Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that they are expecting a royal baby. Duke and Duchess of Sussex made this announcement after Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank made their vows at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. What do we know about the royal baby?
Meghan Markle Pregnant: Prince Harry and Meghan Make Royal Baby Announcement In Australia
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry touched down in Sydney and are already making headlines in anticipation of their 15-day tour. The pregnant Meghan Markle was seen carrying two large purple notebooks in front of her, further fueling pregnancy rumors. But these rumors finally were confirmed and royal waters are thrilled!
The BBC reported that Kensington Palace made the joyous announcement that Meghan and Harry are expecting a royal baby in the spring.
When Is The Royal Baby Due?
The Queen is reportedly “delighted” about the news. Harry is quite thrilled. When is the baby due? The formal announcement shared that the baby will be arriving in Spring 2019. Many speculate that the baby is due in six months.
We currently know that Meghan is pregnant and has already passed the first trimester and already had an ultrasound at twelve weeks. This means Duchess Meghan is due in late April. Now the bookmakers are taking bets on whether this will be a boy or girl and on what possible names they will give the royal baby. Should they have a girl, could they possibly name her Diana?
#EuronewsNow | Britain will be getting a welcome distraction from Brexit as another royal baby is on the way. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they're expecting their first child due next spring. He or she will be seventh-in-line to the throne.https://t.co/Rve1LorsqB pic.twitter.com/vF3e3BgPDx
— euronews (@euronews) October 15, 2018
Meghan And Harry Waited Until After Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Ceremony
Just as Soap Dirt predicted over two weeks ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex waited until after Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie exchanged their vows to make their fabulous announcement to the royal family. The expectant couple told the Queen and the Royal Family their joyous royal baby news at the October 12 wedding. The couple waited three more days before making the public announcement in order to allow Eugenie to enjoy her day.
Since late August, there had been speculation that Meghan Markle was pregnant. Royal watchers long believed that Meghan was hiding a baby bump. They noted that “belly ruffles” on a Jason Wu dress, or a short tuxedo dress, both distracted from her midsection. At Eugenie’s wedding, Duchess Meghan wore a navy Givenchy dress with matching overcoat. The Duchess of Sussex may have believed this was the least suspicious choice, but royal watchers knew she was hiding a bump.
— Mirror Royal (@MirrorRoyal) October 15, 2018
Will Meghan And Harry’s Royal Baby Be A Prince Or Princess?
The sex of the royal child has not been revealed. What we do know is it will be neither a prince nor a princess. The only way the the baby’s title could change is if Queen Elizabeth should step in. In 1917, Prince George V limited titles within the royal family. The baby will be seventh in line to the British throne but will not receive the HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) nor the title of Prince or Princess. Instead, they will be addressed as either Lord or Lady.
The Queen stopped in and gave Kate Middleton and Prince William’s three children royal titles. Could Queen Elizabeth decide to do the same for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children?
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Doria Ragland Excited
What about Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland? She is is “very happy” at the prospect of becoming a grandmother. The social worker has been taking baby classes in Los Angeles. Meghan’s mom will reportedly live with the couple and care for the new royal baby.
Unlike Kate Middleton, who suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme morning sickness, it does not appear that Meghan Markle has the same maladies. During her first trimester Meghan attended many public events. She is now on a grueling 15-day official trip through Australia and her pregnancy does not seem to slow down her schedule.
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