CIVIC dignitaries in West Sussex have spoken of their delight the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first baby next spring.
The announcement on Monday came less than two weeks after the royal couple made their initial visit to Chichester, pictured above, and Bognor Regis.
Susan Pyper, the Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, said: “This is wonderful, heart-warming news.
“On behalf of everyone in West Sussex, it gives me great pleasure to send warmest and most sincere congratulations to the Duke and Duchess at this time of great happiness for them both.
West Sussex County Council chairman Cllr Lionel Barnard said: “We thank them for coming to West Sussex and wish them every happiness with their first born.”