Meghan Markle, Prince Harry announce pregnancy

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry are expecting their first child, Kensington Palace has announced.

Harry and Meghan didn't stay in Windsor to celebrate the weekend-long festivities the York family hosted for Eugenie's friends and family, instead flying to Australia for their 15-day tour of Commonwealth nations, which includes stops in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the royal visit would have flow-on benefits for the state. Hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the couple after they landed.

It's the couple's first official royal tour since getting married in May.

Ben and Jessica Mulroney ahead of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding reception.

Kensington Palace have confirmed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first royababy together.

Harry and Meghan's sojourn in the southern hemisphere will be more brief but will see the couple retracing parts of the path once trod by his father and mother. Take a look at the history and rules that go behind some regal titles in the world.As Prince William and Kate are all set to welcome their third child, speculation is rife that they will name the baby after late Princess Diana.

The couple will visit Wellington, Abel Tasman National Park, Auckland and Rotorua during their New Zealand trip later this month.

Harry and his wife, who was wearing black pants and a dark coat with maroon lapels, were scheduled to rest on the first day before starting the 76 activities on the agenda from Tuesday to promote environmental and conservation issues.

They are in the country for Harry's Invictus Games 2018, which run from October 20 to October 28.

The official visit begins on Tuesday in Sydney, where they will be welcomed by Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne.

The visit comes six months after Prince Charles made his 16th official visit to Australia and opened the 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Meghan has immersed herself in the royal way of life, ending her career as an actress, and becoming a full-time royal.

"I want to ... commend Prince Harry for his tremendous initiative in lifting the spirits of every single service man and woman all around the globe", Morrison said.

And some people suggested that the baby - the Queen's eighth great-grandchild - could even arrive on the same day, with one joking: 'Just imagine the celebrations'.

  • Kyle Peterson