Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating after making it known that they are in sweet expectation of their second child together. The couple is already parents of little Archie Harrison, born in the month of May 2019.
“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to be expecting their second child, ”a spokesperson for the couple announced exclusively to People magazine.
Markle and Prince Harry shared the news of the pregnancy with a black and white photograph that was taken remotely by photographer Misan Harriman. In the snapshot, the Duchess of Sussex appears placing her hands on her bulging pregnant belly, while Harry watches her with a big smile.
For the announcement of her pregnancy, Meghan Markle opted for a baggy dress by Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera. Today, Markle has a very good friendship with Wes Gordon, creative director of the brand.
So far, the couple has not delved into details about the sex of the new baby they expect or in relation to the months of pregnancy of the Duchess of Sussex.
This is what you need to know:
Meghan Markle suffered a miscarriage
The news of Meghan Markle’s second pregnancy comes after it was announced that she suffered a miscarriage in July 2020. At that time, the Duchess of Sussex recounted her painful experience in a New York Times article in November 2020.
Losing a child means enduring grief that is almost impossible to bear that is experienced by many, but told by very few. In the grief of our loss, my husband and I discovered that out of a hundred women, between ten and twenty will have suffered a miscarriage. However, despite this common pain, the conversation on the subject remains a taboo, surrounded by undeserved shame, which perpetuates a vicious cycle of solitary mourning, “said Markle in a fragment of her text.
According to the publication of the New York Times in 2020, Meghan Markle’s miscarriage occurred in July on a morning like “any other” when she was about to carry out her first activities of the day.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry parted ways with their roles as royalty
In January 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially resigned from their roles as members of the British Royal Family. According to People magazine, the couple’s decision was due to their desire to have a “normal life.”
A source close to the couple assured People that they wanted to focus on “doing the right thing” after the arrival of their firstborn Archie in May 2019.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously ruled on their desire for more children
In the summer of 2019, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their wish to have a “maximum” of two children. At that time, the couple was fully enjoying the first weeks of the birth of their firstborn Archie.
Currently, the couple lives in a luxurious and private residence in Montecito in the state of California, a town in the United States where they have settled permanently since March 2020.
On a professional level, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have partnered with major companies such as Netflix, Disney Plus, and the New York Times to work on major projects related to education, after officially breaking away from their commitments to British royalty.