It is a special day for many reasons. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed that they are expecting their second child on Sunday, and the moment seems to pay tribute to Harry’s mother.
On Valentine’s Day, the cute couple announced their second baby is on the way with a stunning black and white snapshot that reveals Meghan’s tummy.
“We can confirm that Archie will be an older brother,” the couple said in a statement released Sunday. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to be expecting their second child.”
A palace spokesperson shared with ET that members of Harry’s royal family are excited about the news and said, “Your Majesty, [the] Duke of Edinburgh, [the] Prince of Wales and the whole family [are] I’m delighted and I wish you the best. “
However, as royal insider and reporter Omid Scobie noted on Twitter, his decision to announce the news on Valentine’s Day has special significance.
Princess Diana, 37 years ago a day, decided to announce on the romantic vacation that she was pregnant. its second son – Prince Harry.
Harry has long sought to keep the memory of his late mother close to his heart. The couple honored her in various ways during their high-profile royal wedding, and Harry has spoken about her legacy and honoring her contributions many times.
Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, are already parents to their son, Archie, whom they welcomed in May 2019. The two have been married since May 2018.
In November 2019, Harry hinted that he wanted Archie a brother. During a surprise visit to the families of service men and women in Windsor, England, a mother said Harry was interested in how he copes with two children.
“Harry was also very interested in how things were going with the second children, because we both have grown children,” Susie Stringfellow told Forces after the impromptu visit from the royal family. “And we were trying to encourage him to have a second baby.”
Last July, Harry also told legendary ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall how many children he and his wife Meghan wanted to have. When Goodall advised him at one point during the talk not to have “too many” children, in an effort to save the planet, Harry said he planned to only have “two, tops.”
For more on the happy couple, watch the video below.