AceShowbiz - %cMeghan Markle% and Prince Harry are not even engaged yet, but rumors of them expecting a baby are already swirling around. An insider tells OK! Magazine (via HollywoodLife.com) that the "Suits" actress is three months along in her pregnancy, adding that the royal couple can't wait to start a family together.
"It's unexpected to say the least--to have a baby out of wedlock would risk creating quite a scandal for the royal family--but Harry and Meghan are eager to build a family together," reveals the insider. "The sooner the better."
The 33-year-old British prince reportedly "couldn't be happier, even if they may ruffle some feathers." The insider adds, "Besides, the royal family has weathered worse."
The royal couple is also said to have broken their alleged baby news to Queen Elizabeth. "Supposedly, she didn't mince words and told them it was 'a most unfortunate situation.' But she'll always support them," the source explains. "Now, it's up to her to consult with royal advisers about how to handle such a shocking development--and what it may mean for a wedding date."
Harry's always been known as the rebellious brother to Prince William, though it seems like it's too risky for the royal family's reputation to have a child before getting married. Harry previously also said, "Of course, I would love to have kids right now, but there's a process that one has to go through." In addition, it is said that the pic used on the magazine is apparently taken in 2014.
While it remains to be seen whether or not the 36-year-old is having a bun in the oven, it does seem like the engagement announcement is coming real soon. "I think particularly with royal engagements, it really is all about the timing," royal expert Katie Nicholl tells Entertainment Tonight. "You have to remember there are other engagements and events coming up in the royal calendar that an engagement simply couldn't clash with. I think that the new year is probably a more realistic prospect for an engagement announcement."
"The duchess will have to get her figure back in time for a wedding and Prince William, who we are all assuming will be best man, will need to be available and not thinking about rushing off to a hospital," Nicholl adds. "So, I think there will need to be a bit of space between the royal baby being born mid-April and Meghan and Harry tying the knot. This summer is probably going to be the best bet for a royal wedding."
Meghan reportedly will be moving to London and make it "her new, permanent home" after finishing the filming of season 7 of "Suits". Nicholl reveals, "I am told that [Meghan] will be moving into Kensington Palace--in fact, she already keeps a wardrobe of clothes at Harry's house over in Kensington Palace and she's going to be spending all of her time over here from now own." She further adds that Harry is expected to move into a "bigger apartment" within the palace's grounds after he gets engaged to Meghan.