Prince Harry already has the sweetest nickname for his and Meghan Markle's baby
Blessed be, for two paragons of perfection - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - have decided to procreate. The couple, who wed in a ceremony held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor back in May, have dominated headlines since news of their engagement broke last year, with tabloids reporting on seemingly every consequential (and inconsequential) interaction.
In a statement released earlier this month - just three days after the Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding - Kensington Palace announced that the new royal baby is due in the spring of 2019. "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."
Since then, there has been nary a word about the bub from the expectant parents... well, until now.
Father-to-be, the Duke of Sussex, has revealed the adorable nickname that he's already using for his and Meghan Markle's first child, and it's guaranteed to melt your heart.
On the New Zealand leg of their Royal Tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Abel Tasman National Park on the South island, where they were welcomed by the Manawhenua ki Mohua people with traditional songs and prayers. Harry later delivered a speech, where he spoke of how exited he was to visit the community with Meghan and their future child.
Dropping his loving nickname for the bub, Harry said "From myself and my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here."
And it's even more heartwarming seeing him talking about the baby in the following video...
It's the latest in a string of heartwarming moments that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have provided us with on their 16-day royal tour.
There's just two more busy days left before Harry and Meghan head back home to Kensington Palace, with scheduled visits to Auckland and Rotorua.
But rest assured that the couple managed to squeeze in some quality R&R. Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed a top-secret date night at a luxurious private resort.
According to The Mirror, the couple spent an evening at the Vatuvara Private Island Resort, which is on Kaibu Island off the coast of Fiji. The stunning resort boasts three incredibly private and secluded villas, which are all entirely made from natural materials and fibres.
Each villa has its own private beach and comes equipped with an infinity pool and a personal masseuse. The resort also offers trips to a nearby uninhabited palm-fringed island for a champagne picnic.
Sounds dreamy, right?
In case you need a recap: we now have Harry, Meghan and their Little Bump.
Cue the squeals.