The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are expecting, Meghan is already 12 weeks along

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Visit Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in Australia about 14 hours ago? Something like that. As soon as they rested from their journey, they had a special announcement to make on Aussie soil: Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child!! “We been knew,” said every person who saw and felt Meghan’s pregnant vibes at Eugenie’s wedding. That was the first thing I thought when I saw her get out of the car at Eugenie’s wedding – it’s not even that I truly spied a bump, it’s just that she looked different and the coat seemed made for early-maternity-wear. Here’s the announcement from KP:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are soon to be a family of three! The royal couple are expecting their first child together, Kensington Palace confirmed Monday.

“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,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“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.”

A royal source tells PEOPLE that Meghan has had her 12-week scan and is “feeling well.”

[From People]

*counts on fingers* So she got knocked up in July, then they took a big break for most of August, and then went back to work in September. And now she and Harry are about to undertake a massive, 16-day tour. God bless her, she’s going to be exhausted. Anyway, congrats to Harry and Meghan – I’m looking forward to all of the bump-spotting photos from the tour in the next three weeks!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will making their first joint official visit to Sussex at the University of Chichester Tech Park .Bognor Regis 3 October  2018

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  1. erika says:

    Wow! Congrats to the happy couple!

    • PrincessK says:

      Fantastic News! What we have all been looking forward to. I have had very strong feelings that she was pregnant since August. She seemed to be glowing more, and Harry was extra extra protective of her. Especially at the Well Child event in September when he was rubbing her back in a way that said…don’t worry you are doing well, you can get through this. I am fairly sure that she was not well and was struggling with sickness. Also during the cookbook launch the way she gazed into a little girls eyes, spoke volumes. And of course the rumours about Doria taking childcare lessons. Anyway great news I am very very happy for this wonderful couple.

      • Wendy says:

        I had suspicions from August , especially when it was confirmed that Doria was moving to UK ! Congratulations to the Sussexes!
        I also hope the Queen will issued some Letter Patents to give this kid and siblings the Prince/ Princess titles . Currently, Harry and Meghan’s children will be styled as Lord or Lady ( as children of a Duke) and not Prince and Princess.

      • Miss M says:

        But the giveaway was on when she were that Jason Wu dress for the 100 days to peace concert.

      • Mel M says:

        Yes, when she wore that green leather skirt I had suspicions. Just because she has a short torso things will start to show early and she looked a little softer in the middle to me. So happy for them that it was fast and presumably easy. Now the pressure and speculation about her age is off, for now at least.

      • Lilly says:

        Yes! I’m so happy. It all makes me unreasonably happy for people I don’t even know personally.

    • Enough Already says:

      I called it at the cookbook launch! It was the first time I’d ever seen her without bone straight hair at the roots and I knew she had stopped treating her hair for a reason. This is absolutely, absoLUTEly the happiest news!! This amazing, beautiful, compassionate couple is about to embark on yet another journey to make these horrible times a little brighter for so many of us.

      Diana would be so proud of her ginger scamp and his inspirational wife and Charles must be quietly thrilled, the grandchild-loving Camilla even more so. The old windbag annoys me but here’s hoping Phil gets to hold his great grandchild in his arms. I’ll bet the queen has already ordered a custom mini Bentley for tearing around Sandringham in a few years and the Cambridges finally get the unalloyed joy of just being aunts/uncles. As for Doria, it almost makes me reach for the kleenex…could there be a more immaculate ro,e model for baby Sussex? Huzzah!!

      • dietcokehead says:

        The hair was a dead giveaway. I was expecting an announcement after Eug’s wedding but definitely not AT it. I wonder if she is showing that much.

    • Bazoo says:

      Samantha Markle’s head explodes in 3…2…1…

    • Jan90067 says:

      So very excited and happy for them! Mazel Tov! Meghan *has* been just glowing, we’ve all commented on it in here, and Harry has seemed to want kids forever; he’ll make a great dad. I’m so excited for them both 😊. Best wishes for a healthy, happy, child, and an easy birth!

      OMG Scammy is going to PLOTZ hearing this!!

    • RoyalSparkle says:

      Wonderful News!

      Congratulations Duke & Duchess of Sussex!

      Imagine The HRH Sussexs continue work schedule/s as always…. Looking forward to a healthy beautiful pregnancy with continued Royal Duties throughout.

      Quite wonderful to see the Wedding videos with Duchess Meghan getting along with Royal aunt – Princess Anne and cousin Zara, compared to waity Cannot who tried to pull The Duke of Sussex attention from his wife.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      YES, this is wonderful news! So happy for them. And what a beautiful baby it’s bound to be!

  2. Laur says:

    Yay finally people can stop arguing about whether she is or isn’t or when the fertility treatment will start and when the twins will arrive!

    Seriously though congratulations to them, that will be a seriously gorgeous baby. And I guess it makes sense for them to have been trying straight away, a large aspect of her ‘job’ is to produce heirs.

    She also looks great, seems that pregnancy really agrees with her.

    • Himmiefan says:

      I know some people think the royal women are just there to make babies (and in this day and age!), but Harry’s not going to be king, so I don’t think an “heir” is necessary. They’re just a couple who want kids.

      • isabelle says:

        Its probably both and they are 100% expected to have children, if they become King/Queen or not. Royal families need to expanded into the next generation regardless if they are to be actually crowned or not.

      • notasugarhere says:

        In this day and age, royal families do not need to expand. Thrones can go sideways easily. HM is an example of that, as is King Philippe of Belgium.

        There is no lack of heirs in the UK; there are 5000 people in line to the British throne.

      • isabelle says:

        Of course they don’t needed to expand as a number game. However they still continue the practice for cultural/historical/power reasons and that isn’t changing soon. You do realize it is royal politics? Since the royal family is only born or wed into the game, NOT earning a place. So having babies, marrying, is how you keep power & become a placeholder in the family, even in this modern age. Eugenie will be next cause that is exactly what is expected to happen and it will happen if she can become pregnant.

      • notasugarhere says:

        In 2018 the politics surrounding a royal family is in not weighing the taxpayers down with massive numbers of working royals. Or not giving speeches bashing the growth of the African population while expecting your third child (William).

        King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola did not lose their places in the Belgian family because they didn’t have children. If the heir in Luxembourg and his wife do not have children? They won’t lose their place or roles as working royals. He’ll still end up as Grand Duke and eventually the throne would pass to his next brother and that brother’s daughter.

  3. Amy says:

    I knew it!! She has the glow!!

  4. Melly says:

    I am here for this!!! So excited for the Baby Sussex! God that kid is going to be SO cute!
    She’s 12 weeks pregnant now, that means she conceived around the end of July. I’m pretty sure that was right around the time of the sweaty polo match kiss. They made a POLO BABY! Baby Polo of Sussex. That was also prime time for Thomas Markle continually selling out his daughter to any outlet that would pay him. Assuming H&M found out she was preggers early on, the Thomas BS had to be extra annoying when they just wanted to be excited. I really hope the Markles STFU and just let H&M enjoy this period in their lives, but you know they are about to get extra horrible. I would love to be a fly on the wall when Samantha got the pregnancy new alert on her phone though lol.
    Their Australian tour is pretty demanding with 76 engagements in 16 days, Meghan is a trooper if she makes all the engagements! Did anyone see the pics of H&M getting off the plane? The holding the folders when she got off the plane was a little ridiculous and unnecessary. Were they just toying with people?
    End of excited rant.

    • truthSF says:

      “Baby Polo of Sussex” 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • JaneyWithaGun says:

        No, birthday baby. Early august. 10 weeks since conception = 12 weeks pregnant. They count the two weeks between menstruation and ovulation in the pregnancy too.

      • Nikki says:

        I’m impressed with Janey’s knowledge, but it’s the Polo Baby to me, now!! :)

    • PrincessK says:

      😂😂😂…..Oh yes!! The Polo baby…..

    • Darkladi says:

      Cue the batsh*t relatives in 3…2…

      • CooCooCatchoo says:

        I’m sure Sammy Jo had a full-blown fit when she got the news. Cue the sob stories about how cruel Meghan is for denying Thomas the right to meet his grandchild, blah, blah, blah.

      • Susannah says:

        All the Tumblr crazies, conspiracy theorists, Trump supporters who hate Meghan for speaking out against Trump and Daily Mail commenters too. Although I think there’s a lot of overlap in those groups!

    • Darby says:

      I’m willing to bet she’s further along than 12 weeks. They are saying she had her 12 week scan.. but that could have happened weeks ago. I bet she’s closer to 16 weeks if she’s showing to the point that it’s becoming obvious now. I don’t think it was announced she’s 12 weeks along, the media is just inferring it.

      • TaniaOG says:

        I agree with this. I think she’s further along than 12 weeks.

      • BB says:

        Agreed. I don’t think they’d announce it publicly before 14 weeks given her age and that it’s her first pregnancy. If she’s having to hide her belly with folders and coats, she’s got to be more than 12 weeks. She’s big into yoga, right? Strong ab muscles and her first pregnancy, her belly probably wouldn’t show until 14 or 15 weeks at the earliest.

      • BB says:

        Us Weekly is now saying she’s 15 weeks along

      • Carmen says:

        It says she had her12 week scan. It didn’t say WHEN she had it.

  5. Lyla says:

    I knew it. I’ve been getting pregncy vibes from her for awhile.

  6. Misty says:

    Not at all surprised, her face has had the pregnancy fullness look recently.

    Congratulations to them!

  7. Maddie says:

    Congrats but apparently they announced it at Eugenie’s wedding? Seems a little gaudy to me – can’t they let the bride have one day without stealing the attention?

    • Melly says:

      That was my first thought when I read that too! Poor Eugenie had to move her wedding back for H&M, then after moving her wedding back had Meghan’s pregnancy announced to the family on her big day lol.

      • Ninks says:

        They told people, that’s not necessarily announcing it. Ckose family ptobabky already knew and it was a big family occasion and a chance to tell everyone all at once. There was a lot of speculation just from the way Meghan’s coat looked on her. Maybe it was even more obvious when it was off she she was just in her dress and everybody could see she had a bump and no point in playing coy because then everybody would be talking about it anyway.

