Tourists in London react to royal baby news

SYDNEY (AP) — International visitors to Buckingham Palace to see the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony have reacted with joy to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child.

A 29-year-old Canadian tourist Braden Fraser from Toronto said that “it’s wonderful.”

Fraser said “I was happy about the first couple of marriages and the children coming. I’m glad to see the monarchy is carrying on. Back home we love them, so I’m glad to be here as it’s happening.”

New Yorker Christine Kearney, 59, was pleased as well. She said that “I think it’s lovely that they’re having a family so soon.”

A 51-year-old Australian, Rebecca Courtney, also noted that the pregnancy comes just five months after the couple wed at Windsor Castle. She said that “they certainly didn’t waste any time, did they? They didn’t get to enjoy married life just as a couple for too long, but it’ll be gorgeous with a child.”