Meghan Markle is pregnant with her first child and told the Queen and the rest of the royal family at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday.
The happy news came hours after the couple were seen beaming as they touched down in Sydney for their first major international tour since their wedding in May.
Announcing their baby, who will be the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild, Kensington Palace said today:
‘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’.
Meghan is said to be in ‘good health’ and they have had a successful 12 week scan – suggesting that the baby is due in late April, possibly around St George’s Day.
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.
The announcement comes nearly five months to the day that they were married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.