      • Lunde says:

        I think they wanted to tell the Queen, DOE and Charles in person – but they only came back from Scotland for the wedding and Harry and Meghan left for the tour Saturday or Sunday. Then there was the risk of it leaking out as there was already speculation at the wedding and if some of the 800 guests started talking about her not drinking etc then the tour would be ruined by “bump watch”. It doesn’t appear to have been common knowledge as it did not leak out.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Eugenie didn’t move her wedding back. You can have more than one royal wedding in a year, see W&K and Zara and Mike. It is more likely Eugenie and Jack delayed their wedding, or Jack delayed his proposal, because of Beatrice breaking up with her long-time boyfriend. That and getting the lease mess at Ivy Cottage figured out before they married.

    • Sarah Joanne says:

      Incredibly gauche. It’s not like they HAVE to announce it by any date – this isn’t an heir to the throne. They could have waited a week or so. She’s not exactly going to have a huge bump right now.

      • SB says:

        Yeah, she had to announce it to get ahead of the story as she is showing and people are noticing. As soon as she got off the plane in Australia she was trying to hide the bump with binders. Binders are the new giant handbag, lol.

      • Sarah Joanne says:

        “Get ahead of the story”? People have been saying they were pregnant since before the wedding. Every time she’s been photographed since the wedding, there’s been a “She’s pregnant! Look at her stomach!” “No! It’s just the dress” back and forth.

      • Natalie S says:

        She looks pregnant (even I could spot it) and they’re now going to be on a heavily photographed tour.

        This is probably the dumbest criticism I’ve heard yet. Poor woman isn’t even allowed to announce she’s pregnant without people trying to insist she’s overstepping. By the end of the day we’ll hear that she somehow broke royal protocol.

        Can Meghan live? Can we let her live?

      • BB says:

        Lmao people LOVE to accuse her of breaking “royal protocol”

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Source, please? Do you really believe this?? I don’t think they did this or seem like the type of people to do this at all! Please stop trying to stir up $hit.

      The news I read (Omid Scobie, referencing a media call with KP) says that OTHER PEOPLE were able to congratulate them in person at the wedding. This in NO WAY implies they ran around telling people at the wedding, but rather that other people ALREADY KNEW at the wedding! (Sorry for the shouting, but COME ON, lol!)

      Omid’s direct tweet says: “The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke & Duchess of Cambridge “are delighted for the couple” and were able to congratulate the Sussexes in person at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.”

      Makes the conversation with Anne a bit more illuminating, perhaps…

      • Melly says:

        It was reported in a couple different places that they told people about the pregnancy at the wedding. I’m sure the sources aren’t great though. But it’s gossip and it’s fun and it doesn’t really mater. I don’t see how that’s stirring up shit.

      • Ms. Turtle says:

        Emily Nash on Instagram reported that they shared the news with the royal family at the wedding. Whether it’s true or not, that is what is being reported.

        I’m so happy for harry & Meghan. And yet I still feel a bit bad for Eugenie. Her wedding will be bumped from top news at the same time she’s being bumped down the heir to the throne list.

      • Tina says:

        Eugenie’s wedding has never been top news. And frankly, as happy as I am for Harry and Meghan, the failure of the Brexit talks really needs to be all that anyone is talking about right now. We are at a precipice of total disaster.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        It’s far different to tell family members individually at the rare event where they are seeing them all in one place (which is what I would wager is how it happened) than to use the occasion of Eugenie’s wedding to stand and make a formal announcement to the entire gathering. Ffs, there is NO WAY that is how it happened, and people are getting their Spanx in a knot over nothing.

      • Nic919 says:

        There is no way Charles didn’t know before the wedding. And William and Kate knew as well because they both got dropped off at the chapel to conceal the fact that with the wind there is no way Meghan could have concealed her bump. Everyone was speculating why they didn’t walk in like Anne and Sophie and now we know why. William was giving his brother cover.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I would say that they told people, not necessarily the family at Eug’s wedding – the immediate family would have probably already known. If they told family it would have been extended family, like 2nd cousins etc..

      • Dixiebells says:

        Yeah I agree I think it’s hard to know what exactly happened but I doubt it was, oh Harry would like to commandeer the microphone and make an announcement to all 800 people here. I think it was more a combination of some people already knew, the news was circulating as it can in large families, plus knowing they were about to go on a two week trip of being photographed daily and it probably being at high speculation if she looks different. So add all those things together I feel like it was more a topic of conversation knowing the press release was coming up than an “announcement”. I also find it interesting people are so sure of the family dynamics behind the scenes. I’ve always read Harry is close to Beatrice and Eugenie. She might not have cared. I mean with a huge wedding reception she’s not policing every conversation that isn’t about her. Nor does she seem the type to. I dunno I feel like the wording of this supposed source makes it sound tackier than I’m guessing it was.

      • Lunde says:

        There was obviously no grand announcement as some are assuming – otherwise it would have leaked with 800 guests. But I can believe that they visited the Queen’s apartment for a cup of tea.

      • Nic919 says:

        Everyone was speculating about the pregnancy in the press with her outfit so was she supposed to lie? She wasn’t drinking alcohol and looked pregnant. I really don’t think Eugenie was such a bridezilla that if Meghan’s pregnancy was discussed by other guests she would be upset. Harry is her first cousin. She would be happy for him. I bet she already knew anyway. And Harry didn’t interrupt the speeches to announce this. I mean it’s normal to learn about these things at weddings. It’s the best time to catch up with family.

      • Agenbiter says:

        @Nic919 – Agree strongly with every sentence. Commenters are acting like a bridezilla level of self-absorption is appropriate and normal: “I must have the spotlight solely on meeeee for for at least three days!!” That wouldn’t be happy or healthy for anyone, including the bride and groom.

    • PrincessK says:

      Oh please, do you really believe everything you read on DM or other rags?? Palace insiders and senior royals knew about the pregnancy weeks ago. Also some journalists knew about it for sure. One particular journalist trusted by Kensington Palace provided her strong hint that she was pregnant during the visit to Sussex.

      if they had announced it before Eugenie’s wedding that would have been stealing her thunder, and they could not announce it during the two week tour. This is the best time to make the announcement and also hopefully people will be careful not to overwork or wear her out.

      • Tracy says:

        Folks got to complain about something. Some will be butt hurt over her maternity outfits and the baby’s name (clutching pearls)

    • Natalie S says:

      Seeing as they were scheduled to go to an area with Zika, isn’t it more likely that everyone already knew rather than the theory that they waited until the weekend before they were supposed to leave on their tour?

      • JadedBrit says:

        Much more likely – because women can avoid Zika complications once they’re over the 12 week hurdle. Five months, six months, no matter – they won’t be infected. That being said the trip has been exceptionally well planned and timed… :)

      • Nic919 says:

        Wow I didn’t know that. So obviously for her to get pregnant within such a precise time frame shows that she had no fertility issues.

      • Karen says:

        All of my friends plus myself had no problems conceiving over 35. Everyone is different. My friend had twins at 50 years old! Just fertility drugs no invitro.

        Brides are now older and they are having babies later.

      • guest says:

        Somebody on here mentioned she had been taking fertility meds since before the wedding. I can believe that rumour, makes sense. They wanted to start a family right away

      • Masamf says:

        The queen had prince Edward at 39years, Kate just gave birth to prince Louis at 37, my mom had her last at 48, second last at 46, and etc, NO FATILITY DRUGS if i must add. Why are people speculating and spreading such nonsense? Women CAN actually EASILY conceive naturally after 35, geez!!

      • megs283 says:

        Um, it is not safe for a pregnant woman to be exposed to Zika at ANY point during the pregnancy. Check the CDC. Nowhere do they mention that it’s ok after 12 weeks.

    • JadedBrit says:

      We’ve only got the Daily Heil via one “source” to substantiate this claim – hardly watertight, is it?
      As for the “poor Eugenie” nonsense – she’s now tenth in line and not a working Royal. Of course Harry’s wedding came first. What, he should have put it off to accommodate his hideous uncle and Fergie, the woman who fell out with his mother in such a catastrophic manner? To step back for her would have been shockingly bad form and break protocol, if nothing else.
      Besides, Eugenie had a 3 day shindig with her security courtesy of the taxpayer, Andrew ignored any claims of overspending and ostentation… She really did have her day.

    • Peg says:

      They did not announce it the wedding, they were congratulated in person by the Queen, Charles, the Cambridges at the wedding, because they knew already.

    • Megan says:

      It’s a big family, sometimes announcements are going to overlap, it’s the way it is. I really doubt they ANNOUNCED it at the wedding, they made such a point of ducking into the church quickly which I felt was to avoid pulling focus, I really think they have better manners than announcing during the reception.

    • Veronica S. says:

      It depends on the family, and it depends on the state of their relationships, IMO. I’ve been at some weddings where it’s people were trying to steal attention from the couple, and I’ve been at others where announcements like that just increased the sense of happiness and satisfaction among everyone in a family gathering.

    • Coco says:

      Oh please. Gaudy? Gauche? Telling your family about a pregnancy is happy, exciting news. They didn’t do a press release or sit down for an interview at the wedding. If true, they told their family what was plainly obvious at 12 weeks. If a family member or friend had told us they were pregnant at our wedding I would have been overjoyed for them, our family/community, and considered it an extra special gift to find out on my special day. Not everything is a competition. Joyful news makes an already wonderful day even better.

    • Masamf says:

      Im apologizing before I post. To all Brits in this site, Im a really sorry to break it to you that princess Eugenie is not well known worldwide. She might be a household name in the UK but TBH, a lot of people in other countries do not know her at all. If Harry had not married before Eugenie, I doubt many people would even have cared about her wedding. But Harry sort of trailblazer for her so when her wedding was announced, there were a lot of people that got interested not because of Eugenie but because they wanted to see what Meghan and Kate would wear. To all the haters that claim that Meghan rained on Eugenie’s party, the truth is Eugenie is the one riding on the Sussexes coat tails, there is no Eugenie party to rain on, there never has been. The Sussexes announcing this news was intended to all they fans worldwide, and they have tons of them. So if some Brits feel Eugenie’s party was pooped on, look at this like the announcement was not for Eugenie fans but for Harry and Meghan fans who don’t even know who Eugenie is. Another thing that people have to know, none of these announcements happen without the head honchos signing off of anything. This announcement at this particular time was approved by HM and by PoW.

