Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex greet well wishers during their visit to Chichester, south east England, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex greet well wishers during their visit to Chichester, south east England, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex. (AP/Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool) (AP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, smiles as she waits for the bridal procession at the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, smiles as she waits for the bridal procession at the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP/Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool) (AP/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, from left, attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Owen Humphreys, Pool via AP)
Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, from left, attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (AP/Owen Humphreys) (AP/Owen Humphreys)
Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Princess Anne, from left, attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Owen Humphreys, Pool via AP)
Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Britain’s Princess Anne, from left, attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (AP/Owen Humphreys/Pool) (AP/Owen Humphreys)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an open-topped carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Aaron Chown/pool photo via AP)
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an open-topped carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP/Aaron Chown/Pool) (AP/Aaron Chown)
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex greet well wishers during their visit to Chichester, south east England, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, smiles as she waits for the bridal procession at the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
Britain's Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, from left, attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Owen Humphreys, Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Princess Anne, from left, attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Owen Humphreys, Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an open-topped carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Aaron Chown/pool photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday.

The announcement came as Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the couple after they landed.

“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 palace said in a statement.

The trip will include attending the Invictus Games, a visit to a Sydney zoo and visit the rural Flying Doctor service.

The prince and the former actress married in a glittering service in Windsor in May.

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