A royal announcement could overshadow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.
Early Monday morning, Kensington Palace confirmed on twitter that the newly wed Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in the Spring of 2019.
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. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will be the child's great-grandmother.
The announcement comes five months after Meghan wed Prince Harry in a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The pair had just touched down in Australia for their first overseas tour as a married couple when the news broke.
The tour coincides the third Invictus Games, an international sports competition Harry founded in 2014 for wounded veterans and members of the military, which kicks off Saturday.
Most of their two-week tour will be spent in Australia, where they'll meet with locals and focus on youth leadership projects -- Harry was recently named Commonwealth Youth Ambassador -- but also stop by some of the sights including Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House.
They will also visit New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.
The visit comes six months after Harry's father, Prince Charles, made his 16th official visit to Australia, primarily to open the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast city in Queensland.