      On another note, I’m so thrilled for the Sussexes. Im gonna be honest, I got thrown off by the Oz schedule, I should have followed my gut feeling. Meg looked preggers to me in the blue wrapper top when they visited the university and I also thought at the launching go the cookbook, her skirt was higher than necessary and she was tagging at her court when she got out of there car, she doesn’t do that usually. Congrats to my fav couple.

      • Lady D says:

        There are 57 Commonwealth countries. Fifty seven. We know who Eugenie and Bea are, we’ve known since their birth. They might no be your favourite royals, but trust they are well known. Trying to pretend they are nonentities in the Royal family is not going to fly.

      • noway says:

        Also a non-Brit, and yes I know who Eugenie, Beatrice and especially Sarah are. Prince Andrew was what Prince Harry is now for a long time- the spare. Andrew was the cute Prince, while Charles not so much. (sound familiar William/Harry) Although, I’m old enough to remember when William was the hot prince too. Honestly, I never remember Charles being that, but I’m not that old maybe he was too. Now I think the majority of people who don’t know Eugenie are just not into royalty, which is probably a good thing, but still.

        I think the announcement was done by Kensington Palace and the Queen. I’m sure other family members knew about it so I don’t think it was announced to rain on Eugenie’s day. Probably why it was announced on Monday and the wedding was on Friday. I don’t think the gossip rags have it wrong entirely they are just trying to make it seem more salacious than it is.

      • Lilly says:

        @Masamf I did know who she was, but I studied and lived in London for a long time. But, yes a friend of mine, who is in her early 20′s, didn’t really know and only got interested in the Eugenie wedding because she became a huge fan due to Meghan and Harry’s engagement/wedding. Your post made me smile. Many good and fair points.

      • Nic919 says:

        Everyone here posting on this site knows the royals. Go ask your dad or your brother if they know who Eugenie or Beatrice are. They won’t. Even from commonwealth countries. This is a self selecting group so it isn’t representative of the entire commonwealth population. Most people know the Queen, Charles, Harry and William. And Diana. And now Kate and Meghan. They don’t know Sophie or Edward and maybe they know Andrew and Fergie if they are of a certain age. At best Eugenie gets a “oh that’s one of Andrew’s daughters”. I mean most still can’t pronounce her name.

      • Laura says:

        It doesn’t matter if Eugenie is famous, she still deserves to be the focus of her own wedding – everyone wants that.

      • jwoolman says:

        I’m in the US Midwest and not really a royal watcher, but I knew who she and her sister are and would be able to pick them out of a police lineup (can’t guarantee that I would know which was which, though). I know Fergie is their mom but keep forgetting their father’s name.

        Wasn’t she working here in the US for a while? Or was that her sister?

        I probably mostly know them from this site, though. But I think a good chunk of Americans get interested in royal weddings, especially the British ones since we can understand the language more or less. (I would like subtitles on britcoms and British dramas, though.)

      • Masamf says:

        Look you can argue till you blue in the face but the truth is still that very few people know who Eugenie is. Hey many don’t even know TQ has any other children other than prince Charles. I myself am from a commonwealth country and I can safely say that a large %age of people in my country only know HM, princes William and Harry and their father prince Charles, that’s it. Diana did a very good job sort of opening up the BRF a bit and a lot of people outside of the UK know members of the BRF because of Diana and what transpired in her marriage to PoW. Blood princess or not, Eugenie is known by just a minority of people worldwide, many don’t even know who prince Andrew is. Lots don’t know who princess Ann is, and if you ask people who prince Edward is, you’ll draw a blank face from a tons of people. So yeah, Harry marrying at Windsor is the reason why a lot of people even got remotely interested in Eugenie’s wedding!

    • Jan90067 says:

      OR perhaps they told close family BEFORE the wedding and the baggy coat surprised NO ONE because family knew already! We don’t know, but it’d be not that far fetched to do so.

    • skipper says:

      Did they really? I had not heard that.

    • Himmiefan says:

      I simply can’t see them announcing it at the wedding and taking the attention from the bride. They both have better manners than that. I can see them, though, telling a few friends, which is much different from doing a major announcement.

    • Gina says:

      Personally I wouldn’t have made a pregnancy announcement at someone else’s wedding. British Royal Family or not. It does seem a bit gauche to me. Your wedding day is about you. Both of them (Princess Eugenie and Duchess Megan’s) special day / announcement lost a teeny bit of magic getting entangled in each others business.

    • RoyalSparkle says:


      Find it hard to believe Princess Wedding was the time of the announcement – considering how thoughtful The Duke Duchess of Sussex are… and Princess Eugene/ Bea (and cousins Zara and brother) are VERY close to cousin Prince/Duke Henry.

    • rpl mama says:

      It’s also Pregnancy Loss and Infant Remembrance Day today (October 15). Incredibly tacky and insensitive of them, but I would expect nothing better from the BRF at this point.

      • Peg says:

        So women delivering babies today are told to cross their legs by Drs. and midwives, until the day is over.
        How tacky and insentive.

      • Mel says:

        It is a sad thing but a) I’ve never heard of this day and b) I wouldn’t expect everyone else’s world to stop because a particular day has meaning to me.

      • entine says:

        My mom and dad lost a son at his birth. HE never ever mentioned him as it was the dr’s fault and it made him incredibly angry, it her too much. (he sedated my mom and went to celebrate father’s day, when he came back the baby was already dead). My mom just never got over it and had us latter children at home, which was very risky for her, and she cried for that baby even when she was 80 years old, no special day needed. As for that, she loved Diana, was a fan, and would have been very happy to hear about Harry finding love and creating a family.

    • OkieOpie says:

      More than likely she is showing already and when she didn’t drink alcohol at the wedding, they got questioned about it. I don’t think they stole anything away from Eugenie. Announcing it to the media after the wedding was very tactful of them. Telling friends and family at the wedding itself not “gauche’

  8. MCV says:

    Can’t wait for the baby gender/name predictions 😂
    Wishing a healthy pregnancy for her and hoping that the Markles stay quiet

  9. RBC says:

    Wasn’t Doria in England recently to support Meghan during that cookbook launch? People were wondering why she was there, but it is making sense now. M&H wanted her to hear the news in person.

  10. liriel says:

    Congrats! Happy for them.
    Kate and Meghan conceived VERY QUICKLY after the wedding. I know the best healthcare and all but still it’s very impressive! No struggle.
    It’s going to be fun though, on one hand Kate has to return to work and Meghan withdraw and take maternity leave. Or maybe they’ll be both pregnant.
    Coying with folders was a bit actress-y but all is forgiven.
    Poor Eugenie though, she simply can’t have at least a week or at least a day all about herself. Oh well.

    • AG-UK says:


    • LizB says:

      Some people don’t need help/healthcare conceiving. If we lived in the old days, I would be non-stop pregnant. Husband and I can basically pick a month and it happens. Not bragging, but that’s the way it is.

      • liriel says:

        Good for you, for some it takes months or years.. So many desperate couples struggling. My friends being one of them. So it depends. I’m just saying that royal ladies are lucky!

      • Seraphina says:

        Correct, it can take months and some may take years. I was 30 when married and my obgyn said for most couples trying 75% take up to a year. I thankfully took a month or two. But yes, good doctors also help. Let’s not discount that nor the fact that Megs is not at peak child birth bearing years (that’s sadly close to 20 I believe)

        Congrats to her and Harry. Can’t wait to see her fashion with the bump and all the guessing on gender. A healthy and speedy delivery to mom and baby. Let the name guessing begin!!!

      • Jegede says:



        I know friends who sadly struggle, but then I have friends and family who it’s like you just need to put your coat next to theirs and they’re pregnant!

        It’s a different story for everyone and it’s not all based on wealth.

      • Sarah Joanne says:

        Sex of the baby, right? Not gender? Bit hard to pick up gender from a scan.

      • Aang says:

        Thank you Sarah Joanne.

      • HeyThere! says:

        LIZB, same. That is how I planned both my kids birthdays the month I wanted. I have no idea why but getting pregnant is very simple for us. That’s just our reality. Not bragging. This is our truth. We have to be very, very careful because one slip up and we have another family member in 40 weeks.

      • liriel says:

        Seraphine that’s exactly what I meant. I think that Meghan is lucky to be able to get pregnant so quickly! At 38 no less when fertility drops, it’s a fact. I know some women who are obsessing for years and can’t conceive so it’s not a dig at Meghan. She and Kate are very lucky, they wanted a family, the pressure is off!

      • BB says:

        She just turned 37 in August, so she was 36 when she conceived. Us Weekly is saying she’s 15 weeks along already.

    • Pandora says:

      I conceived at 34 about a month after husband and I stopped using condoms. I was always careful previously and honestly unsure if I was going to get pregnant because it has never happened before. For some it’s not a struggle. We definitely planned on a child but were a bit surprised how quickly it came along.

      • isabelle says:

        34 is int he fertile window, you aren’t at the top of your fertility but you also aren’t close to the bottom. You can get pregnant fairly easy (if everything in the normal range) in a few months at 34 if you really trying to get pregnant.

    • PrincessK says:

      I am sure Eugenie will get pregnant too. Anyway I am sure that Eugenie knows that she can never be anywhere near as newsworthy as Meghan, even Kate, unless she does something really really spectacular knows that.

      • Huh says:

        Maybe in America, not in the rest of the world.

      • Tina says:

        @Huh, does anyone outside of royal watchers in the English-speaking world have any idea whatsoever who Eugenie is? I can’t imagine that they do. Most British people couldn’t tell you if it were Beatrice or Eugenie getting married or how they fit into the royal family.

      • Masamf says:

        @Tina, Eugenie is not known even in commonwealth english speaking countries. The reason Eugenie’s wedding did not get as many spectator as harry’s is because Eugenie is not known by many people, not just internationally but also in the UK itself.

      • Tina says:

        @Masamf, I agree, my question was rhetorical :)

    • Dixiebells says:

      What? Kate was like a year and a half after her wedding.

    • Wendy says:

      Kate waited one year and a half before becoming pregnant with George though.

      I suspected she was pregnant since the beginning of September, the hair but especially her face being rounder were good hints !

      • PrincessK says:

        We have no idea if she is exactly 12 weeks pregnant, I think its a bit more than that. The baggy blue Jason Wu dress she wore to the 100 days Peace conference in early September was a big clue. This is a dress that she will be able to wear quite far into her pregnancy as both the bust area and stomach area are sufficiently baggy.

