Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

There's a New Royal Baby On the Way

There's a New Royal Baby On the Way

Prince Harry and Meghan's first official royal tour will include time in Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Fraser Island, as well as other Commonwealth countries, including Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

Kensington Palace says the duchess is pregnant with the couple's first child and is due to give birth in the spring.

The more than two week official visit will take in multiple stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand - all parts of the Commonwealth of states formerly colonised by Britain. Hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the couple after they landed.

Harry and Markle's kids could also go by the hyphenated last name, Mountbatten-Windsor - which, technically, is the official surname for all descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

And some people suggested that the baby - the Queen's eighth great-grandchild - could even arrive on the same day, with one joking: 'Just imagine the celebrations'. "Ms Doria Ragland is very happy about the lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild", the statement added.

"I've always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch", she previously said.

But regardless, the frenzy that's descended on Australia now - brought with them from Kensington Palace - has only increased and will make this Australian leg of the Royal Tour perhaps our most memorable visit from the British Royal Family yet.

The news comes after the couple arrived in Australia on Monday for their first major worldwide tour since getting married.

Harry and Meghan will return to London from Auckland on November 1.

In her first solo charity project since the wedding, she launched a cookbook in September in support of families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London.

Like Harry, who is known for being at ease with youngsters, Meghan has impressed onlookers with her affectionate nature when meeting children on royal walkabouts.

The duchess wrote the foreword to the recipe collection entitled "Together: Our Community Cookbook,"produced by women who suffered from the fatal blaze".

The royal pair decided against an official welcome at Sydney airport, instead opting for a more low-key entrance where they were ushered out a back door and into a waiting vehicle.

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