Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who have just announced that they are expecting their first child.
This morning, Kensington Palace announced the news that the couple are expecting their first child with an exciting statement via Twitter that read: '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.
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
'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 pair landed in Australia for their first overseas tour together as a married couple, and are expected to go ahead with their planned engagements.
The news comes days after the rumour mill went into overdrive with suggestions that Markle was showing signs of a small baby bump at Princess Eugenie and James Brooksbank's royal wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor on Friday.
Wearing a navy blue Givenchy coat dress, the Duchess notably only fastened the top two buttons of the garment.