Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their second child.
“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” a spokesman for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Page Six on Sunday. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very happy to be expecting their second child.”
The couple’s son, Archie, turns 2 in May.
When Markle, 39, and Harry, 36, announced the pregnancy news, they shared an intimate black-and-white photo showing Markle rocking her baby bump. Page Six is informed that the photo was taken externally by the couple’s longtime friend and photographer Misan Harriman.
The news comes a few months after Markle talked about her “almost unbearable grief”
The new arrival will be the first baby of British royal descent to be born in the United States after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex resigned their positions as senior royals earlier this year.
After leaving the roles, they settled in a $ 14 million home in Montecito, California, where neighbors include Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
Rumors of Markle’s pregnancy began swirling late last year after her legal team requested that her privacy case against Britain’s newspaper on Sunday be postponed for nine months on a “confidential” basis.
The former “Suits” actress appeared to be showing a bump in photos posted on Page Six in late December as she stepped out all in a heavy parka and sweater.
Markle was hailed for his brutally honest essay on pregnancy loss in the New York Times last year.
She wrote: “I knew, when I grabbed my firstborn child, that I lost the second,” and described how she saw “the man to the heart break as he tried to hold the broken parts of me.”
Harry has already said he only wants two children, after talking about the concerns for the environment and the “scary” effects of global warming in the issue of British Vogue, guest edited by his wife.
Promising to be financially independent, Sussexes has signed multimillion-dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify, which follow in Obama’s footsteps. Their holiday podcast is expected to air soon.
Markle also turns to investing – and is an angel investor in the female-owned coffee brand Clevr, which Winfrey promoted to its 19 million Instagram followers.