Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child, their office confirmed on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued a statement saying, “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.” In a black-and-white photo of themselves, the pair sat near a tree with Harry placing his hand under Meghan’s head while she lies on his lap with her hand resting on her bump.
The couple’s second child will be eight in line to the British throne. “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, and the entire family are delighted and wish them well,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said.
Harry told chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall in 2019 that he would not have more than two children for the planet’s sake. “Not too many,” Goodall asks, to which the duke replied, “two, maximum.”
Harry married the former Suits actress at Windsor Castle in May 2018, and their son Archie was born a year later. The couple stepped down as senior royal family members in 2020 and moved to North America citing what they described as unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media, The Hindu reported.
They bought a home in Santa Barbara, California. Meghan revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, sharing the traumatic experience in a bid to help others. She recently won a privacy claim against the newspaper over the publication of her letter to her estranged father.