I’m not sure how we, as a country, could possibly take credit for this, but let’s give it a bash anyway: less than 24 hours after touching down on Australian soil, Kensington Palace has officially announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having themselves a damn baby.
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. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
According to the Evening Standard, the couple told “the Queen, Prince Charles and the rest of the senior royals” the news before they left for Australia, letting them know on Friday at Princess Eugenie‘s wedding.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said that the couple’s parents are chuffed as (paraphrasing):
The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person.
Ms Doria Ragland is very happy about the lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.
Kensington Palace said there would be no changes to the couple’s planned tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.Image: Getty Images / Samir Hussein