MEGHAN Markle has revealed she she is “ready” and “excited” to be a mum.
The Duchess of Sussex was speaking at a reception given by the Governor General of Australia in Sydney during an official tour just hours after announcing the good news with Prince Harry.
Along with the Duke of Sussex she had been invited to Admiralty House, overlooking the famous harbour.
Meghan spoke to guests including Australian TV personality Eddie Woo, who said his own children – aged five, seven and 10 – require “a lot of energy”, to which she replied: “We’re ready! We’re excited to join the club.”
The Duke of Sussex said he and his wife “could not think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby” than Australia.
Kensington Palace revealed that Harry and Meghan’s first child is due next spring, on the eve of their first overseas tour together, with Meghan saying they are both “excited” about parenthood.
The couple were given the first toys for the new arrival, with the parents-to-be handed a soft kangaroo and joey by his Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove, at a welcoming ceremony at their
It was at the same venue hours later where Harry, addressing an afternoon reception, said: “We couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby”.
In remarks which went from sincere to humorous, the duke spoke of his pleasure at being able to show off Australia to the duchess.
“This is my wife’s first visit here so I’m very excited to show her this wonderful country of yours,” Harry said.
“Thank you, Your Excellency and Lady Cosgrove, for giving us your magnificent home for the week. We are inviting all of our mates in Sydney to visit.
“And we also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, whether it’s a boy or a girl, so thank you very very much.
“We are really impressed to see you serving beer and tea at an afternoon reception in true Aussie style.”
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Harry and Meghan spent their first day in Sydney getting close to wildlife, including meeting two namesake joeys, and were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers outside the famous Opera House after watching an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander modern dance company.
The duchess, wearing an ivory Karen Gee dress with earrings and a bracelet which belonged to the duke’s mother, Diana, said “Our first baby gift!” when the Governor General handed her the kangaroo.
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