LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images) What's Happening Now!

The royal couple are expecting their first child together!!!

“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,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“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 happy news has come five months after their royal wedding on May 19. The couple began dating in July 2016 after meeting on a blind date and were first disclosed as a couple in October 2016. During their high-speed, long-distance courting, Harry and Meghan spent time together at each other’s respective homes in London and Toronto, where Markle filmed Suits. They now reside at Kensington Palace.

Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother issued a statement via Kensington Palace, saying: “Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”

 Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are also “delighted” for the couple, as per the palace. As are the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The royal to come will be joining an adorable set of cousins. Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Kate and Prince William, have been stealing the spotlight since they were welcomed into the world (including on Meghan and Harry’s wedding day!). And baby Prince Louis, 6 months, will be the perfect companion for his new cousin!



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