The United Kingdom is rejoicing over the news that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their first child.
The royal couple, who tied the knot in May, announced the news via a spokesperson for Kensington Palace on Monday morning.
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“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,” the statement reads.
“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.”
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The royal couple was the subject of pregnancy rumors for months. Last month Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, took an elite babysitting course in California before flying to London to assume her royal duty as head nanny.
Ragland’s rep released her statement on Monday, saying “Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”
Now the royal couple can go about their lives without the pressure to produce a heir.
Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan Markle, 37, are currently touring down under in Australia.
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