(Royal) baby on board! On Monday, Oct. 15, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting baby No 1. The exciting news came just five months after the duo tied the knot.
“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,” Kensington Palace’s Twitter account confirmed Monday.
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. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
Yet the confirmation didn’t come as a total surprise. After all, rumors had been swirling for quite some time. A source tells In Touch that the couple dipped out of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding on Friday — and we all know Harry loves himself a good party!
“I didn’t see Meghan touch a drop of alcohol at Eugenie’s wedding. Her [sic] and Harry left early,” our royal insider reveals. “They didn’t stay for the afterparty, which really surprised me, as Harry likes to stay up and have a good time!”
They added that she suffered from morning sickness that day. “She was even feeling sick, morning sickness, the day of Princess Eugenie’s wedding and there was talk that she may not make it to the ceremony. Of course, that never would have happened, unless it was an emergency. She had to attend or the speculation of what was wrong with the Duchess would have been overwhelming and utter chaos.”
Not to mention, her choice of attire caused further suspicion. “The fact that Meghan never took her Givenchy coat off during the ceremony has raised eyebrows that she was covering up a baby bump, well, that’s true and it makes complete sense. Contrary to reports that Meghan is trying to steal the royal spotlight, the Duchess would never upstage Eugenie’s wedding with her own baby news.”
Our source adds that Meghan is “in the early stages of pregnancy” and “still in the first trimester” but that the newlyweds are “delighted.” Congratulations!