Meghan Markle is pregnant

By @chelean on
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, take part in the Trooping the Colour parade in central London, Britain, June 9, 2018. Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Meghan Markle is pregnant. Prince Harry and his wife are expecting a baby in Spring 2019 in the UK (Autumn in Australia), the Kensington Palace has announced.

The Duchess has been speculated to be expecting for weeks, more particularly during Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding when she wore a loose dark blue coat. It turned out Meghan was truly pregnant.

“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 announcement reads. “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 announcement did not mention how far along Meghan was, though it could be that she is at least one month pregnant.

Harry and Meghan, who married in May also at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, are currently in Australia for their first official overseas tour as a married couple. They have naturally received well wishes from fans, as well as from political leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his British counterpart, Theresa May.

The couple arrived in Sydney in the morning on Monday, spending the day at Admiralty House in Kirribilli. They will also visit the Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Opera House before they will fly to Dubbo, Melbourne and Fraser Island.

They are not expected to change their itinerary and will visit Tonga and Fiji as planned. There were previous reports, however, that Harry and Meghan weren’t allowed to get pregnant yet as they would be visiting the two Polynesian nations, which are included in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have cases of the Zika virus disease.