Meghan Markle Announces Pregnancy!
Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left on their Australian tour, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are officially pregnant!
Meghan is 12 weeks along and feeling great. According to the palace, everyone on both sides of the family are very excited. The news comes hot on the heels of much speculation that Megan was pregnant a few weeks ago.
Meghan had taken a page out of sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s book and changed up her hairstyle before an event with Harry. She changed up her normal styles of a low bun and curly hair, to a straight layered look.
Historically, Kate has changed up her hairstyle right before announcing each of her pregnancies, as a way to distract the public from the speculation. If people are talking about her hair, they won’t be talking about her pregnancy. Unfortunately, many royal family spectators caught on to the trick and had assumed right away that Meghan was pregnant.
It also was rumored a few weeks ago after a story ran in the press stating that Meghan had pulled out of her and Harry’s Australian trip, due to the chance of contracting Zika virus in some parts of the country. For those that may not know, Zika is an extremely hazardous for pregnant women and children. Fortunately, once Meghan’s pregnancy was revealed, the palace had confirmed this story was incorrect, as Meghan’s doctors believe she is safe to travel.
Of course, much of the speculation surrounding the new royal and her baby is it’s sex, name choices, and even its part in royal duties. There are rumors stating that Harry and Meghan don’t want their child involved in royal duties, as they would like him or her to have a semi-normal life.
As some may know, Harry is sixth in line to the royal throne currently. Harry sits behind his father Charles, brother Prince William, and William’s three children. Harry’s child will be seventh in line to the throne and will have any chance at becoming a future king or queen.
Regardless of speculation, two things are for sure: Meghan is going to rock pregnancy style and Harry & Meghan will absolutely be great parents to the new little royal. Congrats, guys!