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Duchess Meghan holds a secret meeting ahead of taking her maternity leave

She’s not putting her feet up just yet!

Baby Sussex is all but a few weeks away, but Duchess Meghan is showing no signs of slowing down just yet, as she attended a private engagement on Tuesday.
As Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the mother-to-be met with the association, chief executive and secretary general, Dr Joanna Newman.
The private meeting comes the day after the Duchess of Sussex stepped out with her blossoming baby bump on show, accompanying Prince Harry to a Commonwealth Day celebration at Canada House, before joining other members of the royal family at a service at Westminster Abbey.
Throughout her pregnancy the Duchess of Sussex has had a busy slew of royal engagements, including a recent three-day royal visit to Morocco with Prince Harry. (Image: Getty)
The glowing 37-year-old looking absolutely radiant, opting for two different outfits for the separate royal engagements – an intricately embroidered bespoke dress and coat by Erdem and a chic white dress by Victoria Beckham which she paired with a white coat and pillbox hat.
The Erdem outfit had a particularly sweet connection to the Duchess' mother, Doria Ragland, as the name of the embroidery on the coat and dress is often referred to as "Doria beaded rose embroidery".
The glowing heavily-pregnant Duchess opted for a gorgeous green Erdem dress and coat and chic white dress by Victoria Beckham for her two royal engagements on Commonwealth Day. (Images: Getty)
While it's been suggested that Meghan's appearance on Commonwealth Day will be her final public engagement before the baby's arrival, Baby Sussex is not expected to arrive until late April or early May.
If she chooses to follow in the footsteps of her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan will plan to take maternity leave one month before the baby is due, which means she's likely to go on maternity leave at the end of March.
Last year when Kate was pregnant with Prince Louis she undertook her final engagement on March 22 for a Team SportsAid event, giving birth to her third child one month later on April 23.
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of the spotlight about a month before her due date for all three of her children. (Image: Getty)
Ahead of the birth of their first child Meghan and Prince Harry will be set to move into their first family home, Frogmore Cottage at Windsor.
The Cottage has been undergoing extensive renovations, with the royal couple recruiting renowned interior designer Vicky Charles of Soho House fame.
The revamp has been reported to include a yoga studio, an eco boiler worth an estimated £50,000 (NZD $94,200) and a gender-neutral, eco-friendly nursery complete with vegan paint.
The countdown well and truly on for the exciting arrival of Baby Sussex, we can't wait to find out if we're getting a new prince or princess.