Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, expecting second child

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, have announced they are expecting their second child.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 9:13 am

A spokesman for the couple said they were ‘overjoyed’ to be welcoming a brother or sister to their son, Archie, who was born in May, 2019.

The child would be eighth in line to the throne.

The couple’s spokesman said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

Harry and Meghan captured by photographer Misan Harriman SUS-210215-071814001

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

They will follow Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Harry and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the line of succession.

The couple’s announcement was accompanied by a picture from friend and photographer Misan Harriman.

According to a tweet from Misan, the shot was captured remotely on an iPad.

In a poetic twist of fate, the Valentine’s Day announcement was 37 years to the day since Princess Diana announced she was pregnant with her second son, Harry.

Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, a 39-year-old former actress, became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding in 2018.

Last year, the couple left their roles as senior working royals and moved to California.