Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Expecting Their Second Child

The couple shared the news on Valentine’s Day with a touching new photo.

Last updated on February 14, 2021, at 4:05 p.m. ET

Posted on February 14, 2021, at 2:41 p.m. ET

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Misan Harriman / Courtesy The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) are expecting their second child, a spokesperson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” the spokesperson said. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

The couple made their announcement on Valentine’s Day with a touching new photo by longtime friend, photographer Misan Harriman.


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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during their royal tour of South Africa on Sept. 25, 2019

The new royal baby will join older brother Archie, who turns two in May.

Even though Harry and Meghan have “stepped back” as working members of the royal family, their second child will still be 8th in line for the throne, since the Queen didn’t change the line of succession.

Meghan’s pregnancy announcement was made nearly three months after she published a devastating op-ed in the New York Times revealing that she miscarried a child in July.

The Sussex family has been living in California near Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, where her mother resides, since March. Harry and Meghan have spent the past year laying the groundwork for their post-royal lives.

In December, the couple formally launched the Archewell organization, which is made up of the nonprofit Archewell Foundation and two production companies, Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions.

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