The famous Prince Harry and former "Suit" actress Meghan Markle got married on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle. Recently, the royal couple revealed that they were expecting their first child. According to The Express, the pregnancy news was confirmed by an announcement made by Kensington Palace.

Geriatric Pregnancy

Just as the Queen's pregnancy was classified as geriatric before the birth of Prince Andrew, so is Meghan’s.

The 37 years old Duchess is 12 weeks pregnant. Interestingly, the down to earth Duchess and her husband, Prince Harry are expecting their royal baby and first child next spring. The former "Suit" actress’ pregnancy is considered to be geriatric because she is over the age of 35.

According to gynaecologists, geriatric is just a label from the medical world used to classify women who are pregnant and over the age of 35.

However, the stigma associated with this term ”geriatric” has been removed by doctors. Instead, preferably described as ”advanced maternal age.” The risks associated with geriatric pregnancy include labor complications, stillbirth, premature birth, hypertension in the mother, low birth weight, and many others.

According to BBC, the Duchess seems not to be alone as she is not the first to have a geriatric pregnancy in the Royal Family.

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The Queen gave birth to Prince Andrew at the age of 37. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince Louis at 36. Sophie gave birth to Lady Louise at 38 and James at 42. Zara gave birth to her daughter Lena at 37. Although the ”geriatric pregnancy ” label has been dismissed as an offensive word, gynaecologists still encourage women to give birth at a younger age to avoid fertility issues.

The bumper Pacific tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their first royal tour on Monday, October 15, 2018, as they received adorable gifts on their arrival in Sydney. They will also officially visit Fiji, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth countries. Uk journalists in Australia got the royal baby news by phone. This was revealed on Twitter by a royal expert known as Emily Nash.

Due to the Zika virus in Fiji and Tonga, people are worried about the Duchess’ pregnancy tour and the possible effects of getting infected. However, the Kensington palace insists that the tour will continue as normal and none of the 70 planned engagements will be canceled. So far, the couple has received lots of congratulatory message from around the world.

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