Prince Harry Toasts With Water in Solidarity With Meghan Markle

They're expecting their first child next spring

Updated 10/23/18

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Pregnancy requires expectant mothers to make tons of adjustments to their everyday lives—some tiny, some huge. But, as mom-to-be Meghan Markle is finding out, Prince Harry will be there for her every step of the way. Harry and Meghan are currently in Fiji, where they attended a black tie dinner hosted by the Fijian prime minister on Tuesday. It was at this formal event that Harry made one of those small yet meaningful adjustments to show solidarity with his pregnant wife.

When it came time to toast at the dinner, Meghan, obviously, did so with water instead of alcohol, and, as Cosmopolitan points out, Harry followed suit, no matter the superstitions against it. We may never know if these two have made a water-only pact for all of Meghan's pregnancy, or if Harry made the decision himself to abstain from drinking alcohol. Either way, we're here for the Duke of Sussex's sweet and supportive gesture.

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Harry has spent much of his and Meghan's royal tour of Australia, Fiji, and other nearby Commonwealth countries proving just how excited he is about Meghan's pregnancy and about becoming a father. He even recently dropped a few hints about whether he wants a boy or a girl. Over the weekend, Harry was caught on video telling some local onlookers that he was in agreement with them when they said that they were hoping that their child is a girl.

Unfortunately, we may not find out the baby’s sex until right before it’s born. As we learned after the recent births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, it’s royal tradition that the family doesn’t learn the sex of the child in advance. Of course, it’s entirely possible that Harry and Meghan could break with typical royal protocol, as they continue to do on a regular basis—see: all that adorable PDA. We’ll keep our ears to the streets and our water glasses full until then.

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