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Meghan Markle Finally Shows Off Growing Baby Bump In Gorgeous Blue Gown

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In September, Meghan Markle, the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex, stepped out alongside her husband Prince Harry to attend the 100 Days to Peace charity gala in London.

Of course, the royal's appearance, especially her outfit, was the main topic of discussion, but for a different reason than usual.

The former actress wore a blue midi dress with ruffles across her mid-section and that was all it took for pregnancy rumors to start swirling.

Some royals watchers even speculated on how far along Meghan is just based on the way she looked in the dress and "the pregnancy glow" she supposedly emitted.

Well, it turned out they weren't wrong at all. Just a few weeks after the rumors started, the couple announced that they are expecting their first child next Spring.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019," Kensington Palace said in a statement on its social media accounts.

Those who guessed that the Suits alum was about two months along weren't too far off because a source close to the couple told People magazine that Meghan had her 12-week scan just before the sharing the big news and "is feeling well."

Now, a week after their big pregnancy reveal, Meghan is once again turning heads and starting conversation in another blue dress.

The duchess and Prince Harry are currently in Fiji as part of their first royal tour, and one of their first engagements was to attend a state dinner.

For the special occasion, Meghan wore a light blue floor length dress, and it resulted it a lot of firsts.

Not only was it the first time that royal fans got to see Meghan in an evening gown, but they got a clear glimpse at her growing baby bump.

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For most of their time on the Australian leg of the tour, the American-born royal has covered up her belly by opting for flowy dresses, over-sized blazers and little black dresses, but she won't be able to hide that well for much longer.

While Meghan has been putting effort into concealing her bump, she and Harry haven't been shy about sharing their excitement over becoming parents with the world.

In addition to talking about their upcoming baby, the couple have been spotted having playful interactions with children all over Australia. The mom-to-be was even recently photographed wearing a pasta necklace that was made for her by a five-year-old boy while in Dubbo, New South Wales.

We can't wait to meet the newest member of the royal family!

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