MEGHAN Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant with her first child, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
Kensington Palace said: “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.”
Spring in the UK will begin on March 20 and will through until June 21.
The announcement came just as the eyes of the world were on the royal couple as they touched down in Sydney to begin their first overseas tour together.
The announcement comes nearly five months to the day that they were married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Royal watchers began speculating Meghan was pregnat when she appeared at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday in a long, loose fitting coat. She then emerged from her long haul flight from the UK in Sydney today holding large purple folders in front of her stomach as she walked hand in hand with Prince Harry.
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.
Royal sources told News Corp’s The Sun Meghan’s mother Doria may move to London from the United States to help the newlyweds with the baby.
Meghan doesn’t want to hire staff or a nanny, and will instead depend on her mum, reported The Sun.
Earlier today they were spotted strolling through the grounds of Admiralty House, the Governor General Sydney residence, on their first day in Australia before the royal couple’s highly anticipated tour officially kicks off.
A long-lensed camera captured the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walking hand-in-hand along the grass at the Governor-General’s sprawling harbourside mansion.
The royals, and their entourage — flew into Sydney Airport early this morning and were escorted by an impressive security contingent across the city to Admiralty House.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s first official royal tour will include time in Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Fraser Island, as well as other Commonwealth countries, including Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
The couple has a stacked itinerary which includes public picnics, farm visits and a “Fluoro Friday” for mental health, but are predominantly here for the Invictus Games.