Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced Monday that they are expecting their first child, The Sun reported. The happy news comes five months after their royal wedding back in May.
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.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
The British news outlet reported that 34-year-old Markle “couldn’t stop smiling” as she and Prince Harry arrived in Sydney Monday morning for a 16-day royal tour of Australia. After a successful 12-week checkup, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that their child will arrive sometime in late April.
ROYAL ARRIVAL: Just hours after announcing they're expecting their first child, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have arrived in Australia for a 16-day trip https://t.co/sPAbTGYcQV pic.twitter.com/DBlH33WcHu
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 15, 2018
Queen Elizabeth was reportedly “delighted” when she received the happy news Friday, along with the rest of the royal family.
At a royal party earlier this summer, Prince Harry was asked if he and his bride had plans to start his family any time soon.
According to The Sun, one female guest told the prince, “My husband also has red hair and he gave me five children – when are you and Meghan going to get going?”
“Five children?” Harry replied. “Too many.”
What title will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby get? And will they ever be king or queen? Questions and answers about the newest soon-to-be addition to the British royal family. https://t.co/jvbaoJQ9pC
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 15, 2018
The newest addition to the royal family will be the seventh in line to the throne. The Associated Press reported that if the child is a boy, he will likely be called the earl of Dumbarton. If it’s a girl, she will likely be called “Lady Mountbatten-Windsor,” with her first name inserted after “lady.”