Don’t scare us like that, royal family!
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?”
I was so thrilled to see the work supported by @qejubileetrust in action today screening & saving premature babies’ sight from Retinopathy of Prematurity. Congratulations to @MoHFW_INDIA, @thePHFI & the Trust for creating this remarkable legacy for the people of India.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 29, 2019
- Sophie pic.twitter.com/INV7L3qb0a
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.
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.
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The Countess of Wessex is in India to see how programmes supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust are tackling avoidable blindness in babies born prematurely in India. It is The Countess’s final overseas tour in her role as Vice-Patron of @qejubileetrust. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially avoidable eye condition that exclusively affects premature babies. Without treatment it can cause irreversible blindness. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust are working with the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Foundation of India to deliver vital care to detect and treat ROP in premature babies across the country.
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.
is that the royal baby from Harry? What about the Baby, is it still not born yet.— Gundi (@GundiGandhi) April 29, 2019
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.
Woke up to a picture of a baby on the #royalfamily Instagram page and my ❤️ stopped.— Imogen Lloyd Webber (@illoydwebber) April 29, 2019
While we wait for the #royalbaby, #HappyAnniversary to #kateandwilliam and a photo covering the #royalwedding from 8 years ago. Time flies! pic.twitter.com/u1FV1aZMjH
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.