Another royal child is on the way as Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting an addition to their family. Meghan is pregnant with her second child, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed to CNN on Sunday.
The couple’s son, Archie, is 19 months. CNN reported that a spokesperson said, “Yes, Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.” The news comes after the duchess suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage last summer, and just days after she won a privacy case against Associated Newspapers Limited.
Meghan and Harry’s friend, photographer Misan Harriman, posted a new black-and-white photo of the couple on Instagram to celebrate the news. In it, a barefoot Harry sits on the grass, with Meghan in his lap, her hand draped over a prominent baby bump visible under her casual maxi-dress.
Though this child will be a member of the British royal family but is likely to be American-born, as Harry, 36, and the former Meghan Markle, 39, are living in Santa Barbara County, California, close to where Markle was born and raised.
Harry and Meghan’s second child, the fifth grandchild for Prince Charles, will be eighth in line to the throne, just behind Archie and Harry and following his Cambridge cousins, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2