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There's a New Royal Baby on the Way

Meghan, Harry share happy news
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2018 3:59 AM CDT
Updated Oct 15, 2018 6:50 AM CDT
Britain's Prince Harry, right, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Pavilion Building in Brighton, England.   (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, FILE)
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(Newser) – Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, formerly Meghan Markle, shared some happy news as they began their first overseas tour. Kensington Palace says the duchess is pregnant with the couple's first child and is due to give birth in the spring. The couple wed in May and royal-watchers suspected the duchess was pregnant when she arrived at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Saturday wearing a long, dark coat, the BBC reports. The couple arrived in Sydney, Australia, on Monday to kick off a 16-day tour that will also include stops in New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga, reports the Guardian.

The couple "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," the palace said in a statement. The baby will be seventh in line to the throne, but as a great-grandchild of the monarch, he or she will not have the title of prince or princess unless the queen intervenes, the Telegraph reports. A first son of Harry's would have the title Earl of Dumbarton, one of his lesser titles, while a daughter would be Lady Mountbatten-Windsor. (Read more Meghan Markle stories.)

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