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Duchess of Sussex expecting second child, a sibling for Archie

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan walking together under an umbrella in London.
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a second child, their office confirmed Sunday.
(Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, their office confirmed Sunday.

A spokesperson for Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, said in a statement: “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 a black-and-white photo, the couple sat near a tree with Harry’s hand placed under Meghan’s head as she lies on his lap with her hand resting on her bump.

The baby will be eighth in line to the British throne.

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

The duke told chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall in 2019 that he would have only two children for the sake of the planet.

Goodall said: “Not too many,” and Harry replied: “Two, maximum.”

Harry and American actor Meghan Markle married at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son, Archie, was born a year later.

He’s not a prince, not a lord, not a duke, not an earl. He’s Master Archie.

In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They recently bought a house in the Santa Barbara area.

In November, Meghan revealed that she had had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

A few days ago, the duchess won a privacy claim against a newspaper over the publication of a personal letter to her estranged father.

In a major win for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a judge ruled that a newspaper invaded her privacy by publishing a personal letter to her estranged father.


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