Watch Prince Harry Nervously Speak About His "Upcoming Baby" While in Australia
It's official: Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child together. The happy couple kicked off their tour of Australia with the news, and at a reception at Admiralty House yesterday, Prince Harry made his first public comments about Meghan's pregnancy.
He thanked the crowd for the "warm welcome" and then continued, "We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby," before adding, "be it a boy or a girl."
Here's everything we know about the future member of the Sussex family.
HARRY AND MEGHAN ANNOUNCED THE NEWS BEFORE KICKING OFF A 16-DAY ROYAL TOUR OF THE OCEANIA REGION.
"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," reads a tweet from Kensington Palace sent on the morning of Monday, October 15.
"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."
WHEN IS MEGHAN DUE?
In the official announcement, Meghan and Harry shared that they are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019. Given that Meghan has reportedly had her 12-week scan, many royal correspondents are speculating that she will give birth in April or May of next year.
MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ARE "DELIGHTED" BY THE NEWS.
As is Meghan's mother, who issued a statement through Kensington Palace about her daughter's pregnancy saying she is "very happy at this lovely news and is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild."
IS MEGHAN HAVING A BOY OR A GIRL?
At this point, the baby's gender has not been confirmed publicly, and it's possible Meghan and Harry will follow in Will and Kate's footsteps and choose not to reveal it until after the child is born.
BOOKIES ARE ALREADY TAKING BETS ON THE BABY'S NAME.
It what has become something of a British tradition, oddsmakers have already deemed Victoria, Albert, Diana, Arthur, and Alice as the top picks. More on our predictions here.
WILL THE ROYAL BABY HAVE A TITLE?
Regardless of whether the baby is a boy or a girl, Prince Harry's child will be seventh in line to the throne, behind his or her father, and will remain ahead of any other children Harry and Meghan have in the future. But he or she might not be a prince or princess.
Due to a century-old rule regarding royal titles, if it's a boy, he will be styled as Earl of Dumbarton, and if it's a girl, she will be styled as a Lady similar to how Lady Louise's title is currently styled. That is, unless the Queen steps in and gives the child another title.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.