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Meghan Markle PREGNANT: Royal baby due in Spring – Harry ‘very pleased’ Queen ‘delighted’

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said.

Kensington Palace said in a statement: “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.

“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.”

Meghan told the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family the happy news at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday, it was revealed.

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be “delighted” for the couple.

Meghan has had her 12-week scan and is believed to be due in late April.

Doria Ragland, the mother of the duchess, is “very happy about this lovely news” and “looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild”.

Royal sources have speculated she may move to London from the US to help the couple with their baby.

Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019 Image PA
Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019 Image PA

It is understood Meghan, 37, does not want to hire a nanny or staff, and will instead depend on Doria.

Kensington Palace refuses to say if Meghan’s father Thomas has been told she is pregnant.

When Express.co.uk contacted Kensington Palace in regards to Thomas being told the news a spokeswoman said they were making “no comment”.

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

The newlyweds arrived on Monday ahead of a 16-day tour, which will take them to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The Queen is said to be delighted with the news Image PA
The Queen is said to be delighted with the news Image PA

Kensington Palace said there would be no change to the itinerary of Harry and Meghan’s tour including to Fiji and Tonga, despite travel advice that pregnant women should consider not travelling to the countries because of the moderate Zika virus risk.

The palace said the couple had sought medical advice and decided to continue with their plans.

Rumours surrounding Meghan’s pregnancy reached a tipping point hours before their annonucement as she was seen clutching two purple folders to her stomach.

It lead eagle-eyed royal fans to take to Twitter speculating she was hiding a baby bump.

One user wrote: “Meghan is pregnant. I called it at the Royal Wedding on Friday with my picture here and now she’s arrived here this morning carrying ‘bulky folders’ what is she, an office temp?”

Another wrote: “Something about Meghan’s outfit choice makes me think she’s pregnant and hiding a baby bump. It’s so conservative.”

One user added: “I have a feeling that Meghan is pregnant…she’s glowing and her face looks fuller to me.. can’t wait for them to announce it.”

Another added: “Who matches their outfit to their folders? If Meghan isn’t pregnant I’ll be surprised because that whole outfit/folder scenario looks hella planned.”

It is unclear if Thomas Markle knows his daughter is pregnant Image ITV
It is unclear if Thomas Markle knows his daughter is pregnant Image ITV

The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne and will be the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby will not automatically be a prince nor a princess, unless the Queen steps in to issue a Letters Patent ahead of the birth.

A son of Harry’s would become the Earl of Dumbarton or a daughter would become Lady (first name) Mountbatten-Windsor. However, the Queen could make changes that allow for Harry and Meghan’s children to be HRHs and princes and princesses.

The couple would also apply for their baby to have dual UK and US citizenship.

The Duchess of Sussex is still a US citizen and is planning on becoming a British citizen.

It is not known if new mum-to-be will hold dual nationality when she does become a UK citizen.

This could be the moment Meghan told Princess Anne the exciting news Image NA
This could be the moment Meghan told Princess Anne the exciting news Image NA

A child born outside of the US and in wedlock to a US citizen parents and a non-US citizen parent can still acquire US citizenship if the the US parent (Meghan) lived in America for five years, according to the American Embassy in the UK.

Sarah Ferguson broke her silence on her daughter Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding with a timely tweet minutes after it was announced Meghan Markle was pregnant.

The Duchess of York gave her first public message since her daughter married Jack Brooksbank on Friday in Windsor.

The tweets came out just 40 minutes after Kensington Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting a baby in Spring 2019.

Grant Harrold, a former butler to Charles, William and Harry, tweeted this morning:”Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are expecting their first child in the spring.”

Prime Minister Theresa May offered her congratulations to in repsonese to the royal baby news.

She said: “My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news they are expecting a baby in the spring. Wishing them all the best.”

Meghan Markle Pregnant Photo C KENSINGTON PALACE
Meghan Markle Pregnant Photo C KENSINGTON PALACE

The Archbishop of Canterbury posted on Twitter: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their happy news! Prayers for them in the months ahead.”
The Kingdom Choir, a group of gospel singers who performed Stand By Me at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, posted a message saying: “We’d just like to send our congratulations to the beautiful couple, the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex on their recent announcement. love, @thekingdomchoir.”
The wonderful news comes as Meghan once described being a mother on her “bucket list” and Prince Harry has previosuly said he would love to have children.

Today’s pregnancy announcement is a long-held ambition for the pair to become parents as they’ve both spoken openly about wanting to start a family.

In the run-up to the wedding, Meghan had hinted to wanting to start a family with her husband.

While the pair were in Belfast, the bride-to-be joked as she was shown an innovative range for newborns: “I’m sure at some point we’ll need the whole (lot).”

During the couple’s engangment interview, the topic of starting a family came up.

Prince Harry, 34, said: “You know, I think one step at a time, and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”

The pair wed five months ago in a glittering ceremony in St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle.

Meghan may have told Princess Anne the good news right before Princess Eugenie’s ceremony in the chapel.

It was Meghan’s choice of outfit for the big day that caught the eye of many, who speculated a huge announcement might be imminent.

She looked stunning in a Givenchy dress, finished with a hat by Noel Stewart and Pippa Small Jewellery but also wore a loose-fitting and long navy coat.

The covered-up look is in complete contrast from sleek dresses she has been pictured wearing at a number of events recently.

Royal fans flocked to Twitter and speculated that Meghan might be expecting her first child with Harry.

They appeared to be having warm and friendly chat before the ceremony started.

However, now that they have announced they are expecting their first child it seems there is more to this conversation.

In one moment, Princess Anne looks down at Meghan’s stomach as the her coat was unbuttoned.

Then in another moment the Queen’s daughter makes gestures with her hands.

Charlie Proctor, the editor-in-chief of Royal Central, tweeted the video and said: “I didn’t want to say anything at the time because I know how annoying the rumour mill is, but Meghan’s conversation with Princess Anne suddenly makes a lot more sense now.

“Anne looking at her stomach, the hand movements etc #RoyalBaby.”

The Duchess sent Twitter into a frenzy on Friday after thousands of users speculated her fashion choice at Princess Eugenie’s wedding suggested she was pregnant.

One tweeted: “Something about Meghan’s outfit choice makes me think she’s pregnant and hiding a baby bump. It’s so conservative.”

Another wrote: “I have a feeling Meghan is pregnant. She’s glowing and her face looks fuller to me. Can’t wait for them to announce it.”

One tweet read: “Meghan Markle is definitely pregnant. My psychic intuition does not lie and that long coat is rather suspicious.”

Kensington Palace had remained tight-lipped on growing speculation that Meghan is pregnant until now.

Last month, Coral cut the odds on Prince Harry and Meghan’s first child being born next year.

The bookmaker cut the odds to even shorter odds of 1-4, from 1-3.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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