Our Duchess is pregnant!
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed to multiple outlets today that Meghan is expecting her second child with Harry – and that Archie is getting a sibling!
“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” the spokesperson said. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
The announcement was made alongside a beautiful photo of the couple outside under a tree, Harry barefoot and sitting up holding the head of Meghan, whose head rests on his lap. She smiles as she cradles her visible baby bump, wearing a sleeveless, long flowing Carolina Herrera dress. According to People magazine, the dress was first made when she was pregnant with Archie. Meghan has had a longtime connection with the brand’s creative director, Wes Gordon.
The photo was taken remotely by longtime friend and photographer Misan Harriman.
Below, a message from Misan Harriman via Twitter —
UPDATE: The news comes on almost the same day Princess Diana and Prince Charles announced they were expecting their second child, Harry, February 13, 1984.
From Today.com —
“In 1984, Princess Diana had taken a weekend solo trip to Oslo, Norway to watch the London ballet while her pregnancy was still a secret. That following Monday, Feb. 13, Kensington Palace released a statement that the Princess of Wales was expecting her second child. The next day, Valentine’s Day, her exciting announcement was on the front page of every major newspaper in the world.”
Harry and Meghan told their families the happy news before announcing it publicly today.
UPDATE: We’re hearing news that the baby is due in late Spring. Our best guess is June. Let us know what your guesses are on a due date in the comments.
Below, the couple’s baby announcement for Archie, October 2018 —
Harry and Meghan in May 2019 for the official photo call with Archie —
We will update this post as we learn more details about the baby’s due date and what Meghan wore for the photo.
A Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed!