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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced they are expecting their second child - eek!
The 39-year-old Duchess and the 36-year-old Duke announced the news on Sunday evening, sharing a sweet picture of Meghan's baby bump.
In a joint statement, 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."
It comes after Meghan revealed she had tragically suffered a miscarriage in July 2020.
Writing about her heartbreaking ordeal, she said: "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. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.
"Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband's hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we'd heal."
Meghan added: "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. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning."
The couple welcomed their first born, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on 6th May 2019.
It's not yet known how far along the Duchess is, or when the new royal will be born, however the happy news follows mounting speculation the couple were expecting their second child.
Harry had previously expressed he only wanted to have two children in an interview with British Vogue. Discussing climate change in relation to bringing up children with primatologist Jade Goodall, he said: "Two, maximum!"
The rumour mill went into overdrive when the couple attended the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 9th November last year, where Meghan was seen gently touching her stomach at times.
We can't wait to hear more news about the new royal baby, but for now, congratulations to the Duke and Duchess!
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