Kensington Palace announced the news on Monday morning, hours after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex landed in Australia for their first royal tour as a married couple.
“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 palace said in a statement on Instagram. “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.”
Meghan, 37, has in recent weeks sparked pregnancy rumors, which were fueled further when she wore a navy Givenchy coat fastened loosely as she accompanied Harry, 34, to his cousin Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.
The baby news comes five months after the duke and duchess tied the knot had their own royal wedding at the same venue, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, in front of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles, who helped walk Meghan down the aisle after her father, Thomas Markle, was unable to attend. Meghan stunned in a Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy dress and Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara (on loan from Queen Elizabeth II) at the ceremony, which was also attended by her mom, Doria Ragland, as well as celeb guests Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra, Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, George Clooney and Amal Clooney. Meghan’s former Suits co-stars were also in attendance for the royal nuptials.