Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child

He said: "Tremendous news overnight and we are looking forward to celebrating that good news while they are enjoying their stay here in Australia".

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, Kensington Palace has confimed, sparking excitement across Kent.

Insiders have said Prince Harry is "happier than he has ever been" as he and Meghan prepare to become parents next spring.

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They have just embarked on a royal tour, landing in Syndey earlier today and it's expected to last for just over two weeks.

The Sydney sun shone on couple's first public appearance 15 hours after the news broke of her pregnancy.

Betfair spokesman Katie Baylis said: "Meghan's loose coat at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday led to speculation that an announcement was imminent and now that we have it, the Royal Baby name game starts".

A source told People that Markle has already undergone her 12-week scan and is "feeling well" during her first pregnancy.

The trip is their only worldwide tour since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in May, apart from a two-day visit to Ireland.

But the baby will not be a prince or princess unless the Queen steps in to issue a Letters Patent ahead of the birth.

Meghan, wearing skinny black trousers and a black, burgundy trimmed coat, was smiling and clutching folders, while Harry gave a thumbs up to bystanders.

It will be the first child for both Harry and Meghan, who was previously married to producer Trevor Engelson for six years.

The official statement announced, "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".

Meghan and Harry are now in Australia on an official 16-day tour and will be travelling to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The couple shared the happy news with their family, including the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and The Duke and Duchess o Cambridge at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday.

They'll then attend Sydney's Invictus Games, with Meghan also embarking on some solo engagements during the tour.

But when a palace spokesman was asked if Meghan's father Thomas Markle had been told, the reply was "no comment", Mills said.

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