Prince Harry has made it no secret that he's wanted children for a long time, and now that he's expecting his first child with Duchess Meghan, he is one excited dad-to-be.
As part of their royal tour of New Zealand, Harry and Meghan visited Abel Tasman National Park to learn about its conservation program and in the process, revealed a very sweet nickname for their unborn child.
"From myself, my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family. We are so grateful for your hospitality and the work to look after this beautiful place," Harry said in his welcoming speech.
Of course everyone is hoping Baby Sussex will be happy and healthy, but Prince Harry has his fingers crossed for a daughter.
At the Invictus Games road cycling event, a spectator in the crowd called out to the Duke of Sussex: "Congratulations, I hope it's a girl!" Harry sweetly replied: "So do I!"
As for Duchess Meghan, her maternal side also came out in New Zealand.
Whilst visiting the Maranui Cafe to speak with mental health workers, the Duke and Duchess met with several schoolchildren, including five year-old Joe Young. But little Joe's shyness got the better of him and even a little tummy tickle from Meghan didn't persuade him to speak.
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According to 9Honey's reporter Natalie Oliveri, the Duchess "even went back inside the cafe to ask the staff to bring out some cakes and chocolates for the children to eat, which they gladly did as soon as the couple left."
It's clear that the former Suits actress is going to be a natural parent, and there's been evidence of that for a long time. A source told The Sun that her father Thomas Markle was "absolutely delighted" by the royal pregnancy news, saying: "He thinks Meghan will make a great mum as she is already so maternal."
Joe wasn't the first five year-old who's met the Duke and Duchess on their royal tour. Back when the Sussexes were in Dubbo, they were met by a group of schoolchildren from Buninyong School including little Luke Vincent who stroked Prince Harry's beard and gave a big hug to both him and Meghan.
Baby Sussex is in good hands here.