Prince Harry Attends the London Marathon Amid Meghan Markle Pregnancy Watch
By Scott Baumgartner
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Prince Harry helped celebrate excellence at the 2019 London Marathon!
On Sunday, after Eliud Chipoge of Kenya won the prestigious race for the fourth time, the 34-year-old prince proudly posed with him for photos alongside Brigid Kosgei, the women's champion and youngest ever to win at 25.
"The Duke has been Patron of the Trust since 2012 because he believes that mental fitness is absolutely crucial to our wellbeing. These runners not only set a goal for themselves personally and emotionally, but the majority of runners choose to raise money for charity," the caption on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Instagram post reads, alongside a photo of Harry with competitors Derek Rae of Great Britain, Michael Roger of Australia and Eli Harti of Morocco states.
"It's the perfect fusion of doing something good for yourself while doing good for others," the caption continues. "The joyful atmosphere created by locals, tourists, families and friends speaks to the spirit of what community is all about -- supporting one another, even complete strangers. The @LondonMarathon is the biggest one-day fundraising event on the planet. This year's Marathon will see the total raised for charity surpass a record-breaking £1 billion. So for every runner, volunteer, sponsor and member of the public that has played a part in making today a success -- thanks a billion!"
Harry also posed for photos with a number of other competitors in the 25.2-mile race around the city.
But the excitement isn't merely confined to distant fans. Even the royal family is swept up in the excitement surrounding a newcomer to the family. This week, a source told ET this week that Prince Charles is "over the moon" about once again becoming a grandfather.
"Charles is extraordinarily fond of his new daughter-in-law Meghan," the source said, noting he is also anxious to meet their little bundle of joy.
Recently, Meghan and Harry made the move into their new home at Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle, after previously living at Kensington Palace, where Will and Kate reside.
Our source says that one of the reasons for the move to Windsor was the opportunity to bring their baby up away from the "prying eyes of the paparazzi." But according to the source, Meghan and Harry have already been welcoming family as guests in their new home, which will continue when the baby comes. The source says a series of Meghan's closest friends have recently been to London to visit, and she has more visits scheduled after the baby.
Additionally, unlike Prince William and Kate Middleton, who posed for photos outside St. Mary's Hospital following the arrival of their three children, Meghan and Harry will have a photo op with their newborn on the grounds of Windsor Castle when they are ready.