Meanwhile, a source confirms that the Sussexes told both of their families about Meghan’s pregnancy before making their announcement.
On Sunday, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan revealed the happy news that they’re expecting their second child together. The couple released a new portrait, taken by their friend and photographer Misan Harriman, in which Meghan can be seen with a baby bump.
A spokesperson for the couple revealed, “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.”
In response to the news that the Sussexes will soon be a family-of-four, Buckingham Palace released a statement and said, “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and entire family [are] ‘delighted’ and wish them well.” Meanwhile, a source confirms that the Sussexes told both of their families about Meghan’s pregnancy before making their announcement.
A source also confirmed that Duchess Meghan is wearing a custom Carolina Herrera dress in the pregnancy portrait. The beautiful item was specially made for the duchess while she was pregnant with her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
As noted by BAZAAR.com‘s Royal Editor at Large, Omid Scobie, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s pregnancy announcement seems to reference Princess Diana’s second pregnancy revelation, which took place on February 14, 1984. The fact that the Sussexes decided to reveal their second pregnancy on the very same date pays tribute to the duke’s late mother, who had been pregnant with Prince Harry when news of her pregnancy broke on Valentine’s Day in 1984.