Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced they are expecting a new baby — their second child after baby Archie. The royal couple shared the happy news on Valentine’s Day.
The couple shared a black-and-white picture of themselves, posed under a tree, with Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she laid her head on his lap while cradling her bump. The photograph was taken remotely by their longtime friend and photographer Misan Harriman.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said this evening: “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 Sussexes have not yet announced a specific due date for their baby’s arrival. They also did not comment on the baby’s sex in the announcement, and they might not until the arrival of the baby as is usual for the royal family.
This news of the new baby comes just days after Meghan Markle won a privacy case against Associated Newspapers Limited and not long after her emotional essay in the New York Times in which she revealed that she had suffered from a miscarriage last summer.
Baby Sussex will be eighth in line for the throne, behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, and baby Archie. He or she will be Prince Charles’s fifth grandchild and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 10th or 11th great-grandchild, depending on if the baby arrives before or after Zara Tindall’s —Princess Anne’s daughter who’s announced her pregnancy last December.
Congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry!
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