Meghan Markle Steps Out in Australia for First Outing Since Announcing Pregnancy

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Meghan Markle is glowing.

The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex stepped out in Australia on Tuesday local time with Prince Harry. The appearance marks Meghan's first outing since Kensington Palace announced on Monday that she's pregnant with her first child with Harry.

Meghan wore a chic cream-colored dress by Australian designer Karen Gee at the Admiralty House -- the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia -- in Kirribilli. The couple attended a welcome event with Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove, and were presented with a stuffed kangaroo named Joey, after which Meghan adorably said, "Our very first baby gift."

Meghan Markle and Her Excellency Lady Lynne Cosgrove attend a Welcome Event at Admiralty House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
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The couple is promoting the Invictus Games in Australia, which is definitely an important cause for the pair. Harry created the popular international multi-sport event, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing.

Last September, Meghan and Harry technically made their first public appearance together at the Invictus Games' opening ceremony in Canada. Two days later, they attended a wheelchair tennis match together and held hands, marking the first time the two openly showed PDA in front of cameras. 

Meghan and 34-year-old Harry will be welcoming their baby in spring 2019. Kensington Palace also confirmed to ET on Monday that Meghan has passed the 12-week mark in her pregnancy and is in "good health." 

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” the palace's statement reads.

Meghan and Harry are currently on their first royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. The two arrived in Sydney on Tuesday local time and aside from the Invictus Games, have a full schedule of events ahead of them.

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