s the nation awaits the arrival of Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, the Prince has taken a trip to the capital to surprise this year’s runners.
The Duke and Duchess are expecting their child to arrive any moment to the excitement of royal baby watchers.
However, the Prince’s appearance at the race appears to quash rumours that the American actress will be giving birth today.
Harry was at the event to meet volunteers, watch the runners and present medals to the marathon and wheelchair winners, including victors in the World Para Athletics World Championship Marathon.
The 34-year-old Prince traditionally cheers on runners every year, and in a video message to runners said: “The London Marathon is an extraordinary force for good.”
His appearance was not announced prior to the marathon but it is understood that he had always planned to go.
“The London Marathon is an extraordinary force for good.”
Speculation over Meghan’s due date, which was believed to be in late April or early May, has been rampant.
The couple are currently living in Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate as the nation eagerly awaits the birth of the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.
Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, 62, has flown in from Los Angeles to be with her at the cottage and be at her side for the birth.
Sources say Meghan is keen for a home birth, with royal officials pushing for her to be taken to the safer confines of a hospital.
It has been reported that due to the pregnancy, Meghan and Harry were not able to attend the wedding of actor Idris Elba and model Sabrina Dhowre in Marrakech, Morocco.