Casiah Cagan | World
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child, due to arrive sometime in Spring 2019.
After recent speculations, the pregnancy announcement came in the form of a tweet from the official Kensington Palace Twitter page, almost five months to the day after Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding back in May of this year.
The news was shared to the public just after the royal couple began their first overseas tour together in Sydney, Australia. The announcement could potentially draw in larger crowds then expected during their time in Sydney.
Media reports say that the Queen and other royals learned about the pregnancy on Friday when the family were all together for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
Harry and Meghan’s child will likely have the surname of Sussex just as Prince William and Kate’s children, George, Charlotte and Louis, have the last name Cambridge. However, according to the current rules, the baby will not have the title of prince or princess; only the eldest male great-grandchild can receive the title, though Queen Elizabeth revised the rule in 2012 to give the prince and princess title to all of Prince William’s children.
The new royal baby will be seventh in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Harry’s father, Prince William and his three children, and Harry himself.
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