The Royal Tour Down Under has just got even more exciting with confirmation Prince Harry and wife Meghan are expecting their first child.
Kensington Palace made the announcement on Monday afternoon that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby in the European Spring of 2019.
The announcement came on the day the couple arrived in the country for their Australian tour ahead of the Invictus Games and just five months after the pair wed.
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“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 statement read.
Speculation that the Duchess might have been pregnant grew on Friday at the wedding of Princess Eugenie.
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
Meghan wore a Givenchy coat dress to the wedding, with Twitter users noticing that Meghan didn’t remove her coat throughout the service.
Social media users also noted that Meghan was carrying two folders covering her stomach when she hopped off the plane in Sydney, suggesting that was more evidence of a pregnancy.
According to Woman’s Day the couple has a team of medics on standby at a top private hospital should Meghan need any medical attention during her visit.
The Duke and Duchess spent their first day in Australia resting at Admiralty House in Sydney where they spotted walking hand in hand around the gardens.
They’ll kick off their official engagements on Tuesday with a visit to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo before a trip on a ferry to the Opera House.