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MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry announced on February 14 that they are expecting a second baby later this year.
The news of her pregnancy comes after the Duchess of Sussex suffered a miscarriage in July of last year and endured “unbearable grief” as a result.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a second child togetherCredit: Misan Harriman / Courtesy The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
When is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s second baby due?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a new addition to their family of three as they announced in a statement on February 14.
The couple said: “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.”
Meghan and Prince Harry will give baby Archie a sibling later this yearCredit: The Mega Agency
It is unclear when or where Meghan will give birth or what the sex of the baby is.
The duchess kept her pregnancy under wraps as her, Harry, and baby Archie have been social distancing in their Santa Barbara, California home.
When did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce their pregnancy?
The pair made the announcement on Valentine’s Day with a gorgeous black and white photo of Meghan lying on Prince Harry’s leg in an outdoor park.
Twitter users were quick to congratulate the couple, with one person tweeting: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan on the announcement that Archie will become a big brother as the couple expects their second child.”
Meghan and Prince Harry kept her pregnancy under wraps but she is due sometime this yearCredit: AFP or licensors
Another added: “I and beyond thrilled for #HarryandMeghan!! Congratulations on their pregnancy! May God bless them with a healthy, happy pregnancy and a healthy little sibling for their Archie!”
One chimed in and replied: “Amen. God bless them and May they have a healthy pregnancy.”
A Twitter user pointed out that exactly 37 years ago today, Princess Diana had announced she was expecting Prince Harry, in similar news to Meghan’s announcement.
When did the royal couple get married?
The highly-anticipated wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan took place on May 19, 2018.
The couple tied the knot at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, which is where Harry was christened when he was three months old.
Meghan and Prince Harry married in May of 2018Credit: supplied by Pixel8000 07917221968
Meghan and Harry lived in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace but later relocated to the US and got a home in California.
The pair got engaged on November 27, 2017.
When did Meghan suffer a miscarriage?
Meghan confessed to having suffered a miscarriage last summer.
She penned a piece published for the New York Times back in November detailing the events of that day.
The duchess explained feeling a “sharp cramp” after changing baby Archie’s diaper.
She wrote: “I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.”
Adding: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
Meghan was then rushed to the hospital, as Prince Harry stood beside her trying to provide comfort.
Meghan opened up on a personal essay to the New York Times about having suffered a miscarriage last summerCredit: AFP or licensors
She described how they “carried an unbearable grief” through the loss and penned in the essay how common it was to experience a miscarriage.
Meghan penned: “In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage.
Adding: “Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”
Where will the baby be in line to the throne?
Meghan and Harry’s second baby will be eighth in line for the throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, and baby Archie.
The baby will be Prince Charles’s fifth grandchild and the Queen and Prince Philip’s 10th or 11th great-grandchild, depending on if the baby arrives before or after Zara Tindall’s new baby.