When is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's second baby due?

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry announced on February 14 that they are expecting a second baby later this year. 

The news of her pregnancy comes after the Duchess of Sussex suffered a miscarriage in July of last year and endured “unbearable grief” as a result.

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When is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's second baby due?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a new addition to their family of three as they announced in a statement on February 14.

The couple said: “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.”

Although there are no specifics on her due date, Meghan revealed to Oprah Winfrey in their interview that the baby would be due in the summertime.

What did Meghan and Harry tell Oprah about their second baby?

Meghan and Harry revealed the gender of their second child during their interview with Oprah, telling the chat show host they are expecting a girl.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, told the chat show host, 67, that they chose to find out if the latest addition would be a boy or girl – rather than wait like they did with Archie.

Oprah asked Harry how he felt learning he would have a daughter, and Harry gushed: “Amazing. Just grateful. 

“To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing. But to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for. We’ve got our family—the four of us and our two dogs.”

Meghan was asked if their upcoming child would be their last, reaffirming: "Done. Two is it."

When did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce their pregnancy? 

The pair made the announcement on Valentine’s Day with a gorgeous black and white photo of Meghan lying on Prince Harry’s leg in an outdoor park.

Twitter users were quick to congratulate the couple, with one person tweeting: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan on the announcement that Archie will become a big brother as the couple expects their second child.”

Another added: “I and beyond thrilled for #HarryandMeghan!! Congratulations on their pregnancy! May God bless them with a healthy, happy pregnancy and a healthy little sibling for their Archie!”

One chimed in and replied: “Amen. God bless them and May they have a healthy pregnancy.”

A Twitter user pointed out that exactly 37 years ago today, Princess Diana had announced she was expecting Prince Harry, in similar news to Meghan’s announcement.

When did Meghan suffer a miscarriage? 

Meghan confessed to having suffered a miscarriage last summer.

She penned a piece published for the New York Times back in November detailing the events of that day. 

The duchess explained feeling a “sharp cramp” after changing baby Archie’s diaper.

She wrote: “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."

Adding: "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."

Meghan was then rushed to the hospital, as Prince Harry stood beside her trying to provide comfort.

She described how they “carried an unbearable grief” through the loss and penned in the essay how common it was to experience a miscarriage.

Meghan penned: “In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage.

Adding: "Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning."

Where will the baby be in line to the throne? 

Meghan and Harry’s second baby will be eighth in line for the throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, and baby Archie.

The baby will be Prince Charles's fifth grandchild and the Queen and Prince Philip's 10th or 11th great-grandchild, depending on if the baby arrives before or after Zara Tindall's new baby.

And like her brother, the newborn is expected to be styled with the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, rather than be called Princess or another of her father Harry's titles.

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