The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
In a tweet, the palace said that Meghan and her husband Prince Harry are “very pleased” with the news.
The baby is expected in the spring next year.
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. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
The baby will be seventh in the line of succession, bumping Harry’s uncle the Duke of York into eighth place.
The news comes just hours after Harry and Meghan landed in Sydney at the beginning of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Meghan has made no secret of her ambition to be a mother, saying in a 2016 interview that it was on her “bucket list”.
On a trip to Belfast less than two months before she married Harry in May, she joked when she was shown an innovative range for newborns: “I’m sure at some point we’ll need the whole (lot).”
source: Sky News