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Meghan Markle just shut down pregnancy rumours in the best way

There's no royal baby on board (yet!)

By Bella Brennan

Ever since she started dating Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has been at the centre of royal baby rumours.

The pregnancy speculation reached fever pitch when she attended Prince Harry's cousin's wedding last month in a billowing blue Oscar de la Renta gown that almost broke the internet it was so divisive.

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But this week, Meghan Markle has silenced the pregnancy speculation for once and for all without even saying a word.

On day one of the Royal visit to Ireland, Meghan and Prince Harry attended a summer soiree at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin.

At the function, the Duchess of Sussex was pictured raising a glass of what looks to be champagne during a toast.

And it wasn't just a stunt glass, the 36-year-old was seen actually DRINKING from it.

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Meghan Markle enjoys what looks to be a glass of champers during the Royal tour of Ireland.
Meghan Markle enjoys what looks to be a glass of champers during the Royal tour of Ireland.

Groundbreaking, we know!

So there you have it, Meghan Markle is still drinking alcohol so there is presumably no bun in the oven.

But, just to throw a spanner in the works of this comprehensive baby investigation, a mere sip of champagne isn't against the rules.

Doctors advise if you are going to drink while pregnant, you limit your intake to one or two units, never more than once or twice a week and you should never actually get inebriated.

Meghan Markle is indeed glowing, but when isn't she tbh?
Meghan Markle is indeed glowing, but when isn't she tbh?

While the unfair "womb watch" will no doubt continue until there's an official announcement, it seems this year is all about "hitting the ground running" for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they embark on a slew of official royal tours around the Commonwealth.

Last month Kensington Palace confirmed Meghan and Harry will be heading Down Under to tie in with the Invictus Games and an official royal tour of Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn," statement read.

It continued: "Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office."

"The tour will fall on the occasion of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Further details will be advised in due course."

"I don't think the stork has hit the air yet but it'll happen sooner or later," Meghan's dad recently revealed.
"I don't think the stork has hit the air yet but it'll happen sooner or later," Meghan's dad recently revealed.

That's not to say babies aren't on the horizon.

When the newly-engaged couple were asked if they are on the horizon, Harry replied: "Not currently, no. Of course, one step at a time and hopefully we'll start a family in the near future."

In the near future!

While Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle confirmed his daughter would "absolutely" love to have a little prince or princess.

"She's wanted children for a long time and when she met Harry and how much she loved him, there's got to a be a child soon," he told Good Morning Britain.

"I don't think the stork has hit the air yet but it'll happen sooner or later."

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