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15th Oct 2018

Meghan Markle is pregnant Kensington Palace confirms

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant

Oli Dugmore

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant

Meghan Markle is pregnant with her and Prince Harry’s first child.

The Duchess and Duke of Sussex are expecting the baby in Spring 2019.

Kensington Palace said the couple were “very pleased” to make the announcement.

PEACEHAVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A spokesperson said: “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 said the Queen is “delighted” and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland also said she was “very happy.”

Harry and Meghan married in May this year at Windsor castle. The Evening Standard reports the Duchess is 12 weeks pregnant and that the Queen, Prince Charles and other senior royals were told at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

The Royal couple have just arrived in Sydney to start their first official tour as a pair. There will be no change to their schedule, which includes visits to New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.