Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was expected to deliver her first child in early May 2019. Royal watchers are always interested in what the elite are wearing, but the fashion spotlight intensifies ahead of a wedding or birth. Here's a look at royal maternity fashion over the years.
Here, the Duke and Duchess greet British musician Grace Chatto. Chatto performed during the Commonwealth Day service on March 11, 2019.
In their Buckingham Palace best
Meghan and Harry attended a function at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London. The eight-months-pregnant duchess wore a textured, shimmery dress.
International Women's Day
The Duchess of Sussex wore a black and white dress to a panel discussion on International Women's Day in London on March 8, 2019.
Meghan wore a bright red dress when she and Prince Harry arrived at Casablanca Airport in Morocco on February 23, 2019.
A Grecian gown
While visiting Morocco in February 2019, the royal couple met influential local women at a reception hosted by the British ambassador. Meghan wore this Grecian-style column dress.
A royal audience
And Meghan wore this flowing blue gown for an audience with King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
Keeping it casual
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited equestrian stables in Rabat, Morocco. Meghan wore an army-green jacket and pants.
Walking in Rabat
The duchess was photographed admiring a local cat in Rabat. She was wearing a simple black dress with a white sweater.
Soup in stripes
Meghan looked cozy in this striped sweater when she and her husband, Prince Harry, tasted traditional Moroccan soup at a cooking demonstration in Rabat.
Boxing in Bristol
Meghan wore this playful print on a visit to a boxing charity in Bristol, England, on February 1, 2019.
All in green
The Duchess of Sussex, clad in a dark green ensemble, smiles as she's presented with baby gifts at a Commonwealth Day event in March 2019.
The duchess presented the Celebrating Excellence Award at the annual Endeavor Fund Awards. She wore this high-waisted skirt and white blouse.
She wore white
Meghan wore this white ensemble for a night at the theater in February 2019.
A sparkling bump
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attended a Cirque du Soleil performance in January 2019.
Visiting Liverpool in red
Earlier in January, the expectant parents visited a newly erected statue of poet Wilfred Owen in the Liverpool suburb of Birkenhead. Duchess Meghan wore a bright red coat and matching shoes.
Meghan wore all black with a feathered cap to the royal Christmas service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in December 2018.
All in blue
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore all blue to a service at London's St. Paul's Cathedral just two months before the birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in 2015.
A fairy tale gown
Diana, Princess of Wales, met with Elizabeth Taylor at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in March 1982. She was six months pregnant with her first child, Prince William.
A little variety
At the annual Royal Variety Performance in November 2018, Meghan opted for this sequined halter top with black pants. She was four months pregnant.
A royal baby boom
Zara Tindall is the daughter of Princess Anne, and the eldest granddaughter of the queen. She was pregnant with her first child, Mia Grace Tindall, at the Christening of Prince George of Cambridge on October 23, 2013.
Easter with the queen
Kate dressed up this simple Easter look with pearls three weeks before the birth of her youngest child, Prince Louis of Cambridge, in 2018.
A frock for spring
Kate met a dog named Henry on this visit to a Manchester primary school in 2013. The duchess wore a floral dress that spring day.
Church service style
Autumn Phillips is the wife of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne. She was six months pregnant with her youngest daughter, Isla, at a Christmas Day service in 2011. She wore a plaid coat with a fur hat and boots.
Commonwealth Day 2018
In March 2018, Kate sported this all-blue ensemble to the Commonwealth Day festivities.
Commonwealth Day 2015
Kate was pretty in pink on Commonwealth Day in 2015. She gave birth to Princess Charlotte two months later.
A smart dress at Smart Works
Meghan visited Smart Works, a UK charity that provides interview training and clothing for unemployed women, in January 2019. She had her hair pulled back to show off statement earrings.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wears a peach-hued ensemble and heels for a visit to The National Theatre in London in January 2019.
Tied with a bow
Kate wore this bright green ensemble to a symposium at the Royal Society of Medicine in March 2018. Her coat is fastened with a bow at the neck.
Princess in purple
Kate showed off her baby bump in this purple dress at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in February 2018.
Zara Tindall and husband Mike were all smiles as they arrived at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Tindall wore a festive teal coat with a matching hat.
Princess Diana wore pearls and blue silk to the premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in June 1984. She was six months pregnant with Prince Harry.
A fashion exchange
The Duchess of Cambridge, in a floral lace dress, chatted with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace in February 2018.
