Kate Middleton reacts to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby news

Meghan Markle received a very Meghan Markle gift while in Sussex yesterday

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry are expecting their first child, Kensington Palace has announced.

Prince Harry and Meghan's child will be seventh in line to the British throne.

"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 couple follow in the footsteps of Prince Harry's parents - Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales - whose first royal tour was to Australia and New Zealand.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

Harry and Meghan were met by a large media contingent at the airport before heading to Admiralty House, the Sydney Harbour residence of Governor-General Peter Cosgrove - who is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II.

Harry, 33, and Meghan, 37, have been invited by the governments of Australia and New Zealand, members of the Commonwealth. "Wishing them all the best", May tweeted.




She had said, in a 2016 interview, that becoming a mother was on her "bucket list", while Harry said in their engagement interview: "You know, I think one step at a time, and hopefully we'll start a family in the near future". Last year, he made a whirlwind visit to cast his eye over the Invictus Games preparations, where he charmed his fans during torrential rain.

The announcement comes 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 Wednesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would also attend the inauguration and closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games, which would be held from October 20 to 28.

The Queen and other senior royals were told about the pregnancy on Friday, when members of the Royal Family gathered in Windsor for Princess Eugenie's wedding.

The sporting event founded by Harry in 2014 gives sick and injured service personnel and war veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

The announcement came after the pair arrived in Sydney for the start of their first official royal tour.

After the announcement that Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby, Morrison tweeted: "What fantastic news!"

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