Europe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expecting a baby

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MEGHAN, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant, Kensington Palace has announced this morning.

The visit comes six months after Harry's father, Prince Charles, made his 16th official visit to Australia, primarily to open the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast city in Queensland.

"We'd just like to send our congratulations to the lovely couple, the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex on their recent announcement", read a message on the choir's official Instagram account.

Kensington Palace followed the announcement by thanking the public for "all of the support" the couple have received since their wedding, adding that they were "delighted to be able to share this happy news".

Doria Ragland, the mother of the duchess, is "very happy about this lovely news" and "looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild".

The couple, Harry and Meghan, who are on their first official overseas tour in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, are due to have a baby in the United Kingdom spring.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new baby will become seventh in the line to the throne, demoting Prince Harry's uncle, the Duke of York, into eighth in the line of succession.

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Princess Charlotte also has a regal name, and Prince Louis, although not a traditional Windsor name, was a poignant choice for its connection to the Prince of Wales's much-loved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten.

Speculation grew that Meghan was expecting when she wore a loose fitting Givenchy coat to Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday.

Meghan's every smile, step and wave has been scrutinised by royalty watchers curious to see how the mixed-race American actress will perform in her new role.

The topic cropped up in their engagement interview, with Harry, saying: "Hopefully we'll start a family in the near future".

Meghan, 37, made her name in acting as savvy para-legal Rachel Zane in the USA television legal drama "Suits".

Harry and Meghan will attend the games' opening and closing ceremonies.

The prince has told how "all the stars were aligned" when they met.