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Pregnant Duchess of Sussex thrills royal baby watchers with new pics

She's glowing!
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Just days ago, we learned that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child, and since then, photos of the proud parents-to-be have given royal watchers a glimpse of their happiness as they tour Australia.

But the latest photos from that tour given those watchers something else to see — a baby bump!

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Getty Images

The former Meghan Markle stepped out in a form-fitting navy wrap dress from Australian designer Dion Lee on Thursday, and unlike other dresses she's worn during their excursion down under, this one highlighted a hint of her new bump.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.Getty Images

But that wasn't her only look of the day. Later she sported a Martin Grant trench coat and black Club Monaco dress with a row of buttons that ran up the side.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to students from Albert Park Primary School, Port Melbourne Primary School and Elwood Secondary College while riding on a Melbourne Tram on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Getty Images

Of course, while visual evidence of the baby-on-the-way is thrilling for fans, the duchess had her sights set on the tasks at hand Thursday.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react after starting model Formula 1 cars at a demonstration by Formula 1 in Schools, at a reception given by the Governor of Victoria.Reuters
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, chat with student during a visit to Albert Park Primary School in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Reuters

After all, she and her prince were hard at work attending royal engagements, including a couple of school visits, a beach-side stop to meet a team of surf-rescue life guards, a quick lesson in Australian rules football and, as always, a few stops to greet huge groups of well-wishers along the way.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, meet with surf life savers at South Melbourne beach in Melbourne.EPA
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, passes a Australian Rules football during an event at Government House in Melbourne, Australia.AP

It was at one of those meet-and-greets that the Duke of Sussex unintentionally stirred up some baby talk of his own.

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, visit Australia's second-largest city Melbourne, where they're greeted by thousands of screaming fans.Getty Images

At one point, Prince Harry made the acquaintance of a 5-month-old baby named Harriet, and according to TODAY's Keir Simmons, he then said, "Harriet is a great name" — which is exactly the sort of comment that fuels baby-name speculations.

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While Harriet would be a beautiful option if the newlyweds happen to be expecting a baby girl, Simmons reported that the current fan favorites for the next member of the royal family include Victoria, Albert, Arthur and Alice.

The truth is, the couple, who appeared particularly affectionate during Thursday's outings, have a lot of options to choose from. In fact, while taking a tram ride with students from the Albert Park Primary School, Meghan told them, "We've been given a long list. We're gonna sit down and have look at them."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three-week tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji and will be in Sydney on October 20 to launch the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 sport competition. EPA

And if they need even more options, they can check out our own list of potential monikers.