Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed that they are expecting their second child on Feb. 14, just months after the former Suits actress shared she suffered a miscarriage in a New York Times personal essay.
A source told PEOPLE that the couple is feeling immense joy about expanding their family. After Meghan’s miscarriage, the couple was “hopeful that they would get pregnant again,” according to a source.
“And they were overjoyed that it happened so quickly.” The source said that initially, “they were both nervous, and it took them a while before they could relax and fully enjoy this pregnancy.”
The Duchess of Sussex and Harry always wanted to give their son Archie, a little brother or sister though, “they always wanted for Archie to have a sibling close in age,” the source explained.
Meghan and Harry love being parents, the source told PEOPLE, noting, “they can’t wait to share that even more with a second child. They are both so happy to have their little family.”
Meghan and Harry’s spokesperson issued a statement announcing that the couple will soon be welcoming their second child. “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” the statement said. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child,” the spokesperson said. A photo of the expectant couple, taken by friend and photographer Misan Harriman, was also shared.”
A spokesperson for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “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 photo was taken remotely by longtime friend and photographer Misan Harriman. pic.twitter.com/qbi1TeUgRr
— Emily Nash (@emynash) February 14, 2021
Harry previously spoke to Dr. Jane Goodall in a British Vogue interview about how he and Meghan want to have just two kids. Prince Harry addressed how he sees climate change now that he is a father, saying, “It does make it different.”
“I think, weirdly, because of the people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to, 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…”
“Not too many!” Goodall asked, laughing. “Two, maximum!” Prince Harry replied.
“But I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed. And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation,” he explained.