And it's too much.
Ever since Prince Harry showed off his parenting skills, jokily scolding a little boy for pulling his wife’s hair and then catching two-year-old Emily Henson stealing his popcorn at last year’s Invictus Games, fans have been waiting for the 33-year-old Prince to become a father himself.
And now it seems the time is here.
Yes, after tying the knot in May, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced this week that they were expecting a baby, arriving in Spring 2019.
The news broke soon after the royal couple’s arrival in Australia for their royal tour, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly telling the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton at Princess Eugenie's wedding.
Following the official statement however, made by Kensington Palace, the future parents had not yet spoken out about the news themselves. That is, until now.
While visiting a family in Dubbo, New South Wales, Meghan is said to have opened up about her pregnancy with mother Emily Carroll, who has 13-month-old daughter Ruby.
‘Meghan told me that she’s feeling pretty good so far, which is great, and that she’s running on adrenalin,' Emily explained. 'She said they’re doing 76 engagements in 16 days, with maybe one rest in the middle.
Emily continued: ‘She’s made for this royal business, isn’t she? They’re both great with kids.’
But it was Prince Harry's words however that got everyone excited, with the now Duke of Sussex referencing the future arrival during a speech while the couple were in Australia.
‘We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby,' he told the room. 'Whether it's a boy or a girl. So thank you very, very much.'
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