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The Best Reactions to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Royal Baby News

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex take part in a public walkabout at the Sydney Opera House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex take part in a public walkabout at the Sydney Opera House. Getty

Five months after their fairy-tale wedding at Windsor Castle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child. It’s a joyous announcement for a couple who, from the beginning, have spoken about their desire to have children: “Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future,” Prince Harry told the BBC in their November engagement interview.

Others are soaking in their happiness as well. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s mother, Doria Ragland, gave a statement through Kensington Palace: “Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild,” it said. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge also chimed in, saying they were “delighted.” Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly broke the news to some family members—including Queen Elizabeth II—this weekend at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

Now, the positive reactions from close family are to be expected. But what about the rest of the world?

As soon as the news broke, it began trending on Twitter. Much of the conversation involved reporters or royal fans joyfully weighing in, but others poked fun about how it clashed with the current news cycle.

Britain’s Brexit talks are at a troubling stalemate—a major problem, especially as the country is due to leave the European Union by March 29. That date, coincidentally, falls in the spectrum of the couple’s expected spring 2019 due date, and pithy commentary ensued:

“Brexit Baby?” Maybe not quite the royal name Harry and Meghan were looking for.

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