And the lack of solid news has encouraged people to make up their own narratives about the continued non-appearance of Baby Sussex.
Not unreasonably, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have tried to preserve some level of privacy around the impending both of their first child.
For any parent, no matter how well-attended they are, it’s a worrying as well as a joyful time and having strangers poking around in their business would be as upsetting as it would be unwelcome.
But that really hasn’t stopped people coming up with their own narratives in the absence of any solid information.
“I think that Meghan Markle might be a sleeper agent for the U.S. government.”
There are some who don’t believe that there is a baby at all.
For example Twitter user ‘Yohana’ who says “Meghan. Lol. We all know it’s fake.
“First your due date fluctuates by MONTHS, then your “baby bump” moves directions, sizes & shapes in DAYS, and then it disappears altogether. We’re not idiots and we’re on to you.”
Quite why the Royal couple would fake a pregnancy is unclear, although some social media detectives think it’s part of a plan to cover up alleged infidelity on the part of Harry’s older brother Prince William.
Then there are others who are convinced that there is a baby, and indeed it has long been planned as part of a Machiavellian plot to help the UK re-annex the United States.
Greg Pollowitz summed this line of thinking up back in 2017 when he tweeted: “Prince Harry’s kids will be Americans. What if one grows up to be president and is in line for the throne at the same time?
“Brits are playing long-ball here, but it’s a smart move. They want America back and this is how they’ll do it.”
Avengers actor Paul Bettany sent this whole idea up with a throwaway on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show when he said: “I think that Meghan Markle might be a sleeper agent for the US government.
“The dad doing the photos thing, it’s like a false-flag event, I think the C.I.A.’s involved — everybody. I think Piers Morgan’s involved.”
Then, stepping out onto the wilder fringes of conspiracy hysteria, you have the likes of David Icke maintaining that the Royal Family are hybrid creatures created by a centuries-long breeding program between mankind and humanoid reptiles from another planet.
A theory that collapses when you realise how notoriously stingy HM The Queen is with her central heating.
Any self-respecting lizard would have the thermostat locked on 22º.
The simple truth is that, like all babies – especially first babies – Baby Sussex will arrive when they’re ready.
This Palace statement should be the last word on the subject: “Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The duke and duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
But it won’t be.