Meghan Markle & Prince Harry 'Will Both Take Some Proper Time Off' After Baby No. 2's Birth, 'Want Real Quality Time Together'

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Apr. 1 2021, Updated 11:40 a.m. ET

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As soon as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome baby No. 2 — a girl! — this summer, the two "will both take some proper time off," a friend of the couple told Vanity Fair.

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"It will be the summer and they want to make sure they both take their leave so they have some real quality time together once the baby arrives," the insider added. 

When Archie was born on May 6, 2019, Harry flew to the Netherlands for work, while the former actress, 39, kept herself busy by editing an issue of British Vogue and designing a collection for Smart Works.

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The pair are planning on having a home birth in their Montecito, Calif., home, Page Six reported earlier this week. 

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The Suits star wanted to give birth to her son at Frogmore cottage in the U.K., but their vision didn't go as planned. “In the end, her doctors advised her to go to hospital and all she was interested in was about delivering Archie safely," a source noted.

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“But she has a beautiful home in California, it’s a beautiful setting to give birth to her baby girl," the insider dished.

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On February 14, Meghan and Harry announced they were expanding their brood. "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," a spokesperson said.

While chatting with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired on March 7, the California residents revealed they were having a girl and they were excited for their family to be complete.

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“A girl, you know, what more can you ask for? But now, you know, now we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great," the red-headed royal, 36, said.

Since Meghan and Harry left the royal family and moved to the West Coast, "it's unclear" how "they will announce the birth or what that will look like," a source said. "This time around, they don’t have to adhere to the royal protocol.”

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