ROYAL BABY: Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, Kensington Palace confirms

ROYAL BABY: Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, Kensington Palace confirms

The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

The news comes as the pair touch down in Australia ahead of their first tour as a married couple.

"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", Kensington Palace tweeted.

"We'd just like to send our congratulations to the attractive couple, the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex on their recent announcement", read a message on the choir's official Instagram account.

The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne.

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Their official visit, lasting more than a fortnight, will take in multiple stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand - all members of the Commonwealth of predominantly former British colonies. All of the upcoming baby's first cousins - Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis - were born at St. Mary's Hospital in London.

Royal fans already suspected the duchess was pregnant after she wore a suspiciously wide-fitting Givenchy coat to Princess Eugenie's royal wedding on Friday.

Experienced three-time parents William and Kate will be able to offer advice to Harry and Meghan on everything from sleepless nights, feeding and weaning to tantrums and choosing the right school.

The topic cropped up in their engagement interview, with Harry, saying: "Hopefully we'll start a family in the near future".

Even the duchess's father Thomas Markle, whom she is believed not to have spoken to since her wedding, said he expected children soon.

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THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in a drenched Sydney this morning as police and security guards surround the airport today.

Harry and Meghan, a former U.S. actress, Wednesday in a fairytale setting at Windsor Castle on May 19.

Meghan, 37, made her name in acting as savvy para-legal Rachel Zane in the United States television legal drama "Suits".

They Wednesday in a glittering ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, just five months ago.

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