CONGRATULATIONS! Kensington Palace announces that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child

The pregnancy announcement comes just days after speculations about Meghan expecting her first child surfaced online. as the couple celebrated five months of marriage


                            CONGRATULATIONS! Kensington Palace announces that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child

Joy to the world, a new Royal is on the way! Just confirmed, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child, Kensington Palace has announced. The news came right after the Duchess and her husband arrived at the Sydney airport for a day of rest, right before they officially embark upon their 16-day Australia and the South Pacific tour.

The exciting news comes just hours after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Sydney for their first major international tour. 

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019," Kensington Palace announced on Monday.

"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."



Harry and Meghan attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie who married her longterm boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Friday, where they are believed to have shared the news with family members in person.

"The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person," a Kensington Palace spokesperson said.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of 'Hamilton' in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on August 29, 2018 in London, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of 'Hamilton' in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on August 29, 2018 in London, England.

The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne. According to mdia reports, Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, is "very happy about this lovely news" and "looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild".

But the pregnancy announcement comes just days after speculations about Meghan expecting her first child surfaced online, as the couple celebrated five months of marriage. Speculations were sparked once Meghan's tour schedule revealed that she would not be doing a climb over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Meghan sent Twitter into a frenzy on Friday, at Eugenie's wedding, after thousands of users speculated her fashion choice — she wore an oversized dress and coat — suggested she was pregnant.



Meghan was also spotted holding two purple folders in front of her stomach after she touched down in Sydney.

Social media users were quick to link the mysterious folders to her rumoured pregnancy. One user said: "Calling it now. Meghan is pregnant."

Meghan wore a large blue coat to Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday (Getty Images)
Meghan wore a large blue coat to Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday (Getty Images)