    • CanadianGirl says:

      Well, Kate conceived 18 months after the wedding, not that quick but I think Harry and Meaghan were also going to try immediately because if they want more than one child, the window is small.

      • CooCooCatchoo says:

        Meghan is the exact age I was when my husband and I married. I understand the pressure to get pregnant ASAP. We started working on making a baby straightaway – I’d never tried to get pregnant before, and didn’t know if we’d have a problem. I had our first at 38, and our second at 41. It appears that Meghan takes good care of herself. I see no reason why she shouldn’t be able to have as many children as she wants between now and her early 40s.

      • Himmiefan says:

        She’s got plenty of time to have 2 – 3 kids.

    • Amelie says:

      Kate didn’t get pregnant with George until a year and a half after she got married. She was married in April 2011. She gave birth to George July 2013. We found out about a monthish into Kate’s pregnancy because she got severe morning sickness almost right away. So no, Kate did not get pregnant right after the wedding.

      • guest says:

        But I don’t think Will and Kate were trying right from the start, that would be odd. THey were much younger.

  11. Charfromdarock says:

    Congratulations to them!

  12. girl_ninja says:

    I’m so happy for them! I could tell at the Coach Core event. Something looked different.

  13. Capepopsie says:

    So sweet!

  14. Adee says:

    Sooo exiting.

    They’ll make great parents.
    I look forward to seeing them grow into being parents, they both seemed to really want to start a family right away.

    Congrats family Sussex!!

  15. bacondonut says:

    YAAAAAAAYYYYY! I’m a sucker for Royal weddings and babies! Big ups to them for waiting until AFTER Eugenie’s wedding to share their happy news. They didn’t steal her thunder. Also it was nice to see Kate and Megan downplay their appearances during the wedding so the the bride could shine on her special day. amazingly cordial family dynamic in action

  16. SimKin says:

    We been knew. The hair was more of a giveaway than anything else.

  17. gingersnaps says:

    Congratulations to Harry and Meghan! Wishing and praying for Meghan to have a healthy pregnancy.

  18. LizB says:

    She won’t necessarily be exhausted. It’s past the 3 month mark and if she was having a rough time of it “morning sickness” wise, I doubt they would go.

    My first pregnancy, never tired, totally normal for the first 7 months. Only until I started getting big was it a drag on my normal life.

    My second pregnancy, sick as a dog for 9 months, never able to function normally.

    Each woman and each pregnancy is different.

    • Anastasia says:

      Yep. She’s in the “honeymoon” of pregnancy now–the lovely second trimester. God I loved the second trimester.

  19. Danielle says:


    I knew she was pregnant at the cook book launch – she was fidgeting with her coat in the mid-section when she got out of the car like she was very self-contious about it clinging!

    BUT I do wonder about the timing of the announcement. Could they have not allowed Eugenie a little more time before stealing her thunder? I wonder did the press get a tip-off or has she suddenly really started showing?

    • Jessica says:

      I wonder about these comments about allowing Eugenie and her hubby more time in the spotlight. I just don’t get it, the general public do not care much about Eugenie and her hubby. I feel like they had a very high profile wedding for how well known they are and if they hadn’t invited half of Hollywood and 300 british celebrities and hangers on ( I mean that derek blasberg guy got an invite????!!) I feel like their wedding wouldn’t have been talked about that much. Not saying this to be mean just that Eugenie is not someone most people even know and a bit weirded out by why they needed to invite every celebrity ever? Are the royals trying to make them happen is that why there’s all these comments about how harry and his wife shouldn’t overshadow them? I mean short of staying away I think it would be very hard for them not to overshadow them.

      • Sarah Joanne says:

        Eugenie does not have the profile of her cousins, for obvious reasons. And basically every move Harry and Meghan make is chronicled endlessly. There are still new photos from Eugenie’s wedding popping up – it was only a few days ago! I’d say the feeling is that everyone knows this was going to take over the headlines – and the feeling is perhaps the announcement could have waited, Meghan could have worn a looser dress here and there, etc in order to give Eugenie maybe a week or perhaps even just 4 days of a bit of the glow being on her.

        I mean, look, if Pippa had given birth today she would have been accused of stealing Eugenie’s thunder somehow, you know?

      • PrincessK says:


      • Natalie S says:

        Andrew is probably upset but I’m going to give Eugenie more credit than this.

        She didn’t get married for the public attention. She and Jack are basking in the glow of being married not thirsty about public attention for their wedding. They had a very happy weekend and now it’s back to regular life. Thinking that Meghan should wear looser clothes to hide her pregnancy while on tour is nuts.

      • Danielle says:

        I mean, I’m not offended by it or anything and I do see the issue if she’s showing, but considering how much the Yorks pushed this wedding I feel like they might be a bit annoyed. Magazines are now going be be giving the front cover to Meghan and Eugenie instead of just Eugenie. I think it’s just interesting timing in terms of gossip.

      • chrissyms says:

        I agree. I think it was the only practical way to announce. At the beginning of a tour that was going to get A LOT of press anyways. Eugenie’s wedding was a bigger deal then I thought it would be. If that is what she wanted….people to talk about her wedding…well then she got her wish. Or I guess Andrew did. COngrats to H&M . My husband had 3 brothers and i have 1 sister and we all got married and had kids in a pretty short period of time. We aren’t royalty I realize but there was no time to be upset about announcements. Just be happy for each other and enjoy the party. Plus Harry and Eugenie are cousins not even siblings.

      • jwoolman says:

        Maybe Eugenie and/or her husband just happen to know all those celebrities. They might socialize. They’re older so they’ve had plenty of time to make friends. Also their parents might know a lot of them and that would influence the guest list.

        I doubt that she just picked them out of a phone book. They must have some connection to the bride or groom or their families.

    • Spark says:

      I think the wedding coat she wore was to draw attention to her belly. Maternity wear at 3 months? On someone as small as her? I highly doubt that was necessary.

      • Jessie Quinton says:

        She wears a lot of tight fitting clothes and she’s quite petite, I’m pretty sure if she suddenly popped a belly overnight it would be noticeable. It happened to me after 12 weeks.

      • Lokigal says:

        she is an older pregnant woman who is petite, with a shorter torso means there is less room inside unlike Kate, so more likely she’d suddenly ‘pop’ quicker. my first baby at 27, i was still able to wear a tucked in shirt at 5 months and only looked like i had a slight period bloat. my second baby at 36? at 8 weeks my boobs went from C to E cup and by the 12th week, my belly was noticeably non-food baby distended.

      • Betsy says:

        Early boating is real. And some women find that constriction on their newly bloated torsos makes them want to vomit (more).

      • chrissyms says:

        I was crazy bloated in the first 3 months. I look pregnant from the start. As soon as I miss a period. It isn’t a baby, it is water retention…but it is real. I agree.

      • Lady D says:

        If she wanted to draw attention to their pregnancy, why did she even bother with a coat?

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Honestly, I think the wedding “thunder” (such as it was…or wasn’t) would be over now anyway because of the 16-day tour. The Sussexes are about to be in the forefront of royal news 24/7 even without the pregnancy. I think they announced now so that there won’t be that added speculation during the tour about her midsection or why isn’t she drinking during receptions/dinners/toasts, etc. This way the news is out and they can get down to the tour business.

      I agree with Jessica that Eugenie is just not that well known as a royal. I read some random comments by Windsor shopkeepers saying things like, there were more police than visitors to Windsor and that the town was a ghost town as soon as the wedding ended. As much as Andrew was trying to play up how huge this wedding was, I just don’t think that’s the reality.

      • PrincessK says:

        Very true.

      • Elvie says:

        People are acting as though Meghan grabbed a microphone at the wedding reception and said “Great wedding Jack and Euj, but we’re having a baby!”

        Everyone’s been speculating for weeks, and she’s tiny so she’s likely popped a bit. She probably wasn’t drinking and they’re going away on your. They probably won’t see the Queen again for a month so they told some people privately. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Harry goes to Fiji alone given the Zika threat so they had to announce it now.

    • Tina says:

      The only thunder in the Sunday papers about Eugenie’s wedding was negative. She should thank her lucky stars that another royal story has come along to chase away the “spongers” narrative.

    • Mego says:

      Saying that almost assumes that Eugenie and Jack got married soley for the purpose of media attention. They had their day and everyone was delighted with it. Meanwhile Meghan, who is under intense media scrutiny, is starting to show and it likely is in her best interests to announce in the hopes that she will get some room to breathe. I could just see tabloid reporters on the hunt trying to get a photograph of her mid section to fuel the thirst for news.

    • notasugarhere says:

      There was speculation for weeks. Two items on the tour have already been changed to avoid Zika, which would have caused more speculation. They either had to announce it before the 12 week scan and be accused of stealing Eugenie’s spotlight, or announce it once they arrived in Australia with the schedule change-up.

  20. Ceecu says:

    I knew it! Their chemistry said to me they’re doing it like rabbits so it was bound to happen! I know the baby will be beautiful! So happy for them!! Congrats

  21. Sway says:

    I want to know what kind of water these royal people are drinking. She is not old, but she is three years away from 40 and still, she gets pregnant on the first or second try? I am not jealous or anything. Just really want to know what is the secret. I started trying at 27, I am 32 now and… no baby. No reason for no baby too. Just “one of those things”… Hurts like hell.

    • marie says:

      It must take a lot of courage to wait that long.positive thoughts coming your way!

      • karmacoma says:

        Sway, it’s called free and unlimited access to the best medical professionals/care in the world.

        My thoughts are with you, and I really hope you too get the happy news you are praying for.

      • Peg says:

        free and unlimited access to the best medical professionals/care in world, and still some women don’t conceived even with IVF.

      • maxine ducamp says:

        As others have stated, pregnancy at any age–or rather getting pregnant naturally– is different for everyone. I had a friend, about Megan’s age, meaning at the age that one hears it is difficult or starts getting difficult to conceive. She was getting married and she and her soon-to-be husband knew that due to the limited window, they wanted to start a family right away. They started trying as soon as they set the wedding date, assuming that it might take a while or it might not work and they’d have to explore other options. She got pregnant right away, and they opted to cancel the traditional wedding they had planned (she’d have been about 7 months along by then) and just have a small courthouse affair. She was in the US and had good but not extraordinary, far be it royal, healthcare. Given a baseline of enough income to maintain a healthy lifestyle and have health insurance, I’d say the level of healthcare or money one has would make more of a difference if you had to have some sort of medical intervention to become pregnant. Based on personal anecdata of friends, more than just the one cited above, who’ve become pregnant without medical intervention after age 36, I would not assume that Megan needed any help getting pregnant.

