How Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Pregnancy Announcement Paid Tribute To The Late Princess Diana

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Feb. 15 2021, Updated 2:17 p.m. ET

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Too sweet! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid tribute to the late Princess Diana when they announced they were expecting baby No. 2

On February 14, the pair revealed they were expanding their brood — 37 years to the day after Princess Diana announced she was expecting her second son, Harry. 

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According to an archive copy of the Daily Express from 1984, the late royal graced the cover and shared the big news. “Princess Diana learned she was to be a mother again only a few hours before this picture was taken,” the article reads. 

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were “delighted” that Diana and her husband, Prince Charles, were welcoming another tot into the family. “The royal couple have no preference whether it is a boy or girl,” the article noted. 

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The publication also noted that she and Charles were preparing for “Double the Fun and Double the Mischief,” referring to their eldest son, Prince William, who was 20 months old at the time. Harry was born on September 15, 1984.

Omid Scobie, co-author of Finding Freedom, posted the throwback photo on Twitter. “A touching tribute announcing for the Sussexes to announce their exciting news on #ValentinesDay. It was exactly 37 years ago that Princess Diana shared with the world that she was pregnant with Prince Harry.” 

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"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 one day earlier. The pair also shared a photo of themselves on social media, which their close friend took via iPad. 

"Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news! #remoteshoot #shotonipad #shotbymisan," Misan Harriman captioned the adorable moment on Twitter. 

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Last year, the Suits alum revealed she had suffered a miscarriage. "Something was not right," she wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times. "I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm."

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child that I was losing my second," she wrote in the article titled "The Losses We Share."

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