The announcement was made by a spokesperson for Meghan and Prince Harry. They said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.“The D
The announcement was made by a spokesperson for Meghan and Prince Harry. They 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 announcement was accompanied by a photograph of the couple posted on Twitter by Misan Harriman, a long-time friend.
The black and white image shows Meghan resting her head in Harry’s lap with one arm over her clearly pregnant belly.
Accompanying the photo Mr Harriman said: “Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow.
“Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!”
Fans of the couple took to Twitter to celebrate the surprise announcement.
Mandy Thrall, from south-west England, posted: “So beautiful and so very much in love.
“They must be over the moon for the new baby.”
Another Twitter user added: “Wow so happy for them! Knew she was looking extra glowy in the last zoom photo!
“Gorgeous photo in a beautiful setting. I want to hang out at their house.”
A third commented: “Beautiful news from a gorgeous family.
“Congratulations Harry and Meghan. Wishing you the very best!”
When born the new royal will be eighth in line to the British throne.
Meghan gave birth to the couple’s first child, Archie Mountbatten-Harrison, in May 2019.
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