Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they are pregnant with their second child in a beautiful way.
The happy news was presented in a surprise statement along with a never-before-seen photograph of the pair.
“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,” a spokesperson for the couple said.
While the details surrounding baby Sussex are yet to be revealed, the pair’s bliss follows after Duchess Meghan revealed she and her husband suffered a miscarriage in July 2020, in an emotional New York Times article.
In the heart wrenching op-ed that was published in November of last year, the 39-year-old starlet-turned-royal described feeling a “sharp cramp” one morning after changing her son Archie’s nappy.
“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,” she bravely revealed.
“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.”
The heartbreaking piece drew much needed attention towards baby loss, and played a crucial part in breaking down the stigma surrounding the difficult topic.
The pair’s baby joy followed just months after the sad revelation, and also came days behind Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank’s baby arrival.
While Sussex baby number 2 will be the 10th great grandchild of Queen Elizabeth, Eugenie welcomed in the 9th, her son, on Tuesday, February 9.
This article originally appeared on Over60.