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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expecting baby in the spring

The royal baby is expected to arrive in the spring Photo:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby in the spring, Kensington Palace has announced.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle in May, are currently in Australia for a 16-day tour, their first trip as a married couple.

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The palace said they were "delighted to share the happy news with the public". The baby will be the seventh in line to the throne.

The royal couple married in May at Windsor Castle Credit: PA Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently visited the home of their royal titles on 3rd October.

The couple visited locations across East and West Sussex, including Bognor Regis, Chichester, Peacehaven and Brighton.

Harry and Meghan visiting a youth centre in Peacehaven

HM Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper, was 'delighted' to hear the news.

She says the couple made a 'deep impression' on their recent visit to Sussex.

I was delighted to hear today’s announcement that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby next spring. This is wonderful, heart-warming news.

Their Royal Highnesses made a deep impression on their recent visit to Sussex and undoubtedly captured the affections not just of those who were fortunate to meet them, but many others in the County.

On behalf of everyone in West Sussex, it gives me great pleasure to send warmest and most sincere congratulations to the Duke and Duchess at this time of great happiness for them both.

– Mrs Susan Pyper, HM Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex

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