ITV THIS MORNING presenter Holly Willoughby couldn’t wait to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the news that they are expecting a baby and she made a prediction about their future offspring.
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby opened This Morning with a discussion of today’s news that Meghan Markle is expecting a child with Prince Harry.
Holly and her co-host read out well-wishes from fans of the pair and she couldn’t help but speculate on how the child would be genetically blessed.
“They’re going to have a very beautiful baby, that’s for sure,” Holly declared.
The mother-of-three continued: “It’s just lovely news all round isn’t it?”
The statement read: “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.
“The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person.”
The announcement added that Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland had also been informed.
It continued: “Ms Doria Ragland is very happy about the lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”
Holly and Phillip also spoke to royal correspondent Camilla Tominey about the happy news.
Speculation that Meghan was with child raged over the weekend after the Duchess wore a coat to cover up at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.
Furthermore, as the royal couple arrived in Australia this morning for an official tour, Meghan could be seen clutching purple folders in front of her stomach as she left the airport.
Phillip and Holly reflected on how there were “hints” at impending baby news.
“The hints were all there,” Phillip declared.
In reference to Meghan’s coat, Holly remarked: “The two buttons done up and it being open a bit…I thought ‘hang on a minute’.”
Fans of Meghan and Harry rushed to Twitter to wish them well, with one writing: “Yay! I KNEW it! That coat dress was a dead giveaway!”
“Omg omg omg! Yasssssss congrats to my faves!!!” second added.
“A big congratulations to the #dukeandduchessofsussex. You’re both an amazing couple and very inspirational. Love you both so very much. Best news ever! I’m sooooo over the moon!” a third chimed in.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.