After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed on February 14 that they were expanding their family, many fans were shocked by the news. However, Harry and Meghan's inner circle were not in the dark about the exciting milestone.
The duo "told their families in advance of announcing baby news to the world," a source exclusively tells The Royal Observer.
In fact, the royal family seems to be over the moon about the pair giving their son, Archie, another sibling. “Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are ‘delighted’ and wish them well,” a palace spokesperson said in a statement, referring to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
The red-headed royal, 36, and the Suits alum, 39, shared the happy news on Valentine's Day — the same day that the late Princess Diana revealed she was pregnant with Harry in 1984.
"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.
Misan Harriman, a close friend of the couple, took the stunning photograph of the pair via iPad, which she publicly shared on Twitter. In the snap, Harry is seen smiling at his wife while she lays on the ground and cradles her growing bump in a white dress.
"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," Harriman captioned the sweet photograph.
Just a few months ago, the former actress revealed she had a miscarriage last summer and got candid about what she had been feeling in an op-ed for The New York Times. "Something was not right," she wrote. "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."