Congratulations are in order for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as the couple announced that they are expecting their second child! According to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke the news in a statement on Valentine’s Day, stating, “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.” The newest royal baby will become the younger sibling to the couple’s first son, Archie, who will turn two in May.
The royal couple announced their pregnancy with a gorgeous black-and-white photo. The simple and casual image has a less-than-simple story behind it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their friend and photographer Misan Harriman couldn’t physically join them during the photo session. But, the moment would not be missed without their royal photographer, who also photographed their wedding. Miles away in London, Harriman virtually captured the couple via his iPad while they were in Santa Barbara, California.
“Technology came to the rescue and I was able to remotely take over the iPad,” Harriman told Robin Roberts in his Good Morning America interview. “The rest is history.”
“To have a new arrival coming is a testament ot the power of the relationship that they have,” Harriman added in the interview with Roberts.
In the photo, Meghan and Harry are lounging in a park, with a smiling and barefoot Harry looking adoringly at his wife while Meghan lays in his lap and cradles her baby bump. The perfect Valentine!
“When you see people who have the connection that they have, it’s like reading the pages of a book,” Harriman told British Vogue.
The royal photographer shared how he captured the image. “With the tree of life behind them and the garden representing fertility, life and moving forward, they didn’t need any direction, because they are, and always have been, waltzing through life together as absolute soulmates,” Harriman said in a recent interview with British Vogue.
The news comes only months after Meghan opened up in a New York Times op-ed about suffering a miscarriage last summer. “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” the Duchess wrote of her devastating loss. “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.”
Harriman added how honored he felt to capture their special moment. “Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow,” he captioned under the same image on his Instagram page. “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!”
On other historic fronts, Harriman became the first Black man to shoot the cover of British Vogue. The Activism Now edition shares his photographic work from the Black Lives Matter movement, which he dubbed “the largest civil rights movement in modern history.”
Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, officially stepped down from their roles as senior royals in 2020 and relocated to California in an attempt to have a “normal life.” Since their royal exit, the couple has inked a multi-year deal with Netflix to create scripted and unscripted TV series, documentaries, feature films, and kids’ programming. They also inked a major deal with Spotify, where they host and produce podcasts through their production company, Archewell Audio. Since their move and welcoming their first son, Archie, the royal parents have been “over the moon” according to People.
Meghan shared in 2019, shortly after giving birth to their first son, the joys of expanding her family. “It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy. He’s just been a dream.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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