        Of course, that isn’t to say that some people don’t have tremendous difficulties either getting pregnant or keeping a pregnancy viable at any age. It must be heartbreaking. And just because some people can easily get pregnant after 36, doesn’t mean it’s the norm.

    • Iknow says:

      It will happen for you. I had a friend who went through the same thing for five years. She had her first at 40 and then had three consecutive kids. I have hope.

      • isabelle says:

        Had a friend that did this. She married a younger man, 15 years her junior so they began their family as soon s they were married. She was 40 when they married. they have 3 consecutive kids, 41, 43, and 45. Naturally and all born healthy.

    • PrincessK says:

      There are so many reasons for not getting pregnant quickly. Sometimes it is just anxiety. Two cases known to me personally.

      Story Number One: A couple had been trying for years, they separated and had new partners and both couples got pregnant one after the other.
      Story Number Two: A woman already had a child from a previous relationship, and she was trying to have a baby with a new partner who she had been in a relationship with for over 15 years. Anyway out of the blue he proposed marriage to her and after about a month she was pregnant!

      I also believe in taking folic acid long before trying to get pregnant. I am past having kids but still take folic acid to keep me healthy.

    • Mego says:

      My SIL got pregnant with her first child at 41 naturally and again at 43 birthing two healthy children. I am very happy for Meghan that she didn’t struggle and think it’s smart not to wait.

    • Ladykeller says:

      It’s just easy for some women. Ladies on mom’s side have babies into their 40s with no problem. I got pregnant 37 and 40 with no trying. Meghan could just be lucky. Probably helps that she takes good care of herself.

    • isabelle says:

      The women in my family, get pregnant fairly easy in their late 30s. Look at the women in your family and see if there is a pattern, because fertility/hormone patterns are often genetic (women usually follow the fertility pattern of our mothers & aunts).

    • Mel says:

      @Karmacoma- I got pregnant with my second baby at 35 with no medical intervention and with the last one at 38 with no intervention and no problem at all. So……

      • Andrea says:

        My friend at 35 feared she’d have trouble getting pregnant. 2 months into new relationship she got pregnant. At 37, she got pregnant with second. It happens quickly for some, not so much for others.

  22. Sparkly says:

    Yay, congratulations! I knew it! I knew they were just waiting until after Eugenie’s wedding to announce. It’s hard to hide it any longer, seeing as how we all knew anyway. They didn’t steal any thunder. Life doesn’t stop because someone got married, and if they wanted to tell their family in person before they left the country and announced it publicly, then there’s nothing wrong with that. I hope she has an easy pregnancy and a wonderful birth experience!

  23. karmacoma says:

    The word is she and harry told the family at Eugenies wedding. Which is just… I mean, I don’t like the royals but come on. Let a girl have her day. Poor Eugenie.

    And they chose to announce it today. In the UK, the 15th of October the first day of #waveoflight and infant loss awareness week. A huge movement, there are some harrowing documentries about still birth going out later today, it’s all over social media etc.

    I imagine that thought never penetrated their self obsessed bubble, but you would think the royal PR would of told them to hold back the announcement for a week.

    • Jessie Quinton says:

      Seriously, judgy much? They prob told the poor girl to take off her coat at the wedding and she had to tell them why, I doubt she did it to steal Eugenie’s thunder. And just because it’s infant loss awareness week she needs to hold back her happy news?

      It’s obvious she was showing and couldn’t hide it much longer, and she’s going to have lots of pictures taken when she’s in Australia so it was going to be too obvious.

      • Tina says:

        Oh for heaven’s sake. When people talk about how Meghan is unfairly criticised, this is precisely what they mean.

      • Anastasia says:

        Also she probably wasn’t drinking. That’s obvious.

      • Bella DuPont says:


        A couple of websites you would absolutely adore:
        1) Royaldish: If you ‘d like to see in-depth criticism of the selfish, thoughtless, scandalous way Meghan Markle breathes, swallows and blinks, this is the website for you
        2) Daily Mail – Definitely try the comments section – the Laduree for Meghan haters. Treats of every flavour made of Insults, racist and sexist little nuggets of every stripe under the sun
        3) there’s a third one whose name I’ve forgotten, that starts with a “T”…..

        Enjoy! 😘

    • Ceecu says:

      Ugh. There’s always one negative Nancy in the bunch

    • Millenial says:

      I think they announced this week because they were going to be on tour and photographed constantly. They wanted to get ahead of the speculation.

      I’ve lost pregnancies, but the timing of the announcement during infant loss week doesn’t bother *me* personally. Other women can chime in. In America it’s pregnancy and infant loss *month* – that’d be a long time for pregnant folks to never make an announcement. Not everything is a slight or insensitive.

      I can see why sharing the news at the wedding would be convenient timing-wise, however I do hope they discussed sharing their news with Eugenie and got a tacit blessing before spreading the news at the wedding though.

      • PrincessK says:

        Very true.

      • karmacoma says:

        To be honest, if it was the same in the UK as for you in the USA, and pregnancy and infant loss lasted a month, then I could understand they would have their hands tied. A month is a long time – particually between months 3/4 of pregnancy.

        But it is only a week here. And today in particular is when candles are lit under wave of light … I mean even holding off until tomorrow would of been better.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They’ve changed up the schedule and remove her from two events that might involve mosquitoes. The choice was announce before the wedding and be attacked or announce now with the change in the schedule.

    • Dixiebells says:

      I think they had less of a choice than you’re making it out to be. They are starting a high profile two week tour being photographed multiple times a day. And the speculation was already there and would be escalated up to fever pitch if she’s showing at all. So it feels like more basic PR to me. We know this is going to be a topic of speculation: here’s the truth. I don’t think it was a calculated lack of sensitivity to infant loss awareness week, it’s just things can often be happening simultaneously and sometimes it’s not always ideal. I really think that’s all this way. Same reasoning for discussing it at Eugenie’s wedding. In my own family we had an older child sadly die of cancer. Another cousin attended the wake and funeral while pregnant. There was some discussion about if this would upset the parents. Who were ok and happy to see this family member though it was still such a difficult day. Sometimes you just can’t control the timing of every event to perfectly correspond to other things.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      “so YES, actually – if she had an ounce of humility and decorum she would hold back – what difference does a week make?

      But thinking of other people – well that wouldn’t enter her vapid little head would it. ”

      What about HARRY in all this? He is the one that has been at this Royalty nonsense much longer than Meghan, when are you going to rip him a new one for being inconsiderate?

      Signed: Someone who has lost a baby they think about everyday not just when TV channels decided to highlight the issue.

    • cory says:

      Lmao you honestly sound completely unhinged. #waveoflight the hell are you talking about?

      • Bella DuPont says:


        I wish you had simply left this message, informing and inviting people to observe this time with you – not everyone is aware of it – this is the first I’ve ever heard of it……instead you came at it like a bull in a china shop and sounded rather unhinged as Cory suggested.

        Having said that, thank you for raising awareness of the week I will now go and do some reading on google to enlighten myself further on the topic.

      • Olenna says:

        Agree, cory. Only people who already have a low opinion of the Duchess would spout some venom like this and try to hold her accountable for knowing about and acknowledging an unofficial, little known recognition day. My heart goes out to all women who’ve lost a child, whether in pregnancy or after, but to viciously criticize a women you don’t personally know for announcing her pregnancy is hitting below the belt in the biggest of nasty bitch ways. I believe the immediate royal family already knew about the pregnancy before the wedding, and being together there was their opportunity to congratulate the happy couple. But, people who hate Meghan are gonna hate Meghan, no matter what she does. SMDH.

    • Natalie S says:

      She’s scheduled to go to an area with Zika. Do you really think they didn’t plan for that?

    • Jessie says:

      I have heard myself. I’ve lost 6 babies and I live in the UK. I’m also a Social media manager. No one is making as big fuss about this as you are, lady. It’s unfortunate that people lose children, the timing isn’t perfect, but no one should begrudge her for announcing the already visually obvious! 🙄

    • dietcokehead says:

      People who have lost children think about them all the time, not just during times of media or public awareness. I have a friend who lost a pregnancy three years ago and hasn’t managed to conceive again. Every couple of months she’ll say something off-hand about how she’d have a six month old, a one year old, 15 month old, etc..

      Your comment was so cruel and tasteless. It’s like you decided as soon as the news was announced to be as ugly as possible. They are starting a two week tour with nearly 75 engagements and photographers everywhere. They’ve already begun being photographed in Australia and no one was buying Meg covering her abdomen wth random folders.

    • Mego says:

      There are some of us whose pregnancy dreams didn’t come true, who mourn that and yet still can be overjoyed when other women conceive. Meghan’s joy doesn’t diminish me in the slightest. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and child. I am so happy about this!

    • Gabby says:

      Well said! 👏🏻

    • Zut alors says:

      The proper term is “would HAVE, NOT would OF”. I thought I would point this out to you seeing you’re such a stickler for decorum and the like.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      That’s a pretty crazy asspull. If you do any type of fanfiction or wattpad, I hope you come up with better ways than that to show your audience which female character is The Villainess, LOL. That’s like saying people shouldn’t announce the fact that their own or a loved one’s cancer went into remission because it’s breast cancer awareness month and not everybody survives it.

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        “A pretty crazy asspull” – omg, I love this! Will be incorporating into my vocabulary.

        All the criticism is exhausting. I love posts on the Royals, but damn…why don’t we redirect the hatred toward the real villains of the world.

  24. Nev says:

    Yayyyyy amazing news!!!!

  25. Melania says:

    Congrats! I’m so happy for them, they will be great parents.

  26. TeamAwesome says:

    I am way too excited for people that I will never actually know!!!!!

  27. Tanya says:

    Huh. I’m surprised she’s showing already; she’s tiny and it’s her first baby. Perhaps she’s further along than we’re assuming.

    • Anastasia says:

      You answered your own question. She’s tiny and has a short torso. She’ll most likely show much sooner than Kate ever did.

  28. Digital Unicorn says:

    Congrats, it will be a cute (ginger?) baby. Am surprised they announced it on the same day they start their first tour but given the speculation over the weekend and roughly how far along she maybe she’s probably starting to show.

