Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expanding their royal family!
On Monday morning, Kensington Palace made it official, issuing both a statement and a tweet that the world’s most watched royal couple will be expecting their first child together next spring. Of course, this will also be the first child of mixed heritage openly acknowledged within the British royal family, and will be seventh in line for the throne.
“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,” the official statement read. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of 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.”
A royal source tells PEOPLE that Meghan has had her 12-week scan and is “feeling well.