Praise be, for two models of veritable perfection - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - have decided to procreate. The pair, who wed in a ceremony held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor back in May, have dominated headlines since news of their engagement broke last year, with tabloid after tabloid documenting each wistful look, and every loaded instance of PDA.
In a statement released on Monday morning - just three days after the second royal wedding of the year, that of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank' - Kensington Palace revealed that the new royal baby is due in spring 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," the announcement read.
"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."
During the couple's first overseas royal tour as a married couple, they both broke royal protocol for a rather special reason. It's rare for members of Kensington Palace to go beyond a handshake upon meeting a member of the public, and they usually refrain from taking selfies or giving out autographs, but in one of their first official engagements since touching down in Australia on Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a few exceptions.
While greeting the crowd that had assembled outside the Sydney Opera House, one fan stood out in particular. The young girl, who was wearing a T-shirt which read "Girls Can Do Anything", bore a striking resemblance to Meghan Markle.
According to People, Prince Harry stopped to have a chat with the little girl, and after noticing her amazing sartorial statement, he called his wife over. After Meghan greeted the child, another fan can be heard shouting "We feel she looks a bit like you". The Duchess replied, "I was literally about to say the same thing! And I love your shirt."
Prince Harry was so excited by the whole interchange that he agreed to take a photo of Meghan with the girl - something that is rare, considering that, per People, he usually adheres to royal protocol when it comes to taking selfies or giving out autographs.
This was not the only fan that Meghan and Harry broke tradition for, however. The pair both embraced 98-year-old Daphne Dunne during their walk through the crowd. The war widow has met the Duke three times now. Back in 2015, Daphne managed to steal kiss from Harry, and then pulled the same move when they reunited two years later.
When the 34-year-old spotted his friend in the crowd this time, he ensured to introduce her to Meghan, and it truly was touching.
We can't wait to see more heartwarming moments from the pair's South Pacific tour.