The world was awoken on Monday morning to news that Meghan Markle, the American actress who married Prince Harry back in May, was expecting her first child. The 37-year-old duchess and 34-year-old prince just embarked on their first international trip together as royals. Obviously, we are all very excited but there are a lot of misconceptions about the royal family out there and especially Meghan Markle, who is a duchess, not a princess. Let’s breakdown three things you absolutely need to know to have an informed discussion about this very important topic.
First, let’s take a look at the official statement from Kensington Palace:
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