It looks like another royal baby is coming our way!
In a statement made via a spokesperson on Sunday, per People, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they are expecting their second child. After months of speculation, the brief statement confirming the pregnancy read:
“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.”
Baby news! “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” says a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.” pic.twitter.com/GrqSiBxaXa
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) February 14, 2021
What a pleasant Valentine’s Day surprise, right?!
As you may know, the couple is already parents to their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, whom they welcomed in May of 2019, just roughly a year after they tied the knot. And this latest happy news comes after the 39-year-old actress revealed she suffered a miscarriage last July. Back in November, the Duchess of Sussex opened up about the heartbreaking loss and “unbearable grief” in a candid New York Times essay, writing:
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
Ugh, it’s still so gut-wrenching to hear!
But as we know, this couple can overcome even the hardest of times. In January 2020, to much backlash, the pair announced that they were stepping down from their roles as senior members of the royal family and later relocated to their new abode in Santa Barbara, California. While speaking at the TIME100Talks in October, Meghan opened up about why they’ve decided to focus more on their family, saying:
“For us, we’re trying to embrace all of the quality time we get with our son right now and to not miss a single moment of his growth and development, which has been special.”
The newest addition to their family will definitely be special, too — especially if what the prince said is true, this may be their last kid! In a conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall for British Vogue, the 36-year-old father revealed how many children he wanted to have with his famous wife. When the topic of climate change came up, the English primatologist said it must be scary for Harry to witness everything happening because he just had his now 1-year-old son, to which he replied:
“I know. It does make it different. I think, weirdly because of the people that I’ve met and the places I’ve been fortunate enough to go, I’ve always had a connection and a love for nature. I view it differently now, without question. But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…”
Dr. Goodall quickly jumped in with “not too many,” which left Harry to reassure everyone that they planned to have “two, maximum!”
Okay, Perezcious readers, how excited are U that these two are having another child?! Any guesses on the little tot’s name? Let us know ALL of your thoughts in the comments (below)!
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