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These royals are about to get a new set of titles: mom and dad!
Early Monday, Kensington Palace confirmed the exciting news that Meghan Markle Y Prince Harry They are waiting for their first child together. The news comes days after the Duchess of Sussex caused pregnancy rumors on Friday in Princess eugenieThe wedding, with speculation derived from his buttoned Givenchy coat during the entire event and questions about whether he would actually visit Fiji during their first joint official tour for Zika concerns.
Well, the rumors were officially put at the end of the weekend. "Your Royal Highnesses." The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very happy to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, "Kensington Palace said in a statement on Instagram. "Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to share this happy news with the public."
The news also comes shortly after the couple's arrival in Australia on Sunday, which naturally relieves any pressure Markle has felt to hide his blow before the official revelation.
With a baby on board, this is the beginning of the next chapter of the life of the newlyweds, a chapter that both waited separately and together for years. Less than a year ago, the couple revealed their commitment and sat down for their first joint interview. Naturally, the issue of future children arose.
"Of course, you know I think you know step by step, and hopefully we'll start a family in the near future," Prince Harry said at the time with Markle smiling at his side.
However the number Of the children in their future it is less clear. In July, during her trip to Dublin, a woman told Prince Harry that her husband had red hair, gave him five children and began asking when they were going to start a family. "He laughed and said:" Five children? ", Too many & # 39; & # 39; remembered the woman.
It is an issue that, together with marriage, has left behind Prince carlos and the afternoon Princess DianaHe is the youngest son. "There have been times in life, especially when we tour abroad, when I think: & # 39; I would love to have children now & # 39; … And then there are other times when I bury my head in the sand & # 39; Okay, I do not need children! There is no hurry, I think … I tell you one thing: there have been times when I have stopped having children, "he admitted. People In May 2016, only a few months before meeting his future wife.
It seems that the king has also wanted to let life take its course. "I do not think you can force these things, it will happen when it happens," he told Sky News in 2015 when asked if the birth of his niece, Princess Charlotte, made him think about settling down. "Of course, I would love to have children right now, but there is a process that one has to go through."
In a 2012 interview with Katie CouricHarry admitted frankly: "I've longed to have children since I was very, very young, and then I'm waiting to find the right person, someone who is willing to take on the job."
That correct person finally arrived. It seems that Meghan has been waiting for motherhood for years, but like her husband, all in "due time."
As she said Better health In 2015, his "list of elements" included: "I want to travel more and I can not wait to start a family, but in due time".
Years ago, he even made a purchase with his future daughter in mind. "I've always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch. Costumes I had been chosen for our third season, which at the time felt like a milestone, I totally wasted and bought the two-tone version, "he recalled. Hello! in 2015. "I had it engraved on the back," To M.M. From M.M. & # 39; and I plan to give it to my daughter one day ".
That day may be closer now, since the couple's little one is expected to arrive in the new year. Congratulations to the new future parents!