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In Numbers: The royal baby

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are just weeks away from the birth of their first child.

Here is a look at the royal baby in numbers:

2 – Baby Sussex already has two family pets ready and waiting – Meghan’s beagle Guy, and a black labrador.

Meghan at Mayhew charity
The Duchess of Sussex meets Maggi a Jack Russell during an animal welfare charity visit (Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA)

4 – The baby boy or girl will be the Prince of Wales’s fourth grandchild.

4 – Patronages Meghan has taken on during her pregnancy.

6 – Harry’s place in line to the throne.

Line of succession.
(PA Graphics)

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– Meghan starred in seven seasons of the US legal drama Suits as paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane before marrying Harry.

8 – The Queen’s great-grandchildren after the baby is born. Newest additions include Prince Louis and Lena Tindall.

The Queen
The Queen will have eight great-grandchildren when baby Sussex arrives (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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34 – Harry’s age.

37 – Meghan’s age.

41 – Royal births are celebrated with a 41-gun salute.

£7,500 – Cost of a one-night stay and delivery package at the private Lindo Wing, where Prince George and his siblings were born, including a suite of two rooms, but excluding consultants’ fees.

£330,000 – Estimated total cost of Meghan’s lavish New York baby shower, including travel on a private jet said to have been paid for by the duchess’s friends.

£3 million – Estimated cost to the taxpayer of renovations at Harry and Meghan’s new home Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate.

£47.4 million – The amount the Queen received from the taxpayer via the Sovereign Grant in 2017/18 – 69p for each person in the country.

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