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Since their fairy­tale wed­ding back in May, ru­mours have been rife that Meghan is se­cretly ex­pect­ing her first child. And now, as the for­mer Suits ac­tress steps out with the hint of a rounded bump and a tell-tale glow­ing smile, New Idea can ex­clu­sively re­veal that the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex are just days away from mak­ing their big baby an­nounce­ment.

Fol­low­ing a string of pub­lic ap­pear­ances in the past few weeks, royal watch­ers have noted how pro­tec­tive Prince Harry is of his wife. And un­der­stand­ably so, as sources re­veal the cou­ple have been keep­ing their ex­cit­ing news un­der wraps so as not to over­shadow Princess Eu­ge­nie’s up­com­ing nup­tials.

“The word is that Harry and Meghan started try­ing right af­ter the wed­ding,” a source spilled to Star mag­a­zine fol­low­ing the cou­ple’s May 19 cer­e­mony. “They’ve been long­ing to be­come par­ents since they met,” con­tin­ued the in­sider.

But with the royal cou­ple’s up­com­ing tour of the Pa­cific just weeks away, it looks as though Meghan’s preg­nancy won’t stay a se­cret for long.

Al­though their sched­ule states they will be head­ing to the Fi­jian cap­i­tal, Suva, on Oct. 23 and 24, and Nadi on Oct. 25, sources re­veal that “preg­nant Meghan has pulled out” due to the risk of con­tract­ing the po­ten­tially deadly Zika virus.

A lo­cal tour guide spilled the news when asked about their royal guests. “Harry and Meghan are vis­it­ing here when they come to Fiji be­cause it’s the for­mer Pres­i­dent’s home vil­lage,” she de­clared, be­fore cor­rect­ing her­self and stat­ing, “Oh, that’s right. Meghan’s not com­ing now. Only Harry.”

The tour guide said it was likely Meghan will stay in Syd­ney while Prince Harry heads to Fiji.

A 2017 re­port states there was one case of the virus in the coun­try, and as such, Meghan has de­cided to pull out. Zika is par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous for preg­nant women as it can be passed onto the un­born foe­tus and cause com­pli­ca­tions.

De­spite the like­li­hood of con­tract­ing the virus be­ing low, it’s clear the duchess isn’t will­ing to take any chances.

In the mean­time, Meghan’s mother Do­ria Ragland is set to join her daugh­ter in Syd­ney for added sup­port, with re­ports the yoga in­struc­tor has even been tak­ing “nanny classes”.

“She’s tak­ing classes in breast­feed­ing, child­birth, new­born care, CPR and first aid, be­cause she plans to move to Kens­ing­ton Palace to help Meghan once the first baby ar­rives,” a source told UK news­pa­per The Daily Star.

“Meghan wants to avoid hir­ing staff if pos­si­ble once her first child ar­rives. The thought of hav­ing her mum move in with them and take on the role of baby nurse is the best pos­si­ble so­lu­tion to that.”

In­deed, royal fans are thrilled with the pend­ing an­nounce­ment, and baby name spec­u­la­tion is al­ready mount­ing.

Bri­tish book­maker Harry Aitken­head told The Sun: “Royal fans are get­ting ex­cited with the be­lief that a royal baby next year is al­most a cer­tainty now. Princess Olivia is now by far the most pop­u­lar choice from our pun­ters if the cou­ple do have a baby girl.”

Meghan and Harry were due to stay in this Fi­jian hut, but plans have changed. Royal watch­ers have no­ticed that Harry has been ex­tra pro­tec­tive of his wife, and that nei­ther of them can seem­ingly wipe the beam­ing smiles from their faces.

Meghan has not al­lowed her preg­nancy to slow her down, wow­ing crowds in Sus­sex – but a trip to Fiji is look­ing un­likely due to the Zika virus risk.

Meghan still looks svelte, but her ap­par­ent bump tells us the new­ly­weds will soon be wel­com­ing an­other royal baby into the fold!

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