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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple has said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turned one last May.

A spokesperson for the couple said they were “overjoyed”.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family “are delighted and wish them well”.

Harry and Meghan shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with the prince resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she cradles her bump.

Their second baby will be eighth in line to the throne.

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Meghan Markle’s due date has not been revealed, but her bump appeared prominent in the photograph.

The news comes after Meghan said in November that she had suffered a miscarriage last July, writing in an article of feeling “an almost unbearable grief”.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said: “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.”

The Valentine’s Day announcement comes just five days after the royal family celebrated the arrival of Princess Eugenie’s first child – a baby boy.

Harry and Meghan’s second child will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th or 11th great-grandchild depending on whether he or she arrives before or after Zara Tindall’s baby, which is also due in 2021.

They will follow the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Harry, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the line of succession.

However, they will not be entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a prince or a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

The baby is entitled to be a Lord or a Lady.

Harry and Meghan married in May 2018 in a ceremony at Windsor Castle and then a year later welcomed their first child, Archie, who was born on May 6, 2019.

They quit their roles as senior working royals in March 2020, and now live in California.


After days of controversy over who will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle on May 19 when she marries Prince Harry, Kensington Palace has made the announcement. It’s Prince Charles, Prince Harry’s father.

Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas, is unable to attend the wedding, after undergoing heart surgery.

Kensington Palace said the Prince of Wales was “pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the Royal Family in this way”.

Prince Harry’s grandfather, 96-year-old Prince Philip, will also attend the wedding, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

Prince Philip has been recovering from a hip operation.

Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, will take her daughter to the wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

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Doria Ragland will meet Queen Elizabeth for the first time at Windsor Castle later, accompanied by Meghan, 36, and Prince Harry, 33.

Meghan Markle’s mother has already been introduced to Prince Charles and Prince William and Kate Middleton. She met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Windsor Castle on May 17.

She took tea with Prince Charles and Camilla at Clarence House in London on May 16.

Thomas Markle had been due to arrive in the UK earlier this week, but became caught up in controversy over the apparent staging of photographs with the paparazzi.

Meghan Markle released a statement on May 17 saying she hoped her father could be given space to focus on his health.

The wedding ceremony begins at 12:00 BST and will be broadcast to the world.

Meghan Markle will have 10 bridesmaids and pageboys, who are all under the age of eight.

The bride decided against having a maid of honor, saying she wanted to avoid choosing between her closest friends.