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Meghan Markle Surprised Many By Getting Pregnant Before Royal Tour

Updated on October 20, 2018
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have both said they want to start a family right away. However, most of their fans thought the Duchess of Sussex wouldn't get pregnant until after their four country royal tour was over. However, Kensington Palace on the day of the tour that Meghan was already pregnant.

Royal Tour in October

The Duchess of Sussex is going on her first royal tour in October. She and the Duke of Sussex are traveling to several countries that could be a risk for Meghan if she is pregnant at the time. They plan to visit Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. The royal couple will be in Sydney from October 20-27 for the Invictus Games.

According to the National Health Service, most pregnant women are able to travel safely to those countries. However, they are reminding expecting mothers to be extra careful and watch out for any potential symptoms. Therefore, it would be safer for Prince Harry and Meghan to wait a few more months before trying to start a family.

Possible Dangers

The tour will be publicized all over the world, and surely Meghan wants to be up to par while having a hectic schedule with her husband. She wants to be at her best instead of dealing with morning sickness and fatigue. The whole will be will watching and reporting on her fashion and appearance.

The NHS says the risk of a miscarriage is higher during the first three months of pregnancy. Also, when pregnant women travel longer than four hours at a time, there is a risk of blood clots or deep vein thrombosis.

Sarah Reynolds, a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at the Bedford Hospital NHS Trust stated that while traveling during pregnancy is a concern for many women, it is not completely off limits if there are no complications and if they are cautious.

Royal Pregnancies

Most royal women conceive during the very first year of marriage. However, Prince William and Duchess Kate broke that tradition. They were the first couple in the 200-year-old royal history not to get pregnant until their second year of marriage. In fact, it was seven months after their first wedding anniversary before they announced their first pregnancy.

It was not because of travels that William and Kate delayed starting a family right away. Prince William made a commitment to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, that he would take care of his duties as a future king of the United Kingdom first.

It is not unusual for people to speculate about a young couple having a baby soon after the wedding. It has been no exception with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who got married on May 19, 2018.

People speculated that Meghan was pregnant weeks before the official announcement was made. The rumors and speculations turned out to be right.

Meghan Markle and mother Doria Ragland
Meghan Markle and mother Doria Ragland | Source

Meghan's Mother Moving to London

Meghan is very close to her mother, Doria Ragland. She is the only family member who attended the royal wedding.

According to the Express, Doria has quit her social worker job and is moving to London as soon as next month. She fell in love with the place when she was there for her daughter's wedding. She indicated that she would love to live there. While she was there, she developed a relationship with the royal family. She had afternoon tea with Queen Elizabeth. The world saw the tender moment when she walked arm-in-arm with Prince Charles at the end of her daughter's wedding ceremony.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Doria moving to London to be near her daughter. President Donald Trump moved his in-laws into the White House for a time. Former First Lady Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, lived in the White House the entire eight years while President Barack Obama was the leader of the country. Mrs. Robinson was there to help take care of the two first daughters.

Doria could be on her way to establishing residency to be near her daughter when she and Prince Harry become new parents.


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