bookies and royal fans to believe that she will give birth much earlier.

According to Ladbrokes, odds for a March baby are now at 4/5. An April delivery is even, and a May delivery is at 10/1. The bookies are also convinced that Markle may give birth on Brexit Day, which on March 29.

“March 29th could be a huge day for the country in more ways than one. In recent photos of the Duchess, it looks like her bump has ‘popped,’ and punters now reckon the latest addition to the royal family could be a March baby rather than April,” Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes told Express.