News broke earlier today about The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan expecting their first 6 months from now. The royal family was informed last week during Princess Eugenie’s wedding. The Queen and Meghan’s mum Doria has reacted to the news, sharing their excitement.
The “delighted” Queen has today congratulated Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they announced they are expecting their first royal baby.
Harry and Meghan told Her Majesty she would be having her eighth great-grandchild next spring during Princess Eugenie’s wedding at Windsor Castle on Friday.
The Queen and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, have said they are “delighted” to be welcoming their eighth great-grandchild in a joint statement with Prince Charles, who will have four grandchildren when baby Sussex is born next year. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton also hailed his brother and sister-in-law’s good news.
Meghan Markle’s mother also expressed her joy amidst the news her daughter, the Duchess of Sussex, is about to give her her first grandchild.
Doria Ragland issued a statement in which she said she was “very happy about this lovely news” and “looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild”.
Meghan, 37, is in “good health” and has had a successful12-week scan. The baby is due in late April 2019, possibly around St George’s Day, April 23, meaning the child could share a birthday with cousin Prince Louis.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby, when it arrives in the Spring of 2019, will be the 7th in line to the throne, pushing Prince Andrew of York down to number 8.
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