Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are preparing to become parents again. The couple is expecting their second child, their spokesman confirmed.
Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and his wife actress have released a black-and-white image of them under a tree. Both of them smile while Meghan is showing signs of pregnancy. “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” the couple said.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child,” the spokesman said.
The couple preferred to make the important announcement 37 years to the day newspapers in the UK carried the news Prince Charles and Princess Diana were expecting Harry, their second child.
Unlike Diana and Charles, the young couple quit frontline royal duties in March last year and now live in California. The couple’s departure last year — dubbed “Megxit” by the British press — was a far cry from 2018 when they married in a ceremony at Windsor Castle watched around the world.
Buckingham Palace comments on Meghan’s pregnancy
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.”
Last year, they launched a non-profit organisation, Archewell, after giving up a “Sussex Royal” brand as part of the terms of their departure from frontline royal duties.
They have started other ventures, including signing a deal with Spotify to produce podcasts that tell “uplifting and entertaining stories”.
The couple also signed a contract, reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars, with streaming giant Netflix to produce “impactful” films and series.
Harry and Meghan’s latest announcement came days after Princess Eugenie, a granddaughter of the queen, gave birth to a baby boy.