By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Duke and Duchess of Sussex) are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their young son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
A spokesperson for the couple 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 couple shared a black and white picture of themselves, sat under a tree, with Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she lay in his lap cradling her bump.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.”
It was noted on social media by fans of the couple, that the Valentine’s Day announcement could be a nod to Princess Diana.
Diana and Prince Charles revealed they were expecting their second child, Prince Harry, exactly 37 years ago in 1984.
The news of Meghan’s pregnancy came after Princess Eugenie gave birth to a baby boy on February 9.
The new royal baby, Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s first child is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s ninth great-grandchild.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new baby arrives, they will be eighth in line to the throne and the Prince of Wales’s fifth grandchild.
Last year Meghan revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July 2020, while she and husband Harry were living in Los Angeles.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had openly shared their hopes of having two children to complete their family. It was no secret they dreamed of welcoming a new addition – a baby brother or sister for Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Harry told activist and chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall in 2019 that he would only have two children for the sake of the planet.
The Sussexes were over the moon to welcome son Archie on May 6 2019. Harry described Archie’s birth as “the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined”.
The duchess once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”, while Harry often said he would love to have children, particularly after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had their own.