The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in spring next year.
Speculation about Meghan’s pregnancy took center stage over the weekend when she was spotted with seemingly a baby bump during the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
Well, this morning Kensington Palace has revealed that Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34 are indeed pregnant.
The royal baby, according to Kensington Palace, is expected in the spring of 2019.
“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,” read a tweet from Kensington Palace.
Their baby will be seventh in line to the throne.
The Queen and other senior royals were told about the pregnancy on Friday, when members of the Royal Family gathered in Windsor for Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
Whether the baby on the way is a girl or a boy, it will have equal right to the throne. This is after Commonwealth leaders agreed to change succession laws in 2011.
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
Initially, the heir to the throne has always been the first-born son of the monarch. In this case, Prince George, would have been the third in line to the throne followed by Prince Louis.
With the changes, a first-born daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would take precedence over younger brothers. That’s when Princess Charlotte become the fourth in line to the throne.
So, regardless of its gender, come Spring next year, Meghan and Prince Harry will bring forth the Seventh in line to the throne.
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