The news comes just a few days after the royal family welcomed Princess Eugenie's child.
Valentine's Day just became a lot more special for the fans of the beautiful couple, Harry and Meghan, as news broke out that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child. A spokesperson confirmed the news saying that "Archie is going to be a big brother" and further stated that the couple is "overjoyed", reported the BBC.
The Buckingham Palace spokesman also said that the rest of the royal family "are delighted and wish them well". The news took the internet by storm after Harry and Meghan shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with Harry resting his hand on Meghan's head as she cradles her bump. The due date has not been revealed but her baby bump can be seen prominently in the photograph. Last November the Duchess had shared that she had suffered a miscarriage in July and wrote in an article about how she felt "an almost unbearable grief".
Misan Harriman, who is a friend of the couple and the photographer who took the beautiful photo, posted it on Twitter to announce the pregnancy. "Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow," she wrote along with it. The Valentine's Day announcement comes just five days after the royal family welcomed Princess Eugenie's first child - a baby boy.
Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!#remoteshoot #shotonipad #shotbymisan pic.twitter.com/3iSYjydVj9— Misan Harriman (@misanharriman) February 14, 2021
The BBC also said that Harry and Meghan's second child will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's 10th or 11th great-grandchild depending on whether he or she arrives before or after Zara Tindall's baby, who is also due in 2021. They will follow the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Harry, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the line of succession. The broadcasting company further explained that the new additions will not be entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a prince or a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V. The baby is, however, entitled to be a Lord or a Lady.