Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a second baby, a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped down from royal duties to pursue normal family life, are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their one-year-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who will turn 2 on May 6.
The spokesperson 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.”
Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, announced their pregnancy news with a stunning black-and-white photo that was taken remotely via iPad by their friend and longtime photographer, Misan Harriman. A smiling (and barefoot!) Harry looks lovingly at Meghan, who cradles her baby bump as she lays in his lap.
The royal couple shared the exciting news on Valentine’s Day. This is coming after Meghan revealed she suffered a miscarriage last July.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote in a searingly honest and heartbreaking New York Times essay on November 25.
In this official christening photograph supplied by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, PrinceHarry and Meghan Markle pose with their son, Archie, on July 06, 2019.Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal / Getty Images
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.
The sex of the couple’s second baby, as well as the due date, has not been announced. The new baby will be eighth in line to the throne.
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