Last updated on Jun 15th, 2020 at 01:14 pm
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have received their first baby gifts since announcing their pregnancy news
The royal couple – who tied the knot in May this year – revealed on Monday, 15 October they are expecting their first child together in the spring next year, and they have already been gifted some adorable presents for their unborn tot.
Whilst attending a welcome reception at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, the couple were handed a fluffy stuffed kangaroo and fleece Ugg baby booties by the Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove.
In People magazine’s Facebook Live video, Duchess Meghan – who was known as Meghan Markle before getting married – said: “That’s so cute, it’s our first baby gift!”
Meanwhile the royal family are “delighted” with the news that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are expecting their first child
The 34-year-old prince’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, his father and stepmother, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, and brother and sister-in-law Prince William and Duchess Catherine – couldn’t be happier with the news that there will be another addition to the family next spring and that they were able to discuss the former actress’s pregnancy at the wedding of Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, to Jack Brooksbank last Friday.
Kensington Palace said: “The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person.”
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has sent her “warmest congratulations” to the couple.
She wrote on Twitter: “My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news that they are expecting a baby in the spring. Wishing them all the best.”
My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news they are expecting a baby in the spring. Wishing them all the best. https://t.co/nnneVi8rBO
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) October 15, 2018
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby – who officiated the couple’s wedding in May – has also sent his congratulations to Harry and Meghan, 37
He tweeted: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their happy news! Prayers for them in the months ahead.”
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their happy news! Prayers for them in the months ahead. https://t.co/sDSNDLEePt
— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) October 15, 2018
The Kingdom Choir – who performed at the couple’s wedding ceremony earlier this year – were among those to wish the pair well.
On Instagram, they wrote: “We’d just like to send our congratulations to the beautiful couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their recent announcement.”
Harry and Meghan announced their happy news on Monday, 15 October shortly after arriving in Australia for their first major overseas tour since tying the knot.
An official statement confirmed: “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 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.”
Author: BANG Showbiz