Pregnant Duchess of Sussex starts official Australian tour

Kelley Robertson
October 16, 2018

The Palace also revealed that the Queen along with the Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William and Kate Middleton were "delighted" when they found out about the news.

In a statement, the palace said that Meghan and her husband Prince Harry are "very pleased" with the news.

Harry sat down first, followed by Meghan, and the prince watched on proudly as his wife, a former calligrapher, signed with a flourish.

It's been quite a whirlwind year for Meghan and Harry - in less than one year, they got engaged, tied the knot AND found out she's pregnant!

Another little girl called Dempsey, who held up a sign for hours waiting for Meghan and Harry to make an appearance, also got to chat with the Duchess.

The royal couple then boarded the Admiral Hudson, making the the rough 15 minute journey to the Man O' Warf Steps at the Opera House. "Wishing them all the best", Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

The couple shared the news that Meghan was expecting with the Queen and royal family at Princess Eugenie's wedding.

The royal couple will finish their tour in New Zealand, where they will attend a traditional welcome ceremony at Government House, travel to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, and visit Pillars, a charity that mentors children of prisoners.

Meghan has had her 12 week scan, suggesting the baby was conceived only around 10 weeks after the duke and duchess's Windsor wedding in May.

She turned and said to Harry, "Look at this, Archie drew this. they came straight over, they were very eager to chat". She and Prince William meant to wait until the 12-week mark, but the announcement came much earlier than planned.

VideoHarry and Meghan have met the Governor General and the NSW Premier to kick off the start of the first day of their royal tour down under.

The baby will be seventh in line to the British throne - jumping in above Princess Eugenie, who married Jack Brooksbank on Friday.

It adds to their nursery's Australian-themed menagerie after they were given a stuffed kangaroo and joey by the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove earlier on Tuesday.

The BBC's royal correspondent said scrutiny will only intensify with the announcement Meghan is expecting.

The royal couple's trip Down Under is their only worldwide tour since they were married, apart from a two-day visit to Ireland.

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