Monday, October 15 was a big day for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they kicked off their royal tour by announcing they are expecting a baby in the spring!
After the exciting news was shared, Prince Harry spoke at a reception at the end of the couple’s first day in Sydney, Australia where he said that he and Meghan were overjoyed to share their baby news.
At the event which was held at Admiralty House, the 34-year-old royal thanked Australia for the “incredibly warm welcome” and was happy for the “chance to meet Aussies from all walks of life,” he then mentioned the baby for the first time since the announcement.
“We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby,” Harry said, looking over to Meghan, 37. Appearing slightly nervous, Harry added, “whether it’s a boy or a girl.”
Kensington Palace shared the news early on Monday morning, with an adorable photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who were married back in May:”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. 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.”
While in Sydney, the pair even received their first baby gift which was from the Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove. “That’s so cute, it’s our first baby gift!” Meghan excitedly said as she was handed a stuffed kangaroo and fleece UGG booties.
The couple’s 16-day royal tour will take them through Australia, into Fiji and Tonga and to New Zealand.
As fans and well-wishers eagerly await the newest royal baby, take a look at these baby protocols that the royals are expected to follow:
Baby Protocols The Royal Family Must Follow
12. The Lindo Wing
For quite a long time it was tradition for members of the royal family to give birth inside their homes, but that all changed when the Queen’s sister, Princess Anne, and then Princess Diana opted to go to St. Mary’s hospital to give birth. Now, the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital is the place that the royals go to deliver their children with Kate Middleton and Prince William continuing the new tradition.