Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced Sunday, Valentine’s Day, that they are expecting their second child.
“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” said a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
The Sussexes shared the news of the pregnancy by also releasing a photo of Meghan resting her head on Harry’s lap. The photo was taken remotely by photographer Misan Harriman, a longtime friend of the Sussexes’, according to their spokesperson.
Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy announcement mirrors the late Princess Diana’s announcement 37 years ago when it was confirmed she was pregnant with Harry.
According to ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie, news of Diana’s pregnancy was announced on February 13, 1984.
Harry and Meghan’s second child will be the fifth grandchild for Prince Charles and the 10th great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth. Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie recently gave birth to her first child, a son, who is the queen’s ninth great-grandchild.
The baby is expected to be born in California, where Harry, Meghan, and Archie moved in early 2020 after Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior working members of Britain’s royal family.