This is why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose to announce their pregnancy in Australia

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made headlines since setting off on their first official long royal tour, journeying through Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga over the past few weeks.

To say that they have been a hit would be a huge understatement, with the royal newlyweds making viral news every day, from their sweet comments about each other to their warm greetings with members of the public.

From Meghan staying up late to bake banana bread for their host family to Prince Harry having his beard stroked by a very young fan, these two might have accomplished one of the most successful (and friendly) royal tours ever.


It of course made news mostly however because of the announcement of their future arrival, with the couple announcing that they were expecting a baby in Spring 2019.

But why did the royal couple choose to announce the news on their royal tour?

While it could be because Meghan’s bump was about to become noticeable and an announcement was necessary, there could also be a deeper reason, with royal experts suggesting that the tour announcement was always the couple’s choice.

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Last night saw Harry & Meghan: The First Tour air on ITV1, where Harry announced ’We couldn’t think of a better location to announce the upcoming baby…be it a boy or a girl’.

‘I think it’s wonderful,’ Daphne Dune, a friend of Harry’s who met the Prince in 2015 and then again in 2017 explained on the show. ’It’s what he’s always wanted. He will be a marvellous dad.’

‘He won’t let anything stand in his way and he will be so gentle and loving. This should be an Australian baby.’

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Jenny Proudfoot
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