Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce Her Pregnancy
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child. The royal family confirmed the news in an announcement on Monday.
“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 said in a statement.
Speculation about a possible pregnancy had been running rampant after some observers speculated that Meghan’s dress for Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday was concealing a pregnancy.
Meghan and Harry actually arrived in Australia on Monday for their first royal tour together. The pair will spend 16 straight days on the road culminating with a visit to the fourth Invictus Games, which begin on Sunday in Sydney.
Upon touching down (just hours before the official announcement), Meghan appeared to be concealing the pregnancy by carrying purple binders.
The couple, who first started dating back in July 2016, wed in a gorgeous ceremony this past May.
People.com reports that Meghan was “feeling well” at her 12-week scan, according to their royal sources. Members of the royal family are thrilled for the new arrival, according to People.com's reporting.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, issued a statement on Monday expressing her excitement over today’s announcement.
“Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news, and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild,” Kensington Palace told the media in a statement.
It’s been a busy time, of course, for royal babies in recent years:
Catherine (the Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince William welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, earlier this year. William (Harry’s brother) and Catherine also have Prince George (born in 2013) and Princess Charlotte (born in 2015).
The child will be seventh in line to the British throne -- behind Charles, William, George, Charlotte, Louis, and Harry