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16. Oktober 2018 - 19:50 Uhr / Nicky Beaven
Another Royal baby is on the way!

Here's what we know about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's baby

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre

Kensington Palace announced yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child. To say we were excited when we read the news is putting it mildly and so we decided to find out as much as we could about Harry and Meghan's first baby...

The official statement released by Kensington Palace read, "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. 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". 

While this narrowed the Duchess's due date down somewhat, Spring is still three months long and so we decided to do some more digging. According to HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash, "the baby is due in late April. 16 is a good day to be born".

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the WellChild Awards 2018

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild Awards in 2018.

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Meghan will be thirty-seven when the baby is born, whereas Prince Harry will be thirty-four. Nowadays, thirty-seven is not late to be having a baby, but is does bring a few health risks with it. Some thought that the Sussex's might change their Australian tour plans, but a palace spokesperson assured fans that they had already sought medical advice and that Duchess Meghan is fit to fly and partake in normal activities. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Australia

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Australia 

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Speculation is, of course, rife as to what the baby's name will be and Betway has confirmed that the early favourites are Victoria, James and Diana. Prince Harry is over the moon and already spoke about having children in the couple's engagement interview saying, "I think you know one step at a time, and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future".

Duchess Meghan and the Queen

Duchess Meghan and the Queen

There has also been a lot of guessing going on as to what the baby's title will be. A dukedom can only be inherited by a male heir and so if the baby is a girl, she will not be given the title of Duchess, but will instead be a Lady. However, the Queen does have the power to bestow titles upon her subjects and so the baby may be given a completely new one.