The news is official. Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, is pregnant. Harry is said to be delighted, the Queen is said to be very happy, and Meghan is apparently over the moon.
Everybody loves a Royal baby. Of course everybody loves a bit of gossip too and tongues are wagging as to exactly when Meghan fell pregnant. Her wedding to Harry seems like it was just the other day.
In fact, Meghan and Harry got married on the 19th of May, which was already five months ago. And given the baby is due in the Spring of 2019, there is no scandal at all.
Good wishes have been coming in from all over the world and their Royal Highness the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said how much they appreciate all the support they have received since the time of their wedding, and now for their pregnancy.
Meghan apparently told the Queen the news at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday. There were celebrations all round.
Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, who the world fell in love with at the Royal Wedding, is also said to be looking forward to welcoming her very first grandchild and there is some speculation that she will move to London to help the couple.
This would be pretty unprecedented. Usually royalty are assigned staff and nannies to look after their children, but it seems Meghan Markle wants to look after her own baby, with the help of her mom.
Right now Meghan and Harry are in Australia, at the beginning of a two week tour that will include Australia, New eland, Fiji and Tonga. Meghan looks good and does not look like she has a baby bump yet, but of course we do not know what those royal coats could be hiding. She has been dressing pretty conservatively over the last few weeks and that may be about the pregnancy and not about her new Royal position.
There is already a ton of speculation over the gender of the new baby to be, the names that could be used - Charles, Andrew, Grace, William, Harry, Elizabeth - and the actual birth date.
Given that Meghan Markle has pretty much played by her own rules so far, we imagine she will continue to do that. She will do it with the help and support of Prince Harry, who it is clear loves and adores her.
We could not think of a more adorable couple, soon to be parents. They are both kind, compassionate and considered, gentle human beings and it is no doubt that they will make a great mom and dad. Anyone who saw Meghan’s mom at the wedding, and her genuine emotion for her daughter, knows what a great bond they have, and how important family is to them.
We also congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this fantastic news and wish them safe travels and a safe and healthy pregnancy.