We’ve got some disappointing news for all you stateside royal family fans: America is going to have to wait a little bit longer for the grand (temporary) return of Meghan Markle. Apparently Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be postponing the U.S. tour scheduled for spring 2019. According to TMZ, the change of plans is due to the impending arrival of the couple’s first child. And, hey, we get it.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting their first child in a statement released through Kensington Palace on October 15th. The news broke just as the pair began their first royal overseas tour, which includes stops in Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji.
While on the tour, Meghan has been open about her pregnancy with well-wishers, telling them she’s “running on adrenaline.” During a tram ride in Melbourne, Meghan and Harry also opened up to an inquisitive 12-year-old about potential baby names. “We’ve been given a long list of names from everyone, we’re going to sit down and have a look at them,” they told him.
While U.S. fans may be disappointed Meghan’s homecoming is being postponed, it appears the pair are still planning to come stateside next year. TMZ stated that the tour has simply been pushed back to fall 2019. This means we won’t have to wait too much longer for our royal fix (plus, we just might get to meet the new royal baby!).