Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Monday (October 15) that they’re expecting their first child, and the Internet’s been in a tizzy ever since. The timing of the announcement came right as Markle and Prince Harry arrived in Australia for their first royal tour.
“It’s great to be back in Australia, and especially even more so, this is my wife’s first trip here, so I’m very excited to show her this incredible country of yours,” Prince Harry said at an event in Sydney this week honoring both him and Markle, according to Entertainment Tonight. “We’re both absolutely delighted to be here and to see you serving beer and tea at an afternoon reception in true Aussie style.”
It wasn’t long before Prince Harry addressed the elephant in the room. “We also, genuinely, couldn’t think of a better place to announce, uh, the upcoming baby, be it a boy or girl, so thank you very much,” he said. And while Markle didn’t officially address the guests, the Daily Mail reports that she was overheard talking to Australian TV personality Eddie Woo, who told her about his own kids. “We’re ready! We’re excited to join the club,” Markle reportedly replied.
“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 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.”
Markle is reportedly around 12 weeks pregnant, which means there’s still some time before she does become a member of that club.