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Posted: October 15, 2018

Meghan Markle pregnant, expecting first child with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Expecting First Child

By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LONDON —

The Duchess of Sussex – known as Meghan Markle until her May wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry – is pregnant, Kensington Palace announced Monday.

>> Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights

“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 tweeted

>> PHOTOS: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce baby on the way

In a second post, the palace added: “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.”

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Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, “is very happy about this lovely news, and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild,” the palace said in a statement, according to People magazine.

Reporters from multiple news outlets said the palace would not say whether Meghan had told her father, Thomas Markle, that she was pregnant.

The news came as Meghan and Harry began a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, The Associated Press reported.

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Photos: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce baby on the way

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The baby will be the seventh in line to the British throne after his or her grandfather, uncle, cousins, and father. The baby is due in Spring 2019.

Ben Birchhall/AP

Royal Wedding Photos: The kiss, the ring and other highlights

Ben Birchhall/AP

Royal Wedding Photos: The kiss, the ring and other highlights

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)

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