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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting second child

Spokesperson for Duke and Duchess of Sussex says their son, Archie, is to become a big brother

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose during a photocall with their then-newborn son Archie, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, Windsor, south England, on May 8, 2019. (Dominic Lipinski/ Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose during a photocall with their then-newborn son Archie, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, Windsor, south England, on May 8, 2019. (Dominic Lipinski/ Pool via AP)

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

A spokesperson for the couple 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.”

The couple released a black and white image of them under a tree, all smiles, with Markle showing signs of pregnancy.

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

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

In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced that 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 Santa Barbara, California.

They have launched several legal cases against news outlets alleging invasion of privacy — including one that ended on Thursday with a victory against Associated Newspapers in the UK.

The cases have attracted criticism from some, as the couple are also launching themselves into the public eye with high-profile projects such as a Spotify podcast in which Archie made a brief appearance.

In November, Meghan revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

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