Meghan Markle's father reacts to learning his daughter is pregnant

Nellie Chapman
October 23, 2018

The Duke and Duchess announced that Meghan is expecting their first child as they landed in Sydney last week for their 16-day overseas tour. Speaking about the subject being close to Harry's heart, the by Invictus ambassador explained: "I think they (Harry and Meghan) provide this beacon of hope and light for so many".

Prince Harry inspects a guard of soldiers from the Fijian Army and Navy.

The Duke of Sussex revealed his preference when he was responding to a shout from someone in the audience at the Invictus Games. But what caught the eyes of royal traditionalists wasn't Markle's maxi dress or her low ponytail-it was her shoes: wedges.

Harry quickly responds, "so do I", before walking off.

There are still plenty of days left in their two-week tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

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A source previously said: "She is not sick, just exhausted".

A Kensington Palace spokesman added: "After a busy programme, The Duke and Duchess have made a decision to cut back The Duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and a half of the tour".

And Prince Harry has remained protective over wife Meghan Markle during the whirlwind tour - insisting the 37-year-old take a break from official duties and rest up on the sixth day of their tour. It's safe to say at this point that Meghan continues to work all throughout her pregnancy, despite the few bumps in the road that she has so far experienced.

The royal couple later reunited for an afternoon stroll along the island's Kingfisher Bay jetty, delighting locals.

The Duchess is to visit the Pacific Island nations despite fears over the Zika virus, going against travel advice that pregnant women should consider not travelling to the countries because of the "moderate risk" of catching the tropical disease.

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