    Evil Papa Smurf is going to lose his sh!t over this, esp if he found out the same way the rest of us did. Cue, another fake heart attack for attention. He’s quiet at he’s is probably at this very moment negotiating an exclusive interview with The Sun/Mirror/Fail/TMZ where he whines about not being told. You know its coming. He is going to milk it for all the money he can.

  29. Flying fish says:

    Congratulations to Meghan and Harry.🍼

  30. Louise says:

    I feel a bit sorry for Eugenie. She could have had a couple more days.

  31. MyLittlePony says:

    Well, they kind of did steal Eugenie’s thunder a little. It could be because she is clearly showing, but it may also be a PR move as there has been a lot of complaining about the costs of Eugenie’s wedding, and positive image building is needed. Personally I think it would have been nice to wait a day or two as the pregnancy won’t show more in two days than it already does. However, Eugenie certainly had the best tiara moment of them all! I can never quite forgive Kate for choosing the smallest possible tiara, AND hiding it behind all that hair and veil so that no one could actually see it.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      TBH I can’t see Eug being that bothered, she had a fab day that was very well received by the public and press. I can imagine Andrew being a bit miffed about the timing – he seemed to take over the wedding to make it about him and his massive ego.

      Re: Kate and the tiara – girl can’t wear bling which is a shame as she has access to some of the best bling on the planet. She should go to Cams for advice, she can wear the sh!t out of the bling bling.

      • Tina says:

        The Sunday papers were pretty negative about it. If I were Eugenie I’d be pleased to have the spotlight taken off.

    • Ms. Turtle says:

      Imagine if Kate had picked the tiara Eugenie picked. “Who does she think she is!?” would have probably been the reaction. Remember that Kate was a commoner so borrowing a smallish tiara was proportional imo. Eugenie picked the most beautiful for her but also being a blood princess, it makes sense to go big.

      I’ve loved watching all the royal weddings but I still think Kate’s dress is by far the most exquisite. Eugenie wins the tiara game for sure!

      • MyLittlePony says:

        Well, both Meghan and Kate are commoners when it comes to tiaras, but Kate marrying the 3rd in line to throne certainly could have chosen something bigger, or at least let the smaller one show more. Meghan’s was a well chosen one: big enough and visible enough, and also a tiara which has not been seen for a while. And yes, Camilla’s bling is simply great!

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Well Kate’s tiara on her wedding day was, if IRC, the Cambridge Knot which given her title was an obvious choice. It was also the tiara that Diana wore quite often.

      • MyLittlePony says:

        If it only had been… It was the Cartier Halo which is much, much smaller yet a very pretty “starter” tiara.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Oops my bad.

      • wha1ever says:

        Not only did Eugenie beat Kate and Meghan in the tiara game she also beat Zara, Autumn and Sophie. Very impressive to do that!

      • MyLittlePony says:

        She did! Pretty much the tiara moment of the year so far :)

      • notasugarhere says:

        HM chooses the tiara, not the bride.

      • Lady D says:

        I was just going to ask that, nota. It’s the Queen who decides which tiara is worn and she sure did well by Eugenie. The only time she didn’t choose a tiara for a family wedding lately, was the one that was made for Sarah, Duchess of York for her wedding. Fergie got to keep that tiara. I wonder if it was considered for Eug’s wedding or if the queen, knowing Andrew, picked out the showiest one for his sake more than Eugenie’s?

      • notasugarhere says:

        She looks at the dress design and decides. If Eugenie told her about the painting and sashes for the little kids? That might have settled HM on an emerald or sapphire tiara as being the best fit with that scheme.

        When Sarah and then Sophie married in, many of the big tiaras were still with the Queen Mum. She personally inherited all of those Greville jewels including this emerald tiara. When the Queen Mum passed in 2002, that freed up a stash of jewels and tiaras for future use.

    • notasugarhere says:

      They’ve had to remove her from two engagements on the tour because of Zika. The news was either coming out before Eugenie’s wedding or at the start of the tour.

    • ladida says:

      I agree that Kate’s hair and Tiara were all wrong. Still beautiful, but not surprised her hair stylist was sacked. Plus it didn’t hold.

      • MyLittlePony says:

        I do not know for sure but I had the idea royal brides are given two or three tiaras to choose from unless they are getting something to keep…

  32. Belluga says:

    My babydar is way off, I was sure she wasn’t! 😂

    Massive congrants to them. Harry’s looking the happiest he has in a long time.

    Evenore excited for the tour now! Poor Meghan’s going to be exhausted!

  33. Maum says:

    They announced the pregnancy at the wedding?

    Wow, that’s harsh! :)

    • Jessie says:

      She prob took off her coat and turned down alcohol so she had no choice but to announce it.

      • Maum says:

        Imagine though…. ‘doesn’t the bride look lovely? BTW guess what,,,, Tadah!’ :)

        Can’t imagine she’s showing much at 12 weeks though- she’s tiny! I remember with my 1st I just looked a bit fat but not really pregnant until at least 16 weeks.

    • Mel says:

      You really think the family didn’t know already? They’re going on a huge tour, questions needed to be asked maybe postponing/cancelling came up. No one was surprised here, no one. Besides everyone isn’t a Bridezilla who thinks the day they get married is only about HER all day.

  34. Anna nuttall says:

    Meghan and Princess Anne talking in the chapel on Friday. Look at their hand movement. Their conversation suddenly start making more sense. So I reckon they told family before the wedding took place.

    • PrincessK says:

      Of course loads of people knew she was pregnant before Eugenie’s wedding and even Eugenie herself probably knew. Meghan can’t steal Eugenie’s thunder because she never really had much thinner to steal. Anyway, the Australian tour starting two days after the wedding was always going to knock Eugenie off the front pages, new baby or not. Go Meghan! Go Harry!

    • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

      Anna Nuttall thanks for posting video link. That’s cute ☺️

  35. Becks1 says:

    100 comments before 8 am!! CB readers move fast, lol.

    This is super exciting news; I admit I’m surprised (I thought they would wait until after the tour). I wonder if the thinking was “lets see what happens, and if it doesn’t happen before a month or two before the tour we’ll stop” (so that she would be out of the first trimester for the tour if they did get pregnant.) BUT maybe they just didn’t care about the tour at all, at least not as much as others thought they would (including myself, ha.)

  36. Belluga says:

    They didn’t have much of a window to announce, really. Do it before Friday and it dominates the coverage of Eugenie’s wedding. And then they’re on tour from tomorrow, so I can see why they’d want to get ahead of that.

    If she’s showing, it would be obvious at the reception the moment she took off her coat and turned down the champers.

  37. Beach Dreams says:

    Wow, congratulations! There did seem to be little hints in how she dressed and carried herself in the past month.

    And for posters whining about her “stealing” Eugenie’s thunder: PLEASE. I know some of you have been waxing poetic with alternative facts about the so called “true royal wedding” since Friday, but in the real world, this wedding got a ton of criticism from the press and barely caught people’s attention outside the royal fandom. As someone else said above, Eugenie (and Andrew) should be grateful this announcement shifted the media’s attention (though the Sussex arrival to Sydney already did).

  38. Lala11_7 says:

    I’on like getting all up in another woman’s uterus…ESPECIALLY with my horrific history of pregnancy…and ESPECIALLY on the internet…but me and my girl, who have been Anglophiles…ALL OF OUR LIVES…have been saying the “Divine Mrs. M” has been pregnant since August…cause that face and that “GLOW”…was all ALL OVA THE PLACE…even with the pencil skirt outfit…WE KNEW!

    I’M SO FRIGGIN’ HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Becks1 says:

    Re: telling people at the wedding. My guess is the royal family was at Windsor castle before heading to the chapel and Meghan and Harry told the family then. It was probably the easiest way to do it with everyone together in one place. I also feel pretty sure they probably told Eugenie beforehand.

    I am kind of laughing at all the “I KNEW she was pregnant!!!” comments because people (here and elsewhere) have been saying that she was pregnant since before May 19, if you keep saying the chances are eventually you’ll be right ;-)

    Spring is a good time to have a baby if you have a choice; you miss the hot weather and for the royals, it leads nicely into their down time – so my guess is Meghan will do what Kate did, do a few random appearances over the summer and then start back up in September.

  40. Diana says:

    Oh that’s so funny. I’m about 12 weeks with my first as well.. Congrats to the happy couple.

  41. ValiantlyVarnished says:

    Called it! Everyone was giving her such a hard time about that coat she wore…but I knew. It was pregnancy camouflage.

  42. Merrit says:

    Happy for them and I hope she has a safe and healthy pregnancy but I could do without these PR games.

  43. Anastasia says:

    Oooooo I’m more thrilled than I should be, considering I’ve never met H or M!

    Look at Harry’s eyes in that top pic! He’s thrilled!

    As for announcing at E’s wedding–I bet my house she told immediate RF before the wedding and the Daily Fail is acting like she stood up and interrupted the first toast to tell everyone. :eye roll:

    Anyway, I wish her a healthy pregnancy and wish them a healthy baby!

  44. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’m happy to be wrong. Though, really, she has looked thicker in the stomach for months. I’m thrilled for them both.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I’m with you. That blue Jason Wu she wore last month definitely gave off pregnancy vibes-but I was sure they were going to wait until after their tour. However, I’m not totally surprised. They both seem to love kids-and you never know how long it’s going to take.

  45. Wowsers says:

    Congrats but…. Weird timing, non? Stealing Eugene’s thunder, and wave of light, which is all over social media. Seems a bit tone deaf, I dunno. Kate would be torn to shreds here. Scratching my head as to why they couldn’t hold off a week.

    • Becks1 says:

      My guess is that she is showing, and figured it was better to just announce it.

    • Nikki says:

      I think because she is already showing, and perhaps even she MAY need to skip an outing or two on this trip and not want it misunderstood. I really don’t think they should be faulted.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, they’ve already removed her from two events on the tour schedule because of Zika. Postponing the news wasn’t an option.

    • Anastasia says:

      Scratching MY head as to why people think they should have a say in other people’s family planning decisions.

      • otaku fairy... says:

        +1. TBH I think it would be a ridiculous criticism no matter who was announcing a pregnancy.
        Hopefully everything goes well.

