Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expecting a baby

British royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first child Kensington Palace announced on Twitter early Monday.

Ms Markle is about 12 weeks pregnant, according to the palace, and is due in the spring.

The couple, officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is currently on a 16-day tour of Australia and New Zealand, with them landing in Sydney over the weekend.

They are also scheduled to make stops in Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga. The palace said it is not making any changes to the schedule.

Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, were married in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.

The pair met in 2016 after being set up by a mutual friend and were engaged a little over a year later on November 27, 2017.

Harry’s older brother, William, has three children with Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge — George, Charlotte and Louis.

Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is excited about the news and looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild, according to a conference call with palace officials. Ragland accompanied the couple to Australia.

There was no comment on whether Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, who did not attend the couple’s wedding on May 19, was told of the pregnancy.

Google said searches for “when is spring?” had spiked suddenly following the announcement that Harry and Meghan were expecting a child during the season.

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