Meghan Markle’s Mom Released the Sweetest Statement About the Royal Baby News

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced on Monday (October 15) that they’re expecting their first child, and no one could be more thrilled than Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland. The social worker and yoga instructor is reportedly “very happy about this lovely news and is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said, according to a tweet by HELLO!‘s royal editor, Emily Nash. Ragland will probably be hanging out soon with the royal baby as well: In August, an unnamed source told the Sunday Express that Ragland is reportedly moving to the U.K. so she can live closer to her daughter.

The royal family is also super stoked. The Telegraph reported that Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla Bowles, Kate Middleton, and Prince William are all “delighted” for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, according to a palace spokesman.

It’s not clear what Thomas Markle, Meghan’s father, has to say about his royal grandbaby. According to a tweet by Rebecca English, the Daily Mail’s royal correspondent, “Kensington Palace declined to comment” on whether he’s even been told the news.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Monday, October 15, via Kensington Palace’s social media accounts that they’re expecting a baby next spring. “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,” the palace tweeted.

According to The Telegraph, an unnamed source says Markle and Prince Harry spilled the beans to family members during Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding on Friday (October 12).

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