Queen Elizabeth & Other Royal Family Members Are 'Delighted' About Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Baby News
After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced on Sunday, February 14, that they were expecting baby No. 2, the royal family couldn’t help but shower them with love.
“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.
Emily Andrews, Mail on Sunday royal editor, wrote on Twitter that the Sussexes “apparently told the Royal Family their happy news” before they shared it publicly.
The pair — who share son Archie, 1 — revealed the news about growing their family on Valentine’s Day — the same day that the late Princess Diana revealed she was pregnant with Harry in 1984.
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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.
Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, shared a black-and-white photo of themselves, which was taken via iPad by their friend Misan Harriman. In the photo, Harry can’t stop smiling at his wife while she lays on the ground and shows off her bump in a white dress.
The Suits alum sported a Carolina Herrera frock, which was first made when she was pregnant with Archie.
"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 on Twitter.
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At the end of last year, Meghan revealed she had a miscarriage last summer. "Something was not right," she wrote in a candid 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."
Fortunately, the duo — who stepped down from their royal duties last year and have since moved to California to raise their tot — were still able to expand their family.