Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce They're Expecting First Child

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce They're Expecting First Child

"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", the announcement read.

SYDNEY, Australia ― Prince Harry was reunited with his favorite Australian fan on Tuesday, 98-year-old war widow Daphne Dunne.

A source said: "Thomas is absolutely delighted".

Daphne clearly made an impression on the former Suits actress, as a pregnant Meghan promised to bring their unborn baby back to Australia to meet her.

After Kensington Palace last night confirmed the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant, Royal fever stepped up a notch.

The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne, Reuters UK reported.

The Duke also opened the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning before the couple took a boat ride across the harbour to the Opera House. The news of the pregnancy sparked a media frenzy, debates over the royal name, and expressions of delight from the queen. No they will not be a prince nor a princess, nor an HRH because George V limited titles within the Royal Family in 1917.

"There's a lot of feeling for a republic here in Australia but I admire having a royal family", she said.

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The Mirror has reported that Samantha Markle , 53, was turned away by security after she had "demanded" to see the duchess. Meghan Markle's half sister reportedly clashed with security as she turned up at Kensington Palace to confront the royal.

"Actually, they're not entitled to be "princes" and "princesses" unless the queen steps in and gives them that title officially", Camilla Tominey, associate editor of the Daily Telegraph, said Monday on TODAY.

Harry and Meghan had just touched touched down in Australia for their first overseas tour as a married couple when the news broke.

In New Zealand, Harry and Meghan will tour the capital Wellington and visit Auckland and then Rotorua, which is famed for its Maori culture, and then head to Abel Tasman National Park in the South Island.

Excitement over news of the baby was nearly matched by a frenzy over Meghan's outfit.

Meghan wore a tight-fitting, sleeveless cream dress by Australian designer Karen Gee that barely revealed a royal bump at all.

The "Blessed" dress, which sets buyers back 1,800 Australian dollars (£977), is described as a "timeless classic" which features a "simple, structured fit created to contour the body for a sleek silhouette". Inside, they watched a a performance by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, an acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander modern dance company.

It is the second tour of Australia by the younger generation of royals after Prince William and his wife, Kate, and their eldest son, George, visited in 2014.

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered with umbrellas outside the airport and Admiralty House in the hope of catching a glimpse of Harry and Meghan.

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