AceShowbiz - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who announced their engagement earlier this week, will hold a royal wedding in May 2018. However, rumors are swirling that it is apparently a shotgun wedding.
A source claimed to In Touch Weekly that Meghan's pregnancy was the main reason the royal couple is set to tie the knot in the spring. "Meghan is pregnant," the source revealed. "Harry and Meghan have been very open about how they are desperate to have kids as soon as possible. But they didn't expect it to happen so soon!"
"This baby was very much wanted" though, according to the source. "It's a dream come true for them," the source continued.
The source went on saying that Meghan and the British royal tried to keep their baby news a secret, adding that the 36-year-old beauty donned a trench coat for the Monday, November 27 photo call at Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden for a reason. "Meghan wore very high heels and bare legs in order to try to distract from her tummy," said the source.
The source went on noting that the former "Suits" actress has "been dressing in loose-fitting clothes and steering clear of alcohol lately." One more evidence that the bride-to-be seemingly has a bun in the oven is that she opted to have a facial with British facialist Sarah Chapman instead of having a massage. "Meghan would have normally had a massage to relax, but you can't have a massage in the first three months of pregnancy. So she opted for a facial instead!" the source shared.
Harry's brother Prince William reportedly "was very supportive" upon learning about the news, and his dad, Prince Charles, was also "overjoyed" by the baby news. The source added, "William has always had a special bond with Harry and is very pleased Meghan came into his brother's life."
However, the pregnancy news allegedly didn't sit well with the older members of royal family and some longtime staffers. "It is unprecedented for a senior royal to have a pregnant partner before they're married," said to the source. "They are the modern face of the royals and are determined to do things their way and not be constrained by old-fashioned royal protocol."
During the couple's first joint interview, the topic was actually brought up into the discussion by journalist Mishal Husain of BBC News. Responding to the question of having a children, Harry nervously said, "Not currently, no. No, of course, you know, one step at a time. Hopefully, we will start a family in the near future."
The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place at St. George's Chapel in May 2018.