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1 November 2018, 11:22 | Updated: 13 March 2019, 13:28
Prince Harry has revealed the nickname he has given to Meghan Markle’s unborn child, during their royal tour of New Zealand on Wednesday.
The Duke of Sussex beamed from ear-to-ear when he referred to his newest family member as “our little bump” when addressing the crowds at Abel Tasman National Park.
He said: “In a speech during the couple’s royal tour, he said: “From myself and my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family."
The adorable moment prompted endearing laughter from the crowd, before they applauded the happy parents to be. Fans swiftly took to Twitter to share their joy at the heartwarming moment.
One wrote: “Our little bump” and his smile after that is the best thing ever! I’m going to faint!”
While another added: “He's going to be a wonderful daddy.”
#PrinceHarry in Abel Tasman with #MeghanMarkle today “From myself and my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family. #DukeandDuchessofSussex pic.twitter.com/XVRkcPPDHB— Carolyn Durand (@CarolynDurand) October 29, 2018
Prince Harry had been speaking after being formally welcomed by the Manawhenua ki Mohua people, where both he and Meghan were welcomed with songs, prayers and hongis - also known as nose kisses.
Kensington Palace announced that Meghan was expecting a baby next spring jus the day before they headed out on their gruelling 16-day royal tour, which has seen the couple visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.