Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are Expecting Their Second Baby: A Spokesperson For The Couple Has Confirmed
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently residing in California, are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their son Archie, who will be two in May, later this year.
A spokesperson for Meghan and Harry said: ‘We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.’
The couple shared their announcement – aptly on Valentine’s Day – by posting a black and white image of Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she lay in his lap underneath a tree.
‘The photograph of the Duke and Duchess was was taken by the couple’s longtime friend Misan Harriman. What wonderful news for the Sussexes!!’ their spokesperson added.
The news comes just months after Meghan, 39, revealed that she lost her second child to a miscarriage in an article for the New York Times.
It also comes on the 37th anniversary of when Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, announced that she was pregnant with him on Valentine’s Day in 1984.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated Valentine’s Day by announcing the happy news that they will be welcoming a new addition to their family!
The couple gave us Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in the closing scene of Notting Hill vibes in this photo. Meghan is wearing a dress that was made for her by Carolina Herrera when she was expecting big brother-to-be Archie, making it even more meaningful.
It’s a simple yet chic maxi dress with a round neckline in what looks like a linen fabric. It’s perfect maternity wear, and although the exact dress isn’t available to buy, we’ve tracked down four similar options to help you get the look.
Harry and Meghan shocked the world last year when they stepped down as senior royals and announced they were moving to North America with baby Archie, who will turn two in May.
The couple have been hunkering down at a sprawling nine-bedroom mansion in Montecito that they purchased for $14.65 million last June.
The happy news comes on the 37th anniversary of when Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, announced that she was pregnant with him on Valentine’s Day in 1984
Their baby announcement came just days after Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie welcomed a baby boy on February 9.
Meghan and Harry were said to have sent their congratulations to Eugenie privately, while keeping their own growing family under wraps.
The s*x of the couple’s second baby, as well as the due date, remain unclear.
Baby Sussex will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th or 11th great-grandchild, depending on whether he or she arrives before or after Zara Tindall’s baby, which is also due in 2021.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman responded to the news by saying: ‘Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.’
Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child Archie (pictured) in May of 2019
Harry and Meghan shocked the world last year when they stepped down as senior royals and announced they were moving to North America with baby Archie, who will turn two in May
The new baby, like Archie, will grow up thousands of miles away from the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as his or her cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
He or she will still be eighth-in-line to the throne, bumping the Duke of York, Andrew, to the ninth slot and knocking his youngest daughter Eugenie out of the top 10.
But the child will not be entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a prince or a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V – but this is the same as what would have happened pre-Megxit.
The baby is entitled to be a Lord or a Lady, but Harry and Meghan will again opt to style their second-born a plain Master, like Archie, or a Miss, with the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Sussexes’ new infant will be the Prince of Wales’s fifth grandchild.
While Archie was born in Harry’s homeland, it is not yet clear where the couple plan to have their second child.