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Meghan Markle pregnant: Prince Harry, Duchess of Sussex expecting their first child

Royal wedding Harry and Meghan on their wedding day
Melinda Barton | 16 October, 2018, 09:00

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his newly expecting wife Meghan met koalas and participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Sydney's Taronga Zoo on October 16.

So the big tour Down Under hasn't even got underway - and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are leading the news bulletins.

And as the happy couple arrived in Australia on Sunday for their first official tour since they got married, Meghan oddly carried purple folders in front of her stomach, with many people quickly putting two and two together. "Thank you, that's so sweet", Meghan said on receiving the toy. The Palace also revealed that the Queen along with the Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William and Kate Middleton were "delighted" when they found out about the news.

The couple were also introduced to Lynx, a short-legged echidna, a cute but spiky mammal from the region. A spokesman confirmed to reporters that Meghan and Harry sought medical advice and decided it was safe to continue their travels.

Meghan tentatively touched Lynx' spines after being invited to pet the echidna.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who plans to climb with Harry to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, told Parliament on Monday that he commended the prince for coming to Sydney for the Invictus Games and welcomed the couple. Their two-week trip will take them to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. The dress created a tent-like silhouette, making many fans wonder if she was hiding a small bump beneath it.

She is due in the spring of 2019, less than one year before her and Harry's one-year wedding anniversary.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne Cosgrove stand in the grounds of Admiralty House in Sydney on the first day of the royal couple's visit to Australia, Oct. 16, 2018. I said, "Well you should, because your mother, you know, produces them to us".

Princess Eugenie has only just hung up her wedding gown, and already her cousin Prince Harry has stolen the spotlight.

Father-to-be Prince Harry, made a bee-line for the first baby he could see: six-month old Rueben Henriques and tweaked his chubby cheeks. Now, the question is where the new arrival will fit into the line of succession of the British royal family.

Betfair spokesman Katie Baylis said: "Meghan's loose coat at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday led to speculation that an announcement was imminent and now that we have it, the Royal Baby name game starts".