Prince Harry, Meghan expecting first child next spring

Posted at 4:21 AM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 06:21:32-04


LONDON (AP) – Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring.

The palace says the couple has “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.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the news of Meghan’s pregnancy, which provided a bit of relief from concerns about the stalled Brexit negotiations.

She sent her “warmest congratulations ” to Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle on Monday.

May tweeted: “Wishing them all the best.”

The prime minister wasn’t invited to Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May. The couple shied away from inviting the country’s politicians to focus on family and friends.

The child will be their first, and the baby is due in the spring.

President Donald Trump’s representative in Britain, U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson, tweeted: “Happy news to wake up to on a Monday morning – congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!!”

The announcement Monday comes as Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The trip officially begins on Tuesday and will see the couple watch the Invictus Games, visit a Sydney zoo and visit the rural Flying Doctor service.

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