Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child! Kensington Palace confirmed the news on Monday, October 15.
“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,” the palace posted to both Twitter and Instagram on Monday morning. “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.”
Kensington Palace also posted a photo of Markle and Prince Harry at their recent visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Sussex along with this announcement. Check out the messages on both Twitter and Instagram for yourself, below:
Naturally, the Internet is doing backflips over this news. Soon after Kensington Palace confirmed everything, #RoyalBaby started trending on Twitter, along with “Meghan Markle,” “Prince Harry,” and “Sussex. “
This news is coming just days after Princess Eugenie’s wedding, where Markle was the subject of unfair speculation after she wore a coat many thought was covering up a baby bump. It should go without saying that even though Markle is pregnant, making assumptions based on a woman’s appearance is never OK.
It’s been quite the year for Markle and Prince Harry, who married in May and have made a steady stream of appearances since then. The couple’s first royal tour officially begins tomorrow, October 16, with a stop in Sydney, Australia.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!