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Is royal baby here yet? Social media posts from royal family cause momentary stir

We're still waiting on Baby Sussex, seemingly due any day now

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Don’t scare us like that, royal family!

Between @theroyalfamily’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, many people were thrown for a loop Monday morning.

For anyone who woke up only to check social media and come across baby pictures from the royal family -- you weren’t alone, if you panicked and thought, “How did I miss this news?”

In case you've been living under a rock, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child is seemingly due any day now, but we’re here to confirm that these photos had nothing to do with Baby Sussex.

Related: Royal baby announcement: What to expect and when

The images in question show Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visiting newborns in programs supported by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust that help tackle avoidable blindness in premature babies in India.

The countess is Prince Edward’s wife. In one photo, she's shown in protective clothing and a hairnet, lovingly smiling at a baby.

Needless to say, once you read the captions and wipe those groggy eyes, yes, it becomes quite apparent that this couldn’t be the newest member of the royal family.

But still, this might have been alarming, considering it’s the second false alarm in just a few days.

On Friday, an ambulance sighting near Meghan and Harry's home caused some fans to believe the Duchess of Sussex had gone into labor.

So now you might understand why the Monday photo, posted by Buckingham Palace’s official social media account, caused a momentary stir.

By the way: on Friday, the local ambulance service serving Windsor confirmed to People magazine that the vehicle spotted near Frogmore Cottage was just one of its training ambulances.

It’s unlikely Markle would require an ambulance.

h/t People


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