A tweed for spring
Kate talked with the Queen's Scouts in April 2013. She wore a tweed coat with flower-shaped buttons. She was pregnant with Prince George.
Promoting nursing worldwide
The duchess visited St. Thomas' hospital in February 2018 as a part of the launch of her "Nursing Now" campaign.
Meghan visits a nursing home
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visited the Royal Variety Charity's residential nursing and care home in December 2018.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to Prince Louis just over six weeks after this Place2Be event.
Pretty as a picture
Kate attended an exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery in February 2018. She was seven months pregnant and wore a black floral print.
A growing family
In March 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge visited Family Links, a charity that works with schools to support the mental health of students and their parents.
Visiting a maternity ward
Kate spoke to members of the maternity ward staff at Bethlem Royal Hospital in January 2018. She wore a baby blue coat for the occasion.
Kate wore this bold, spotted print when she visited art students at the Turner Contemporary gallery in March 2015. She was seven months pregnant with Princess Charlotte.
The Duchess of Cambridge aptly wore a sailboat print to the Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters. Six months pregnant with Princess Charlotte, she tried her hand at a sailing winch simulator.
An art reception
Kate gave a speech at a 2013 reception celebrating the work of the Art Room, a charity that merges art classes and therapy for children. She wore a sleeveless blue dress.
Wearing white to the Downton Abbey set
Kate paid a visit to the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios in March 2015. Princess Charlotte was born just over seven weeks later.
The Duchess of Sussex visits Mayhew
Meghan wore beige on her visit to Mayhew, an animal welfare charity in London, in January 2019.
Making magic at Warner Bros. Studios
In April 2013, Kate wore festive polka dots on a visit to the Diagon Alley set from the Harry Potter film series. She accessorized with a magic wand.
A closer look...
Here's a closer look at her outfit. She was six months pregnant with Prince George.
2015 St. Patrick's Day parade
Her ensemble was brown, but the duchess made sure to add a pop of green when attending the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in Aldershot, England.
2018 St. Patrick's Day parade
In 2018, an eight-months-pregnant Kate wore all green on St. Patrick's Day.
Visiting Sweden and Norway
Kate wore a golden silk gown on an official royal visit to Stockholm in January 2018.
Green in winter
Earlier that day, the Kate wore a green mock neck dress to the ArkDes museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
While in Sweden, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore this blue velvet dress to a reception at the Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm.
Princess in pink
Princess Diana was six months pregnant with Prince Harry when she was photographed in Windsor, England in this pink coat and matching hat.
A smart tweed dress
Prince William and Kate met with academics and therapists in Sweden to discuss the country's approach to managing mental health challenges.
Dining in Oslo
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was stunning in this white gown. She was escorted into a dinner by King Harald V of Norway at the Royal Palace in Oslo.
From formal to casual
Kate opted for something slightly less formal the following day, when she and Prince William went to watch ski jumpers from Norway's national team.
Duchess down under
Just two weeks after announcing her pregnancy, Meghan was photographed holding her belly while on a 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
A kiwi cape
While in New Zealand, Meghan was given a traditional cape to wear over her black dress.
Saying hello in Rotorua
The Duchess of Sussex wore blue to greet the public at a walkabout in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Visiting native birds
That same day, Prince Harry and Meghan saw some kiwi chicks at the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua.
Green on the red carpet
A seven-months-pregnant Kate wore this gorgeous green gown on the BAFTA red carpet in February 2018.
Kate wore a blouse, pants and beige coat when she visited wheelchair basketball players in London. She was eight months pregnant with Prince Louis.
Prince William and Kate wore hard hats and yellow vests to a bridge construction site in February 2018.
Staying warm in pink
In January 2018, the duchess wore this bright pink coat while visiting the Positive Youth Foundation in Coventry, England. The foundation works with more than 2,500 at-risk young people each year.
Orange is the new black
In April 2013, Kate wore this stylish orange coat while on a tour of a Royal Navy submarine building facility in Scotland. She was six months pregnant with Prince George.
Red poppies for Armistice Day
A four-months-pregnant Meghan was photographed in this black dress and matching beret at an Armistice Day service at Westminster Abbey. Each member of the royal family wore a remembrance poppy, as is the tradition.
Christmas at Sandringham
Zara Tindall wore this maroon ensemble to the Christmas Day service in 2013. Mia Grace Tindall was born just over three weeks later on January 17, 2014.