Apparently Meghan Markle shared her pregnancy news with this person months before telling the royal family

Can you guess who?

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Can you guess who?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few days, by now you'll have heard that Meghan Markle is pregnant with her first child.

Before the news had even been announced, royal fans thought this outfit detail confirmed Meghan's pregnancy when she and Harry first arrived in Sydney.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have carried out their first day of official engagements, with Meghan's small but growing baby bump already clearly visible.

Harry and Meghan reportedly shared their exciting news with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, while attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

But apparently it's thought that Meghan actually shared her news with someone else a couple of months ago, before the royal family.

Meghan Markle due date

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Us Weekly reports that the duchess shared news of her pregnancy with her best friend Jessica Mulroney when she visited Toronto in August earlier this year.

Jessica and her husband Ben have in fact just arrived in Australia, as they'll be joining Meghan and Harry for part of their tour in an unofficial capacity.

It's not clear whether their three children Brian, John and Ivy – who were page boys and bridesmaid at the royal wedding – have joined them for the trip.

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According to Hello! fashion stylist Jessica will also likely be on hand to advise Meghan on her maternity looks for the trip.

Watch this space for more pictures and updates on Meghan and Harry's official tour as we get them.

Lucy Abbersteen
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Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.