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Royal baby on the way: Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

Updated : 2018-10-16 12:31:13

Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday.

The announcement came 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. Hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the couple after they landed.

"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," the palace said in a statement.

The trip will include attending the Invictus Games, a visit to a Sydney zoo and visit the rural Flying Doctor service.

The prince and the former actress married in a glittering service in Windsor in May.

Image Source: Reuters/Associated Press (AP)

People take photos of Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
People take photos of Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, greets the crowd at the Sydney Opera House in central Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, greets the crowd at the Sydney Opera House in central Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex shakes hands with a member of the public during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex shakes hands with a member of the public during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry waves to members of the public during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry waves to members of the public during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry greets members of the public during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry greets members of the public during a visit at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Girls hold posters during a visit by Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Girls hold posters during a visit by Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Crowds wait for the arrival of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Sydney Opera House in central Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Crowds wait for the arrival of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Sydney Opera House in central Sydney, Australia. October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry, right, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Pavilion Building in Brighton, England. Kensington Palace announced Monday Oct. 15, 2018, that Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in spring 2019. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, FILE)
Britain's Prince Harry, right, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Pavilion Building in Brighton, England. Kensington Palace announced Monday Oct. 15, 2018, that Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in spring 2019. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, FILE)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public outside the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (Dan Himbrechts/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public outside the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (Dan Himbrechts/Pool via AP)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is given flowers outside the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Dan Himbrechts/Pool via AP)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is given flowers outside the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Dan Himbrechts/Pool via AP)
Meghan the Duchess of Sussex receives native flowers from 4-year-old Findlay Blue after she and Prince Harry officially opened the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Peter Parks/Pool via AP)
Meghan the Duchess of Sussex receives native flowers from 4-year-old Findlay Blue after she and Prince Harry officially opened the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Peter Parks/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Ruby a Koala during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct.16, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Ruby a Koala during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct.16, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex hold hands as they leave Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct.16, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex hold hands as they leave Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct.16, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex speaks to members of the members of the Australian community at a reception held by the Governor General at Admiralty House in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex speaks to members of the members of the Australian community at a reception held by the Governor General at Admiralty House in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex speaks to Missy Higgins and 9 week old baby Luna at a reception held by the Governor General at Admiralty House in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex speaks to Missy Higgins and 9 week old baby Luna at a reception held by the Governor General at Admiralty House in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)
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