The news out of Kensington Palace is that the Royals are expecting a new baby.
Megan Markle is expecting her first child with Prince Harry and the new arrival is coming to the family this spring. Reports are in that she already had her 12-week scan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have often talked about the possibility of having children. Harry was the first to break the silence and talk about the upcoming arrival at Australia’s Admiralty House in Sydney.
“We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby,” Harry said, “whether it’s a boy or a girl.”
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, says he and Duchess Meghan "genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl," on the first day of the couple's 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. https://t.co/m1CblP5KDT pic.twitter.com/4FhIgVmufn
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 16, 2018
Although Harry was the first to share his thoughts about the pregnancy, it was inevitable that Megan’s family would also join in on the news.
Thomas Markle, Megan’s father, has been very public about his desire for reconciliation. It seems as if Kensington Palace is ignoring him at this point.
US Weekly reported that he was not told about the pregnancy and only learned about it once Kensington Palace made the official announcement.
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
“Meghan did not tell Thomas Markle about the pregnancy,” the source revealed. “He found out the same time as the rest of the world.”
It is reported that Megan discussed the pregnancy with her mother, Doria Ragland the two of them share a very close relationship.
“Doria is so delighted about the news of her first grandchild,” the insider told the celebrity news outlet.
“Doria has been helping Meghan through this time in her life immensely. Meghan really looks to Doria for all advice in anything she does.”
Somebody else who knows the family said that told Thomas about the grandchild.
“Thomas is absolutely delighted. He heard the news before it was made public and was overjoyed. He thinks Meghan will make a great mum as she is already so maternal,” the source told The Sun.
“Thomas sees this as a chance to fix the problems between him, Meghan and Harry. He is desperate to be there for his grandchild and wants to play an active role in their life.”
Samantha was then told about the baby and she is rather verbal about her estrangement from the family.
Samantha Markle has been very vocal about the separation between her family members since Harry and Megan first announced their engagement last November. On a number of occasions, she has slandered Megan in the public eye, calling her a ‘DuchAss’ and an ingrate to Thomas, their father.
“I am not candy coating anything anymore! The DUCHASS should be humane to our father who has given her everything,.. and this media crap can stop! He was the one who was always there for her. Fake waves and smiles can stop. The duchASS can bow to the daddy,” she wrote on Twitter.
Now that the year of insults is behind her, Samantha informed The Sun that she was very happy about the news of the upcoming birth. She also insisted that her father be included.
“It just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear. I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive,” she said.
“I would hope that — for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad — that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional.”
“I hope my dad is included and at a proper time. If he is excluded, I won’t be happy. It is in the best interests of the baby for my dad to be included.”
Samantha also said that she loved her sister and hoped that a reconciliation could occur when the child was born.
“I think we all have to safeguard against any negative or hurt feelings and just work towards a positive joyous new life in the world,” she continued.
“At a proper time, there should be a sit-down wherein everyone can address this properly. Everything has to work itself out. I want to allow Meg and Harry to bring my dad into it in their own appropriate time because they very well should do. Although I can still say I love my sister, I wasn’t happy with the way my father was being treated.”
“But, you know, we’re also seeing now that there was a lot going on — there may have been a lot of stress.”