Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who got married in May, are expecting a baby next spring, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.
A dukedom can only be inherited by a male heir, however, if the couple welcome a daughter, they would not be given the title of duchess and will reportedly be known as Lady.
The news has been announced as the couple began a tour of Australia.
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. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
Meghan is said to be in ‘good health’ and they have had a successful 12 week scan – suggesting that the baby is due in late April, possibly around St George’s Day.
Pregnancy rumors went into overdrive today as Meghan got off the plane in Australia and was seen holding her stomach – and later covered her midriff with a folder.
Congratulations to the happy couple!