While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed just a few months ago, there are plenty of royal fans who were hoping that we'll have an exciting royal baby announcement at some point in the future - and they got it on Monday (Oct. 15)! The couple revealed the duchess's pregnancy as they kicked off their 16-day tour Down Under. And it looks like Meghan and Harry's legions of followers aren't the only ones who have been thinking about babies – the former Suits actress has already thought about becoming a mother, and even has a special gift she's saving for the future daughter.
In 2015, Meghan told HELLO! Canada that she owns a Cartier Tank Française watch with a special back story that she's ready to pass on to a daughter. "When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version [of the watch]," she said of the timepiece, which starts at $5,500. "I had it engraved on the back, 'To M.M. From M.M.' And I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them."
Meghan has had plenty of opportunities to show her maternal side, from walkabouts to sweet moments with little fans - like Walter Cullen, the cheeky three-year-old who touched the 37-year-old's hair while she and Harry were on a two-day visit to Dublin. The couple had fun joking around with the little boy, who the prince pretended to scold.
In March, after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced, Meghan seemed to hint that children would indeed be on the cards for the royal couple. During a visit with Harry in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Duchess checked out some infant gear by Shnuggle, a company that makes innovative baby products. Perusing a Moses basket, baby bathtub and changing mat Meghan remarked: "I am sure at one point we will need the whole thing. It's very sweet."
Meanwhile, Prince Harry has also talked future parenthood. In a 2017 Newsweek interview, the royal revealed that he plans to raise his children with the same down-to-earth philosophies as his late mother Princess Diana. "My mother took a huge part in showing me an ordinary life," he said, adding that he still does his own grocery shopping. "Thank goodness I'm not completely cut off from reality... I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one, too."