A friend of the Duchess of Sussex tells ET on Friday that this has been a “love-filled time” as Meghan awaits the arrival of her first child, and that she has felt “so much compassion from her new family.”
Additionally, a royal source also tells ET that “Meg looks absolutely radiant” and is “looking forward to the birth.”
Earlier in the day, rumors began circulating that Meghan was in labor after Harry postponed his scheduled trip to Amsterdam. However, that was not the case as another source told ET that the expectant father’s trip was postponed due to other events on the royal calendar.
“I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young. I’m waiting to find the right person and someone who’s willing to take on the job,” he said to Katie Couric in an interview.
“No matter how old I am I will always have the kid inside me,” he said while in New Zealand. “I’m obsessed with children. I don’t know if they like me but you know they are great fun and you can never really say no to them.”
“We will do everything we can to make sure that she’s never forgotten and carry on all the special gifts, as such, that she had and that she portrayed while she was alive,” he said to Robin Roberts during an interview for the Invictus Games. “I hope that a lot of my mother’s talents are shown in a lot of the work that I do.”
“I hope she’s looking down with tears in her eyes being incredibly proud of what we’ve established. I’m sure she’s longing for me to have kids so she can be a grandmother again. I hope, once again, that everything we do privately and officially that it makes her proud.”
“I can’t wait for the day [to have children]. It will be fantastic. I adore kids. I enjoy everything they bring to the party,” he said to Robin Roberts.
“I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too,” he commented in an interview.
“Thank you for the incredibly warm welcome and the chance to meet so many Aussies from all walks of life…we also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the…upcoming baby, whether it be a boy or a girl,” he said after the couple’s pregnancy news broke on their royal tour of the Pacific.
“From myself and my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the queen and our family,” he also said in a speech during their visit to New Zealand.
“As someone who is about to become a father, I am acutely aware of our shared responsibility to make this world more resilient and its inhabitants more accountable for the next generation,” Harry said in a speech at Lancaster House in London.
“What? You’re pregnant?” Prince Harry joked to Meghan while in Morocco. “Is it mine?” he continued.
“Prince Harry has not changed plans for his Thursday trip to The Hague for the launch of the 2020 Invictus Games,” the source shared, adding that the Duke of Sussex’s trip to The Hague could still be canceled if necessary, depending on when Meghan gives birth. “Those decisions will be made in due course,” the source explained.
Meanwhile, as the couple wait for their baby’s arrival, Meghan couldn’t be happier to have her mother, Doria Ragland, by her side. Doria arrived in London last month in preparation for the birth of Baby Sussex.
According to a royal source, Doria has been helping both Meghan and Harry settle into their new home at Frogmore Cottage and is attempting to make things as easy as possible for the parents-to-be. Harry has really enjoyed his mother-in-law’s company, the source added, noting that although he’s been looking forward to becoming a dad his entire life, he’s still feeling a bit nervous.
ET also learned that Meghan has had a steady stream of friends, family and loved ones come by to visit the new home, as she gets closer and closer to welcoming her first child.