Meghan Markle shows no signs of slowing down as pregnant Duchess holds SECRET MEETING

The Duchess of Sussex had a secret meeting with Dr Joanna Newman at Kensington Palace on Tuesday, according to the Court Circular. Dr Newman is chief executive and secretary general of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, one of Meghan’s royal patronages which were announced in January. No further details of the engagement have been revealed.

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It comes weeks before Meghan is due to give birth to her and Prince Harry’s first child.

The tot is due to arrive in April or May but Meghan is clearly not ready to start her maternity leave quite yet.

On Monday she stepped out for two royal engagements, showing off her blossoming baby bump.

Meghan was joined by Harry for a trip to Canada House to meet young Canadians in London who are forging ahead in the fields of fashion, tech entrepreneurship, business and the arts.

Pregnant Meghan had a secret meeting at Kensington Palace on Tuesday (Image: GETTY)

Meghan is showing no signs of slowing down despite being eight months pregnant (Image: GETTY)

The royal couple – who wed last May – later attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey along with a number of other senior royals including the Queen, Prince William and Kate.

Last Friday, Meghan said her bump was treating her “very well” as she attended a panel discussion to mark International Women’s Day.

Ahead of the birth, Meghan and Harry are moving to Frogmore Cottage, their new home in Windsor.

When the baby is born the former actress could even end her long-running family feud, according to an insider.

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Meghan has been embroiled in a very public row with her father Thomas Markle and her half-sister Samantha Markle since her royal wedding.

An insider told the Daily Mail: “Meghan understands the pressures of intense media scrutiny and she is saddened by what her family have had to endure.

“She plans to extend an olive branch to the family and invite them to visit after the baby is born – her sister included.

“Meghan hopes and prays that the baby will bring her family back together.”

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