Prince Harry Referenced His Baby With Meghan Markle During His Invictus Games Speech

Prince Harry took the stage at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia. The royal mentioned his baby with Meghan Markle during his speech.

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As you no doubt know by now, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) are expecting their first child next spring. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their big baby news (opens in new tab) just ahead of the start of their royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga (opens in new tab), and it's been all anyone who cares about the royals can think or talk about since then.

Even Harry himself got in on the baby talk during his speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games. Addressing (opens in new tab) the crowd at the Sydney Opera House, where the ceremony took place, Harry dropped in a reference to his and Meghan's soon-to-be bundle of joy (opens in new tab):

Harry turned focus back to the official reason for the ceremony, the Invictus Games (opens in new tab) and their importance, later in his speech, saying:

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While the Invictus Games (opens in new tab), which Harry started himself as a sporting event for wounded and sick veterans, were planned as important part of the couple's royal tour, baby fever has overtaken the focus of the trip.

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For the first stop on their tour, Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) met with Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lady Cosgrove and were promptly given their "first baby gifts," (opens in new tab) a stuffed kangaroo toy and a tiny, baby-sized Uggs. From there, Harry and Meghan have ogled at babies (opens in new tab) and Meghan even opened up about the side effects of pregnancy (opens in new tab) with fans on Bondi Beach.

Now that Harry has mentioned the B-word on stage, here's hoping he and Meghan will continue to open up about the new addition to their family for the rest of the tour.


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