Los Angeles (AP) – The The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, their office confirmed Sunday.
A spokesman for 36-year-old Prince Harry and 39-year-old Megan said in a statement, “We can confirm that Archie is about to become an older brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to expect their second child. “
In a black-and-white photo of themselves, the couple were sitting near a tree with Harry’s hand under Meghan’s head as she held her hand comfortably in her lap.
The child will be the eighth corresponding to the British throne.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Your Excellency, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the whole family are happy and wish him well.”
Duke told chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall in 2019 that she would have only two children for the planet.
Goodall said: “Not much,” and Harry replied: “Two, maximum.”
Harry and American actor Meghan Markle married in May 2018 at Windsor Castle. A year later their son Archie was born.
In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were performing royal duties and moving to North America, stating that the British media had unbearable intrusive and racist attitudes. They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, California.
In November, Meghan revealed that she had miscarried in July 2020, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hopes of helping others.
A few days ago, the Duchess won a confidentiality claim against a newspaper over the publication of her father’s personal letter.
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