Prince William might miss the birth of his niece or nephew for a very sad reason

Prince William might miss the birth of his niece or nephew, and it's for a very sad reason.

Meghan is a few weeks away from giving birth, and we’re sure the Cambridges are even more excited than royal fans for the arrival of baby Sussex.

However, it seems that William might actually not be around to lend a supportive shoulder to his brother on the day he becomes a dad, and it’s all because of royal business.

The dad-of-three is travelling to New Zealand to represent the Queen in honouring the victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, and the timing of his trip could mean he misses Meghan and Harry’s big day.

While an exact date has not yet been announced for his trip – or Meghan’s due date – it seems that they’re both scheduled for the same time.

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Meghan is thought to be giving birth in late April, based on what she told well-wishers at a royal event in January, and that’s also when William will be heading to New Zealand.

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The trip announcement read: ‘His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge will visit New Zealand on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to honour the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack.

‘The visit in late April will be made at the request of the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

‘The Duke will meet with those affected by the attack and will pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity that the people of New Zealand have displayed in recent weeks.’

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But even if William is away on the big day, we bet he will be rushing back to meet his niece or nephew.

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