      • Wowsers says:

        Er, having a say in family planning would be criticising Mm for being pregnant at all. Which I’m not. As for visibly pregnant, nah. Photos from Australia today there’s no bump. Again, weird timing and tone deaf. But that’s the Palace.

    • Jaded says:

      Nobody “stole Eugenie’s thunder” (not “Eugene…that’s a boy’s name). I’m sure the whole immediate family had already been told.

    • Olive says:

      “wave of light” is hardly “all over social media” – maybe yours, but it’s a big world – not everyone knows what that even is

  46. Amelie says:

    Congrats to the two of them! I mean it was super obvious when she got out of the car at Eugenie’s wedding and the last few engagements she’s been wearing oversized clothing (more than usual). She’s short and unlike Kate my guess is she started showing early.

    If they started telling extended family at Eugenie’s wedding, my guess is because people would notice Meghan avoid drinking alcohol. And probably for the tour, there will be receptions and the like where alcohol will be present and Meghan will be avoiding it which would only start rumors since the media will be watching her like a hawk. It makes sense to just end the “is she or isn’t she?” debate. I remember whenever people thought Kate was knocked up on tour, she’d prove them wrong by sipping wine or something. Not the greatest timing with Eugenie’s wedding but it’s not like they did it on purpose. It seems she got knocked up as soon as they started trying.

    I hope Meghan’s father’s family leaves her alone and I can’t wait to see the baby! It will be so cute. Wonder what name they’ll go with.

  47. HK9 says:

    Yaaaassssss!!!!!! (I’m at my desk at work doing the Tina Belcher dance-in my head of course!!)

  48. JustSayin' says:

    They didn’t announce it at the wedding. They were CONGRATULATED at the wedding.

    Meaning the family already knew but got the chance to congratulate them in person at the wedding.

    • Olenna says:

      I applaud your effort, but you’re not going to get through to the people who already dislike Meghan or those who regularly struggle with their cognitive skills when processing gossip.

    • Anastasia says:

      This makes far more sense.

  49. wha1ever says:

    Congrats to them.

    Do Harry and William only have sex with their wives in the summer? :) Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and the Sussex baby are all going to have birthdays with days of each other.

    • Veronica S. says:

      To be fair, I’d much rather be heavily pregnant in the winter months than I would in the summer. All that foot swelling, ugh.

    • Tina says:

      Not that I think that Harry and Meghan (in particular) are at all restrained in that department, but all of the Windsor men are at the height of their attractiveness when playing polo.

  50. IlsaLund says:

    Congratulations to both Harry and Meghan. So very happy for them and pray they’ll have a healthy, happy baby.

    It’s astounding how the Meghan haters will latch onto any excuse to berate and criticize her. What about criticizing Harry about the timing of the announcement? No, it’s all on Meghan. People just need to stop this stupid sh!t….they’re as bad as the white Markles.

  51. Nikki says:

    I am SO THRILLED! It made me nervous for her when everyone acted like they should decide which month to have a baby; getting pregnant is never a “given”!! I love this couple so much, and I’m so happy she’s pregnant already. As far as all the hoopla about their timing, I think it’s kind of silly. She was definitely showing, but I think they didn’t announce it publicly any earlier, so she’d be past the first trimester, AND so the focus at the wedding wasn’t on her. C’mon, haters: be happy!!

  52. shy vi says:

    I knew it! Congratulations to Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry :)

  53. Veronica S. says:

    Love all of this rush from some people to negatively sound off on this announcement by connecting it to an international remembrance, as though the pain of mothers who have lost children is somehow magically heightened on this day instead of every other one they’ve dealt with it. Or that all women are a hive mind with the same emotional reactions to pregnancy and miscarriage. 9_9

    • Anastasia says:

      Another amen. Their happiness doesn’t add pain to my losses. I know I’m only speaking for myself here.

  54. Case says:

    So happy for them! They’ll have the most adorable kids.

  55. HelloSunshine says:

    We’re due around the same time! Idk why that’s so exciting for me (I admit it, I love Meghan). Congrats to them! She’s def been giving off pregnancy vibes to me for a bit lol

    • Peg says:

      Congrats, there is another poster up thread who is also delivering at around the same time, fun time😰 for you guys.

    • lobbit says:

      Aww! Congrats to you!

    • Franny Days says:

      YAYY CONGRATS!! I am due around the same time as well. Funny enough I was also due around the same time as Kate. So I’m feeling pretty royal. (YES, I pulled a Jessica Simpson and got pregnant again real quick)

      • HelloSunshine says:

        Thanks everyone!

        @Franny oh my goodness! Congrats and you are much braver than I! I grew up with a sibling that close to me in age and it was such an adventure, your kiddos will have so much fun!

  56. Reece says:

    I’m so happy for them! I hope she has a smooth pregnancy and can enjoy as much of it as possible.
    And I really hope she has the gene because GINGER BABIES!!!

  57. Patty says:

    That’s good news for them. And hopefully this will put an end to all the “concern” over Meghan’s age and fertility. May she have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

    • Peg says:

      That was something all that talk about how old she was, and needed IVF treatments.

    • Vanessa says:

      Unfortunately I don’t think this will stop people for speculation about Meghan if Meghan breathes it’s bother some people on this site. People are complaining that she has ruined Eugenie wedding news and that she callous announces on the day that is a supposed to be about woman who loses children.

  58. Peg says:

    Congrats to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
    Samantha is saying that Harry met her father, but she is not saying where, could it be, because it didn’t happen, she was on Irish TV, I think the English tabloids are over her, having nothing new to sell.
    She must be pissing her self over the Duchess pregnancy, and telling daddy dearest, you have to put out a message.
    When you think of all the horribleness from the Markles, you go Meghan taking care of business and living your life.
    The best decision Meghan made was cutting off her father for her health, his narcissism was raging.

  59. Avisitor says:

    Congrats to the couple. However, tacky to announce/discuss at Eugenie’s wedding. Every bride, regardless of how anyone feels about her or her family or, in Eugenie’s instance, her number in line to the throne (which is irrelevant to the discussion), should be the star of their day. In other news, will only Doria be invited to the christening festivities?

    • Peg says:

      Let the baby be born first before you start worrying about who will be at the christening.
      If you were not at the wedding I don’t see you attending the christening.
      Eugenie was the star of her day, not Meghan’s fault, that people jumped all over the pregnancy news.
      You can’t force people to do what you want, go on Youtube and watch Eugenie’s wedding.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Just another sideways swipe at Meghan and her mother being a complete family unit by themselves. Cutting toxic, racist people out of your life is not wrong, it is healthy.

      • guest says:

        I do wonder why Doria and mother cut out their black family members. Such a shame for her black relatives, they didn’t attend a historic wedding. It was very obvious that the RF were trying hard to push the “royal family is diverse and inclusive” narrative.

      • Peg says:

        Doria’s parents are deceased, two half-brothers and half-sister.
        One half-brother attended the wedding with his mother, along with Ashley Hale, Samantha’s oldest daughter, not sure if her brother attended.
        There are pictures on Twitter, go find them.
        Stop taking everything you read as gospel, and why should it matter to you if black or red relatives go to a wedding.
        It was Meghan’s and Harry’s day, they have a choice of inviting who they wanted at the wedding.

  60. Lexa says:

    Whether she meant to or not, she was definitely signalling this from the Jason Wu dress on—the binders were way too obvious! Congratulations to them!

  61. HeyThere! says:

    This is AMAZING news!!!!!! I am here for this!

  62. Lucy says:

    …you guys. Now that it’s happening, I actually cannot believe it. Harry’s gonna be a dad!!

  63. Jessica says:

    Seems like she went a bit overboard with concealing the pregnancy. You really don’t show at 1-3 months, yet she was covered up as if she was 8 months along.

    • JadedBrit says:

      Not everyone is the same, @Jessica. Meghan is tiny and petite with all her height in her legs, not her torso. Much more likely to show earlier on than Kate at 5ft10, for example.
      And there was no reason and no way she had to keep this quiet. A minor non-working Royal had her big day and two subsequent days of partying. Throughout which she was reportedly delighted. I sincerely doubt that Meghan grabbed the mike from Robbie Williams and spilled the beans. And who is this “source”, by the way??
      Secondly, it’s the Sussexes first overseas tour. She’s going to get a LOT of scrutiny – bump watch photos, not drinking, unable to attend every single event. The RF has always been the one to break pregnancy news and control the PR, rather than letting a trashy red top tabloid dictate the narrative and share the news before she’d even told the whole family.

      • GuardianLA says:

        Kate is not 5’10, saw her in person she’s 5’8. She’s tall yes, but she’s not 5’10.

        Meghan is very petite yes.

        Congratulations to Meghan and Harry.

  64. BegoneOrangeCheeto says:

    I’m beyond happy for them. And how amazing that she’s doing a huge tour while pregnant. I’m really impressed…and thrilled. Harry will be a great dad. And she’ll be a wonderful mom.

  65. KK2 says:

    I am bizarrely excited for these two strangers. I suspect she is further than 12 weeks (just because they had 12 week scan doesn’t mean she’s exactly 12 weeks now), because they’d probably wait a little longer to be safe, like 15-16 weeks, ideally, especially remembering what happened to poor Zara a year or two ago when she miscarried right after announcing.Or maybe they had to make some changes to their tour schedule and announced for that reason. In any event, yay Meghan! Harry got some side-eye for marrying an older woman, so I am beyond thrilled for her to conceive so easily. I’m currently (hopefully) 8 weeks with my second, but after 2 miscarriages who knows- no scan until next week. Spread some of that good baby luck around Megs!

    • sassafras says:

      I agree. I think it’s more likely that she’s at 16 or or even 18 weeks, if she’s already trying to conceal a bump.

      • Lex says:

        Ehhhh everyone is different

        My sister was so unwell in the first 12 weeks she had to keep eating to not be physically ill (v recently – she is 17 weeks now!) So she gained weight before she was actually “showing” which was unusual for her physique. Everyone takes pregnancy differently.

    • A says:

      This. She’s further along than 12 weeks.

  66. Sharon Lea says:

    Yay!!!! This is great news, so happy for them :)

  67. lucy2 says:

    I’m very happy for them! Hope they have a happy, healthy baby.

  68. sid says:

    Where does it specify that the news was announced at the wedding? CNN made a point of saying this: “The Queen and other members of the royal family congratulated Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, on Friday as they gathered in Windsor for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank, a royal source said Monday, without specifying whether the parents-to-be broke the news at their cousin’s wedding.”

