Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s secret nod to Diana revealed in second pregnancy announcement

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have announced they are expecting their second child – with a secret nod to Princess Diana.

The couple 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.


But fans of the couple on Twitter were quick to point out the meaning behind choosing Valentine's Day to announce their happy news.

Exactly 37 years ago today Princess Diana and Prince Charles announced they were expecting their second child – Prince Harry.

The news dominated the headlines back in 1984 when they revealed Prince William would become a big brother.

Today, in a secret nod to the peoples' princess, the Sussexes did the same.

"We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother," a spokesman for the couple said.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.”

The pregnancy photo was taken by the couple's longtime friend and photographer Misan Harriman.


The wonderful news comes just months after Meghan revealed her "unbearable grief" after suffering a miscarriage in July.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, wrote of the moment she knew she was "losing" her second baby in a deeply personal essay for the New York Times.

Harry and Meghan's new tot will add to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's ever growing family – being the monarch's tenth great-grandchild.

And he or she will be Prince Charles fifth grandchild, joining Archie and Prince William's children with George, Charlotte and Louis.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new baby will be eighth in line to the throne.

Archie was born in 2019 and is due to celebrate his second birthday on May 6.

Harry and Meghan quit their roles as senior working royals in March 2020 in a quest for personal and financial freedom, and now live in an £11 million house in Montecito in California.

Meghan and Harry were married in May 2018 at St George's Chapel, going on to welcome son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world a year later.

The couple kept the birth of Archie very private and chose not to reveal the hospital where he would be born or pose for pictures with him immediately after his arrival. His christening was also a private affair.

When they introduced Archie to the world two days after his birth, the parents gushed over his arrival.

New mum Meghan said at the time: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy."

She added: "He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm."

The couple have made no secret of their desire for a second child but they previously said two would be their limit for environmental reasons.

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