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
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Kensington Palace announced Monday that Prince Harry (34) and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Megan Merkel (37), are expecting the first child. “Their Excellencies Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they are expecting a child to be born in the spring of 2019. Their Excellencies appreciate all the support they have received around the world since their wedding last May and are happy to share the happy news with the public.”
The news of pregnancy is the culmination of an extraordinary relationship that shook the rigid palace rules. In 2016 rumors began to emerge that Prince Harry was having a relationship with Merkel, an American actress who starred in the Suits series. Although she is divorced, older than the prince and her mixed origin, she was warmly welcomed into the palace and became particularly fond of Queen Elizabeth.
After months of rumor, significant Instagram images and one unusual message in which Harry attacked the media, the couple first appeared together publicly a year ago. Harry and Megan appeared together in a tennis game held as part of Invictus, a Paralympic tournament featuring soldiers and veterans in Canada, and received applause from the audience.
The exciting marriage proposal came two months later, while the couple spent time together in their house preparing roast chicken. In an interview given to the BBC a few days after the proposal in question, the two revealed details of their relationship: “I fell in love with Megan in a flash,” Harry said. “All the stars lined up and everything was perfect, and suddenly a beautiful woman who just stumbled into my life – and I stumbled into her life.”
Although Megan’s family has raised difficulties and embarrassed her publicly, the couple married last May in an event that the Daily Telegraph estimated the 1.9 billion people had watched it around the world. The event was particularly moving since a monarch never married a woman of mixed origin.
Despite the exciting story of the couple and the royal wedding, the Duchess encountered many difficulties and was unable to get used to the royal lifestyle. Sources close to Merkel told US Weekly that she was overwhelmed by the so many laws that apply to her, now that she is holding an official Teitel. “She is still trying to adapt to the royal guidelines, but she is very much trying and studying,” said the report.
The couple arrived in Sydney today, where they will begin their official visit to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga. Merkel was documented trying to hide her pregnancy with a binder, but such good news cannot remain secret for long. Congratulations also from us!