  69. Franny Days says:

    So with my first pregnancy I actually attended a wedding right after my 12 week mark. It was in my hometown and I traveled to the wedding and really was conflicted on whether I wanted to tell my friends and former coworkers who were at the wedding and who I wouldn’t see again in a year or more. After much thought I knew I didn’t want to take any attention away from the bride. It did not feel right at all so I didn’t say anything. I really doubt that Meghan was sharing the news at the wedding. She seems a lot more thoughtful than that.

  70. sassafras says:

    I think she’s further along. Maybe a month or more. I didn’t start to pop until 20-22 weeks and she’s slimmer than me. Just because they say she’s had a 12 week scan, doesn’t mean it just happened this week. Just my intuition pinging on this one…

    • sid says:

      Sassafrass, on the day of the wedding when they announced that the wedding would start 15 minutes late because Meghan was running late, for whatever reason the first thing that popped into my mind was morning sickness. I know that would make her 5 months along at least so I could be completely off and crazy, but it’s what occurred to me at the time.

    • ladida says:

      I agree. Either she’s further along or she’s play acting more pregnant than she is.

      • Susan says:

        Just read an update that Duchess Meghan is just a couple days shy of being 15 weeks along….

      • notasugarhere says:

        Playacting when she’s 3.5 months along? What about Diana showing up in that terrible red, blue, and yellow striped carpet of a maternity outfit when she was all of 2 months pregnant?

      • ladida says:

        Her Jason Wu dress? C’mon. Straight out of a PR playbook. Not to mention her buttons at Eugenie’s wedding. If she didn’t want any speculation, she’s has a helluvaway of showing it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        As CB pointed out, she’s had lots of her own button moments. I’m not seeing a problem with a navy dress and navy coat with buttons for a wedding, buttoned or unbuttoned. Seemed pretty classic, re-wear it a lot kind of outfit. As for a Wu dress? I had no clue she was expecting and I’ve been watching her engagements and her style.

      • Lex says:

        Lmaoo you people
        You really live in your own world!

  71. K2Squared says:

    A big congrats to them!!

  72. CK says:

    Congrats to the happy couple. I hope the UK tabloids and outlets resist the urge to give Samantha Markle an elevated platform during her pregnancy.

  73. Nicegirl says:



    Congratulations!!! 🎊🎈🍾🎉🏠 👶 🍼

  74. Ellie says:

    Sending lots of love to anyone who can’t have kids and wants them! Days like today can be tough!

    Also, congrats to anyone else having a baby who isn’t royalty. Yay for Meghan and Harry. I wish their baby a better world to grow up in, being mixed and a royal will invite a lot of ill will in this climate. I’m glad there’s a lot of positive energy out there to counteract the negative.

    • Linda says:

      Thanks a bunch, today has been tough for me. Although I am quite happy for Harry and Meghan, I have been on the brink of tears all day. I got married a day after Kate and William seven years ago and I have had problems conceiving despite three IVF cycles. However congratulations to Meghan and Harry as well as everyone here expecting a baby.

      • Jaded says:

        Wishing you much good luck Linda at conceiving your much hoped-for little one.

      • Your cousin Vinny says:

        @ellie what a kind and thoughtful message. Thank you for considering those who may be struggling.

        @linda Sending you love and light. Please don’t lose hope xx

  75. 2020 says:

    I predicted well
    Well done meg and harry

  76. paddingtonjr says:

    Things have certainly come together quickly for them :) I guess when it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be! I do hope they don’t give the kid an HRH or least style it the way the Wessexes did: Viscount and Lady, but legally an HRH so the kids have a chance at a more normal life but can choose to use the HRH later. I think it worked well for Princess Margaret’s children (I know they were not in the male-line, but TQ could have made them HRHs if she wanted); they were always part of the BRF and certainly benefited financially and professionally, but were able to choose their own paths.

    I wish them a safe, happy and healthy pregnancy. Congrats H&M!

  77. ladida says:

    Everyone is patting themselves on the back for predicting this when it’s Meghan who made it plainly obvious.

  78. Sage says:

    Wowzer, that was quick! Harry wasted no time, he wants to be a father NOW!

  79. Melania says:

    I can’t believe that Harry will be a dad. What an amazing news to begin the week!

  80. OkieOpie says:

    Trying and failing not to say I told you so! So many of us here kept saying she was pregnant because it was obvious about a month ago. When she wore that leather skirt, I could see it then. Happy news and happy for them. They must be beyond excited!

  81. Hannah Maguire says:

    I’m Irish and reading this site since I was a college student. I do feel that all these constant blog posts about the Royal family are n’t just inconsiderate to your wider audience, but also exceptionally ignorant politically.

    You all look at it like celebrity soap opera. It costs the British taxpayer over half a billion pounds a year. Cookbooks, school visits and tours don’t make up for that social injustice. It is gross and the more you celebrate, the more you keep them relevant.

    • Peg says:

      You’re on the wrong site, there is nothing most of the people on this site can.
      Complaining to your Politicians, would be more helful.

    • Elisa says:

      I totally understand, especially with a hard brexit around the corner which – aside from the UK – will affect the RoI the most. Anyways, if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal this will def affect the BRF, as taxpayers will be less willing to fund their lifestyle any longer.

    • Anna nuttall says:

      You do realize they cost us £0.65 a month.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Did you miss the name of the site? CeleBitchy, Escapism Can Be Smart. You’re welcome not to read at any time. And if you’re a frequent reader you would have noticed plenty of discussions around the costs of the royals.

    • Jaded says:

      Then don’t read the posts or better still don’t visit the site. There, problem solved.

    • ladida says:

      Wow, everyone telling Hannah to read another site or comment elsewhere. How rude. Her point is valid to express on a blog about royalty. It’s a simple comment that essentially disparages the inequality they represent. Love em or hate em, she’s right.

      • Hannah Maguire says:

        Thanks Ladida! I’ll be honest I was quite upset at those comments and I do feel bullied by the ‘go away’ ones.

        I genuinely wasn’t criticising the blogger – there were so many Royal articles yesterday and I guess I thought it was an opportunity to remind us all to check in. It’s easy to go along with the excitement, I love the wedding photos of any Royal…but ultimately, they are a financial burden.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Criticizing the blog owner for what she chooses to post, what brings in posters, and what then drives ad revenue? Completely inappropriate. If you don’t like the topics they post here, go read somewhere else.

      There are many, many sites that do not write about royals at all and very few that do. As someone who doesn’t want to read about royals, you have access to far more options than those of us who do like discussing them.

  82. Sam H x says:

    I love these two together and it’s obvious how much they adore each other! It’s so cute. I am ever so happy for them and I hope Meghan & Harry are blessed with a happy and healthy child. I hope Meghan has a smooth pregnancy. Meghan deserves this! So does Harry.

    I would like to extend my congrats to the lovely posters on here who are expecting and hope you ladies are blessed with happy and healthy children. Once again, hope each and everyone of you has a smooth pregnancy.


  83. LadyLilith says:

    I didn’t realize how much I needed some good news! Yay! Congrats to the beautiful couple.

  84. Crassino Royale says:

    YAY!!!! So happy for them!
    (There was no hiding that bump). So exciting! Now she can wear flats everywhere and be comfy. Amen!

  85. SpillDatT says:

    No sure what happened to my first comment, so here is is a again:

    Hope the DoS has a happy & easy pregnancy, and that the baby is healthy & well when it is ready to come into this world. Congrats to both parents.

  86. mtam says:

    I’m happy for them but I really wish they didn’t have to announce this early that they are expecting. She’s barely showing, and let’s be real if we weren’t on constant bump watch for her most of us wouldn’t have noticed.
    Granted 3 months is usually the time people feel it’s safe to announce, but i’ve had a couple of fam members miscarry around the 5th month mark and obviously we all hope her pregnancy will go well, but i hate to think what would happen if it didn’t, and having to go through that publicly. It sucks people like her are in that position but I guess it comes with the territory. I wish them well.

    • notasugarhere says:

      They’ve changed the schedule so she isn’t going to two events where mosquitoes might be prevalent. They couldn’t do that without explaining why.

      • mtam says:

        Of course they could. If we didn’t know she was pregnant there’d be no reason for them to tell us why it would be dangerous for her to be there at that certain time.

    • Peg says:

      They’re going to receptions where alcohol will be served, it’s easier making an announcement of pregnancy, then hosts will know not to offer alcohol.
      She is meeting people, knowing she is pregnant, hopefully they will not close her in.
      If she have to cancel going on a particular visit, it’s polite to tell your host why, you can’t go.

      • mtam says:

        I get that, those scenerios do provide a good picture, but the same hypotheticals could be said about almost all other engagements and weddings (etc…) they’ve had to attend recently, and they kept quiet then.

        Also, this tour is their work, an easy excuse for not consuming alcohol could perhaps be cause they’re on the clock, or maybe they don’t drink or don’t feel like drinking, there’s many reasons why someone would refuse alcohol. Also not attending an event cause of an illness could really be that vague of an explanation, you can be polite without going into specifics… about people closing her in—i don’t really get what you mean by that? perhaps getting too close? A simple way to get out of that would be to tell them you need to get some air, or have your security be polite about people keeping distance… i mean i doubt people would ever truly get so close to a royal that they’d feel they’re being suffocating…

        Again, I get that what you gave are just some hypothetical examples, and so is my response, but i’m still not convinced they would have needed to make a public statement if they didn’t feel the preassure of the public bump watch. based on how little she is even showing odds are she could have gone those extra two weeks without anyone knowing for sure.

  87. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I’ve been in Kermit Flail mode all day at this news. YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

  88. Mattie says:

    congratulations to them….but we all know this will get her crazy ass sister racking up her rants, digs, going on about their father not being able to see his grandkid etc etc

  89. Maria says:

    I don’t think it takes anything away from Eugenie’s big day. She was a beautiful bride and it was a lovely wedding. This news doesn’t change that.

  90. Maria says:

    Pippa is in labour.

  91. Vanessa says:

    Are people going to accused pippa of stealing eugenie Thunder now too because according to some people on here no one is allowed to give birth or announced pregnancy without them being accused of being attention seekers. Because it’s all about eugenie this week

  92. Karen says:

    No shade on passing on the baby info at Eugenie’s big day?