Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expect their first child due in the Spring of 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced their pregnancy and will be welcoming their first child in Spring next year.

Rumors of the Dutchess of Sussex being pregnant has been doing the rounds for quite sometime now.

Putting all rest to rumors the news was announced by the Queen at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday and the news was revealed on the social media handle of Kensington Palace earlier today and went viral in no time.

The news was announced a couple of hours after the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex landed in Sydney for their first major international tour since their wedding in May this year.

The Kensington Palace social media post read, “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. 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 announcement comes five months after Meghan wed Prince Harry in a starry ceremony at Windsor Castle. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will be the child’s great-grandmother.

Harry is already a fond uncle to his brother Prince William’s three children with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and godfather to the offspring of several of his friends.

The rumors of Meghan Markle’s pregnancy is making rounds on the social media for quite some time now.

The news started making rounds when the Dutchess of Sussex wore a loosely-fitting Givenchy coat at Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding in Windsor and her husband Harry was seen repeatedly rubbing her lower back.

Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that their first baby is on the way this morning, the child won’t actually be a prince or a princess.

This is due to rules imposed on the House of Windsor by back in 1917. The limited titles within the royal family mean that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby will have to wait before it becomes a prince or princess.

Back in the early 20th century, King  George V declared, “The grandchildren of the sons of any such Sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of Dukes of these Our Realms.”

As a great-grandchild of the Queen, when it is born next spring the royal baby will be too far down the line of succession to get a big dog title.

Their first son would likely instead become the Earl of Dumbarton. While a daughter would be Lady Mountbatten-Windsor and any subsequent sons Lord Mounbatten-Windsor.

However, it could become a prince or a princess if the Queen decided to step in and give it the title. So there’s hope little unborn royal baby, there’s hope.

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