Even though Queen Elizabeth has seemed more than a little perturbed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lately, there’s finally a glimmer of good news for the couple! Over the weekend, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they are expecting a second child together.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Receive Warm Congratulations from Entire Royal Family
It wasn’t long after they shared the news that they received warm congratulations on behalf of the entire royal family. A palace spokesperson told PEOPLE in a statement that “Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are ‘delighted’ and wish them well,” referring specifically to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.
Although the congratulations was shared after the public news, the royal family was told about the pregnancy before it was announced publicly. The second child of Meghan and Harry will be the younger sibling to Archie Harrison, the couple’s first son. He will turn two years old in May.
Archie Is Going to Be a Big Brother
It was on Valentine’s Day that a spokesperson for Meghan and Harry told PEOPLE that the couple was expecting. “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.”
When the couple shared their pregnancy news, they also shared a stunning black and white photo that was taken by photographer Misan Harriman, a friend of theirs. In the photo, Harry is shown barefoot while looking lovingly at his wife, Meghan, who is cradling a baby bump as she lays in his lap.
Even sweeter, Meghan is wearing a beautiful dress by Carolina Herrara in the photo, which was made when she was pregnant with her first child, Archie.
No Due Date Announced Yet
Although Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have already announced the big news, a due date hasn’t been revealed yet. They also didn’t comment about the baby’s gender, which they might be keeping as a surprise. They were famously quiet in the past about Archie’s gender.
The news of Meghan’s pregnancy follows a recent essay published in the New York Times, where she revealed she suffered from a miscarriage last summer.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage.
“Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” she wrote.
“Some have bravely shared their stories; they have opened the door, knowing that when one person speaks truth, it gives license for all of us to do the same.”