Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their first child, much to the delight of royal fans the world over, on the eve of their Royal Tour.
It was believed that the couple will delay their plans about a child because of the Zika virus risk in Fiji and Tonga. However, the happy news was shared shortly after they touched down in Australia.
And now, the parents-to-be have revealed why they decided to tell everyone when they did.
The reason was revealed on the new ITV1 show ‘Harry & Meghan: The First Tour’. Harry explained that they simply thought the location was perfect.
On day one of their tour, in a speech at Speaking at Admiralty House, Harry said: “We’re both absolutely delighted to be here and we also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl. So thank you very, very much.”
Harry and Meghan also received their first baby gift in Australia, Meghan was handed her very first baby gift from Peter Cosgrove, the Governor-General of Australia: a kangaroo with a joey and a pair of booties.
It was expected that no one else knew about Meghan’s pregnancy and that they kept it as a secret in the early days of the first trimester.
But apparently several fashion designers knew the exciting news long before their first official tour ‘Down Under’.
Don O’Neill, who designed Meghan’s stunning white gown she wore in Tonga, the dress creation took two days and was made to accommodate the royal’s growing bump.
We still don’t know the exact due date of their first child. Nor how far along in the pregnancy Meghan is.
Kensington Palace revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan’s bundle of joy will arrive in Spring 2019. HELLO!’s royal correspondent Emily Nash has predicted that the pair will welcome their baby in April. She wrote: “By my calculations, the baby is due in late April. 16 is a good day to be born.”
This would mean Harry and Meghan would welcome their first child around the same time as Prince Louis’ birthday. Kate gave birth to Prince Louis on April 23, 2018.