Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the news: Meghan Markle is officially pregnant.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Make graced the world with their cheeky adoration for each other during their engagement interview, one thing was abundantly clear: they were entirely smitten over each other.
During the interview, they laughed, gave us all a glimpse of what’s become their signature PDA, and answered questions that many of their fans were anxious to hear. One question that the world was thrilled for was asked point-blank just minutes into the interview.
The interviewer, BBC's Mishal Husain, asked without any fluff: “Children?”
Harry and Meghan smiled sweetly while before Harry responded with a silly, “Not currently, no!” The two had a chuckle before Prince Harry added, “No, of course! I think one step at a time and hopefully, we’ll start a family shortly.” Surely, family, friends, and fans were thrilled to hear that Harry and Meghan wanted children.
The couple’s May nuptials thrilled the world and every moment since has sparked international conversation about the couple and their one-day family. Seeing their love and affection for each other was exciting, especially in a family that has been known for being rather cold. As the couple joyfully welcomed the attention during their first few months, the question of children become more and more pressing.
While Harry and Meghan spend a lot of their time making official appearances, they remained a mystery; when were they going to have children?! Friends and loyal fans believed that regardless of how quickly they wanted to start a family, they wouldn’t wait until after October 2018.
The couple had planned a tour to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Tonga- all of which have been exposed to the seriously dangerous disease known as Zika. Since the virus primarily affects children and can be contracted through pregnant women, it wasn’t imagined that Meghan would ever get pregnant before entering into those parts of the world.
Even Meghan’s friends knew that she desperately wanted children, and soon, but they hadn’t imagined it would have so quickly! A source shared with PEOPLE that Meghan that “everyone was so surprised it happened so quickly.” This pregnancy came only two months after their May nuptials. While fans imagined she'd wait to get pregnant, even her closest friends and family expected pregnancy to come after their trip!
Meghan is expected to deliver her first child in Spring 2019. Kensington Palace announced Meghan had already had her 12-week ultrasound and was feeling good. Since her time on her Australian tour, she’s appeared to be in good spirits.