Go ahead and celebrate, Internet.
You finally got it right.
Just a day after social media users took a look at Meghan Markle’s ensemble at Princess Eugenie’s wedding and presumed she was pregnant, the former actress and her very handsome husband confirmed the major news …
… she really is pregnant!
This is not a drill or another example of endless speculation.
Another Royal Baby is on the way!
Just ask Kensington Palace, which released the following statement on Monday morning:
“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.
"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."
More like downright ecstatic and amazing!
As noted directly above, Markle and Harry got married on May 19.
By about May 20, nearly anyone with a pulse was wondering when they would make this exact announcement.
The stars have not been shy about their desire to procreate, with many observers keeping a close eye on Markle’s fashion choices and even hairstyle (yes, hairstyle) to determine whether she was expecting or not.
So now the wild guesses can end.
And the planning stage can begin.
According to a People Magazine source, Markle is 12 weeks along.
This means, knock on many pieces of wood, that the Duchess is past the point where most miscarriages occur, hence her comfort with alerting the world to her status.
She recently underwent a scan and is "feeling well," this same insider says.
The news comes hours after Meghan and Harry touched down in Australia for their first international tour together.
In other words, the pregnancy is not getting in the way (yet) of Markle fulfilling her many Royal Duties.
In the couple’s very first joint interview in November of 2017 Harry evealed that the two are keen to “start a family in the near future."
Hence the rumors and all the chatter that has been following them around since.
Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, issued a statement via Kensington Palace shortly after the pregnancy was confirmed, saying to the world:
“Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”
Markle’s father Thomas, meanwhile, is also angry that he hasn’t seen an ultrasound photo yet. So typical.
Samantha Markle, her half-sister, says the baby will be "hideous and disgusting, just like his or her mother."
Just kidding about those last two reactions … but you have to admit, you could see that happening, right?
For real, however, Prince William and Kate Middleton are “delighted” for the couple – as are Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Palace says.
As a final fact check:
We do not Markle’s exact due date. Moreover, we do not know whether she has a little boy or girl growing inside of her.
Based on the three times Middleton has been pregnant, however, we can expect to learn these pieces of information as time goes on.
For now, let’s not worry about the details and let’s just celebrate the development itself.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGHAN AND HARRY!!!!!