Kensington Palace has revealed how those nearest and dearest to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reacted to their baby news.
The royal family is said to be “delighted for the couple”, while Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is also “very happy” as she prepares to become a grandmother for the first time.
“The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person,” read a statement issued by the palace.
“Ms Doria Ragland is very happy about the lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild,” it continued.
There is still no word from Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, as of yet.
On Monday Meghan’s pregnancy was confirmed, with Kensington Palace releasing a statement just hours after she and Prince Harry touched down in Sydney.
“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,” the palace said in statement on Twitter.
“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.”
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.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
The 34-year-old Duke and 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex’s tour is set to officially kick off today until October 21st.
During that time, they will take in all the sights of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, meeting with locals and carrying out engagements at the Invictus Games in Sydney.
Kensington Palace revealed that their trip “will focus on youth leadership, and projects being undertaken by young people to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the region”.
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