The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world this morning with their announcement that they're expecting a baby in the spring.
And according to royal reporter Omid Scobie, Kensington Palace revealed The Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are all "delighted" about the newest addition to the family.
I didn't want to say anything at the time because I know how annoying the rumour mill is, but Meghan's conversation with Princess Anne suddenly makes a lot more sense now.— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) October 15, 2018
Anne looking at her stomach, the hand movements etc #RoyalBaby https://t.co/98FCquE2D0
The Palace also stated that the family congratulated Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in person at Eugenie's wedding on Friday, but since the Duchess of Cornwall was unable to attend the ceremony, it's likely the whole family found out prior to the wedding.
Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex greet the Queen at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday, October 12, 2018.
The news also explains the conversation between Princess Anne and Meghan during the wedding on Friday. The two were filmed smiling and chatting animatedly before the wedding started. Anne's pleased reaction is a contrast from her personal opinion of pregnancy; People reported in 1981 that Anne had referred to her own as “very boring.” (Princess Anne, the Queen's only daughter, is the mother of 40-year-old Peter Phillips and 37-year-old Zara Tindall, and famously turned down her mother's offer of royal titles for her children when they were born.)
Meghan was also pictured chatting happily with Tindall before the wedding ceremony started — perhaps discussing the Sussexes' good news?
And finally, Meghan's mom Doria Ragland (the most important member of the family, IMHO) “is very happy about this lovely news and looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild," according to the Palace.