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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reveal they’re expecting their first child!
They tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in May (opens in new tab) – and now Prince Harry and his new wife have revealed they’re pregnant with their first child.
The happy couple shared the exciting news in an official statement on the Kensington Palace Twitter account.
It read: '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.'
Harry and Meghan’s new arrival will be cousin to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their newest arrival Prince Louis.
The pregnancy announcement comes just a few months after the couple wed at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday May 19. Royal fans speculated that Meghan was pregnant with her first child (opens in new tab) at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday (12 October) and thankfully they haven't had to wait too long for a confirmation.
Fans of the couple have been quick to offer their congratulations online with one person tweeting: 'That is amazing!!!! So happy & excited for them! They are going to be unbelievable parents!!!'
Another wrote: 'Oh my God!!!!! Mama Doria is gonna be a Granny'.
A third added: 'Omg omg omg! Yasssssss congrats to my faves!!! 👶🏽🎉🎉🎉❤'.
Harry’s relationship with Meghan was first confirmed in November 2016, when Harry released a statement about the 'harassment' his new girlfriend had received from the press ever since rumours of their romance began circling.
'Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,' the notice read, adding that Harry hoped that 'fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly'.
Since then, Harry and Meghan's relationship has gone from strength-to-strength. Despite initially keeping their romance under wraps, and only occasionally being pictured as Harry took Meghan on a string of romantic dates in London, after a year of dating the couple began to be more open about their relationship.
Meghan made a huge statement when she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in October 2017, declaring her love for Harry and speaking candidly about her relationship with the Prince for the first time.
The former actress told contributing editor Sam Kashner that she and Harry were 'in love' and 'happy'.
Harry and Meghan have been open about their desire to start a family and in their engagement interview Prince Harry said he wanted children 'in the near future'. (opens in new tab)
Sources close to the couple also speculated that they would try start a family 'as quickly as possible'. (opens in new tab)
We can't wait for the arrival of another royal baby, do you think it will be a baby boy or a baby girl? (opens in new tab)
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