Kensington Palace announced Monday that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be expecting their first baby together. While this was news for some, pregnancy speculation had been circulating for weeks. London reporter Kate Proctor tweeted back in September that Markle's hair change was meant to be a distraction from the fact that she is starting to form a baby bump.
Pattern is Duchess of Cambridge changes her hairstyle, people concentrate on her head, then announces pregnancy. My gfs called this wks ago!— Kate Proctor (@Kate Proctor)1504517468.0
Well, Kate, you were right. Twitter is always on its game when it comes to the latest news—and as I have found out—Twitter is also on its game when it comes to people's reactions. Here are 12 of the absolute best Twitter reactions to the announcement of the newest royal baby.
1. Princess Eugenie, hold my crown
#PrincessEugenie: This is MY moment. All the Royal attention will finally be on me. #MeghanMarkle: Hold my crown #RoyalBaby— BachShitCray (@BachShitCray)1539617738.0
I'm not laughing... YOU ARE. If you're wondering who Princess Eugenie is, then you can join the club. Princess Eugenie was married October 12 and the pregnancy announcement was October 15. She had two full days of the spotlight before The Kensington Palace so promptly moved that spotlight right back to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Sorry Princess Eugenie... but then again, it's probably nice not having everyone talk about your every move.
2. Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, Princess of Genovia
HRH Princess Mia Thermopolis is thrilled to congratulate Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, on… https://t.co/W6XMVVaDXQ— Meg Cabot (@Meg Cabot)1539613989.0
Meg Cabot, the writer of the Princess Diaries series, tweeted for her character Mia Thermopolis formally congratulating Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their royal pregnancy. If that isn't the cutest darn thing. Now I am just waiting for a tweet from Julie Andrews.
3. I knit you these booties!
I aspire to be just like this woman someday.
4. This cute AF congratulations video
The outfits, the accents, the bears. I would be lying if I said I didn't watch this over and over again because they all look so cute. They're like talking British nutcrackers.
5. This is GOOD NEWS
Me, defending the royal baby as a good news story in a Guardian news conference. https://t.co/anSfyl5wDc— Josephine Tovey (@Josephine Tovey)1539646150.0
I am not sure who would ever think a royal baby is "bad" news or "unimportant" news, but I admire this woman's perseverance in defending such an honorable cause... plus the gif use is hilarious.
6. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, QUEEN of elegance
She makes a point. Meghan Markle can really do it all.
7. Royal baby means cute baby animal videos
A HUGE congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are expecting their first child! 🎉 To mark the occasi… https://t.co/4Ow2gdQ6z0— The Donkey Sanctuary (@The Donkey Sanctuary)1539607385.0
I must admit this is probably my favorite tweet of the bunch. Just look how cute the baby donkeys all are. Thanks to this video I now have donkey baby fever—yes it's a thing starting now. If you need me I will be at the nearest donkey sanctuary to adopt a pet donkey—my dad is going to kill me.
8. Hannah Montana > royal baby
we live in a world where hannah montana is more relevant than a royal baby! i STAN this world https://t.co/LudJhXXrjW— shao😎 (@shao😎)1539599355.0
"I STAN this world." I feel like that about sums it up.
9. The pre-pregnant look
It’s safe to say, she is in her 2nd trimester now. Damn, he ain’t waste time. This is the moment she got “pre-pre… https://t.co/WwDnL0JAqO— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@BLACKLIVESMATTER)1539598724.0
I lied earlier... THIS is my favorite tweet from the bunch. Prince Harry wastes NO time.
10. Princess who?
Text from Princess Eugenie: “FFS!” #royalbaby— Elizabeth Windsor (@Elizabeth Windsor)1539598481.0
Sorry Princess Eugenie, your thunder has been stolen—AGAIN.
11. Royal family works quick
There’s no such thing as “I want to enjoy a few years with my husband before having babies” in the royal family boy 😂— tiwa (@tiwa)1539592330.0
Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if we find out Princess Eugenie is pregnant next month followed by Meghan and Prince Harry announcing the sex of their baby—which will again steal her thunder. You heard it here first folks!
12. Bag secured
Meghan Markle has officially secured the bag👶 go on girl! #royalbaby https://t.co/8SU4BBS3in— Neave🌵 (@Neave🌵)1539592185.0
The bag is secured and a beautiful royal baby is in the making. Now we wait for the gender reveal, baby names and baby bump pictures. Turning on all post notifications for the Kensington Palace Instagram as we speak.