Celebs react to Meghan Markle's pregnancy

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019," the official Instagram account of Kensington Palace posted on Oct. 15, 2018. "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."

And with that announcement, the world found out there was a new royal baby on the way from everyone's favorite royal couple — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. According to the BBC, "The Queen and other senior royals were told about the pregnancy" three days before, during Princess Eugenie's wedding. Way to steal Eugenie's thunder, new royal baby. We assume you can do that when you're seventh in line for the British throne and haven't even been born yet. 

This baby could also be the first royal to hold dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States, so there is a possible scenario where the baby grows up and becomes president of the United States while also being an heir to the British throne. Now that sounds like the plot of an HBO series. 

So, what did celebs react to Meghan Markle's pregnancy news? Let's find out. Want us to put a kettle on, first?

Ellen DeGeneres

"Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are gonna have a baby! That's wonderful. I can't wait to find out what's in the suitcase. #RoyalBaby," comedian Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, referencing Meghan Markle's former gig as a suitcase girl on the NBC game show Deal or No Deal.

Back in May 2018, The Ellen Show host said she should have been invited to the royal wedding because she's "responsible for Meghan Markle's true love, her dog." DeGeneres added, "She said in an interview that years ago she was at a dog rescue and apparently I was there and I said, 'You have to take that dog home,' and because I told her to, she took it home."

"I don't remember any of this," DeGeneres said. "But I did change Meghan Markle's life that day because when you get a dog, it gives you unconditional love and without that, she would have been lonely, and she would have been looking for love in the wrong places." Who knows? Maybe DeGeneres can be the royal baby's godmother. They owe her at least that much.

Rob Delaney

In 2012, Rob Delaney became the first comedian to be named "The Funniest Person on Twitter," and the Deadpool 2 star is still going strong with his special brand of absurdist humor. 

"This is Rob's wife Diane. Rob just found out Meghan Markle was pregnant when she & Prince Harry (Rob's favorite prince) were wed. He won't come out of the root cellar. Please can a locksmith or some husky boys come & help me get him out?" he (she?) tweeted

If you follow Delaney on Twitter, you know he's never one to give up on a bit. "Harry & Megan [sic] must be nervous as they prepare to make love for the first time tonight," the Catastrophe creator tweeted on The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding day in May 2018. 

He quoted that tweet to give us this punchline: "Wait someone just sent me this thread proving they were both virgins at the time of their wedding. Rob says he'll come out of the cellar in time for dinner. (We're doing choose-your-own-topping-pizza-bagels!)." Stay hilarious, Delaney.

Katie Hopkins

"Meghan Markle will be preggers faster than an 11yr old white girl in #Telford," British media personality and former The Apprentice (UK) contestant Katie Hopkins tweeted the day of the royal wedding in May 2018. "You may call me the Messiah. Please kneel," she tweeted five months later, when news broke that Meghan Markle was 12 weeks pregnant.

We get the sense that Hopkins is not the royal family's biggest fan, considering she posted a screenshot of one of her older tweets that read: "Ginger haired babies. Like regular babies just so much harder to love," with the caption, "*coughs* throwback Monday #MeghanMarkle." Dang, Katie.

Maybe Hopkins isn't a fan of Markle. "No competition. You can't buy class. #RoyalWedding2018," she tweeted during Markle's wedding to Prince Harry, accompanied by a side-by-side photo of Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, in their respective wedding dresses. Hopkins sounds like she'd be fun at parties, huh? 

Lily Allen

Pop singer Lily Allen threw out the idea that the timing of the royal baby announcement was a possible government conspiracy to distract British citizens from the failed Brexit negotiations. "That should take the heat off #BrexitShambles for a week. Well played everyone," she tweeted after the news broke.

One of her followers replied that the royal family timed the announcement "as to not overshadow Princess Eugenie's wedding," to which Allen answered, "Baby's not due till spring, that's like 6-7 months." We can't argue with that.

Eventually, hordes of people jumped in to push back on Allen's conspiracy claims. In response, Allen clarified her position with a hefty serving of snark. "For all gammon morons, I don't think the royal baby is a conspiracy, however, I do think the timing of the announcement was very establishment convenient. Do carry on..," she tweeted. "I'm so bored of my being aware and observant being presented as mad hysterical or conspiratorial," she tweeted later.

Theresa May & Sadiq Khan & Australia

When you're a royal baby, British politicians have to stop what they're doing and congratulate your parents. That's just how it works over there. So, when Kensington Palace broke the news, Britain's most prominent and high-profile politicians took to social media to offer their excitement and well-wishes.

"My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news they are expecting a baby in the Spring. Wishing them all the best," U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted.

"On behalf of Londoners, I want to send our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news they are expecting their first child. Congratulations! #RoyalBaby," Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted.

The political love didn't stop there. A day after the royal baby announcement was made (per CNN), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their first tour of Australia "with an official welcome ceremony at Admiralty House in Sydney." They were received by "Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Queen Elizabeth II's official representative in Australia, and his wife, Lynne Cosgrove." What did the Cosgroves present to the expecting couple? "A pair of baby Ugg boots and a kangaroo doll."

Vicky Pattison

Media personality Vicky Pattison won the fifteenth series of the U.K.'s I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! She's also appeared on such reality shows as Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach, and Judge Geordie and made made guest appearances on Celebrity Dinner Date, Big Brother's Bit on the Side, This MorningMurder in Successville, Safeword, and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Needless to say, Pattison is a big fan of reality TV and news, so news about a real royal baby was no exception. 

"Omg!!! I am so unbelievably happy for these two lovebirds!!! What a year it's been for the Royals!! Imagine harry as a dad man?? Too cute!! Huge Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are expecting their first baby in spring!" Pattinson wrote on Instagram

May we all be as excited over a new baby we don't have to take care of as Vicky Pattison.