Archie Mountbatten-Windsor who will be 2 years old on May 6 “Will be a big brother”, announced to the British media the spokesperson for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Sunday February 14. ” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child ”, he added. The couple posted a black and white photo showing them all smiles at the foot of a tree, Meghan resting her hand on her round stomach.
In an article published in November in the New York Times, Meghan Markle revealed she had a miscarriage in July, which she described as something that remains “Taboo, covered with a feeling of unjustified shame, perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning”.
Withdrawal from the royal family
The announcement comes days after Meghan Markle, 39, won her case against the British tabloid Daily Mail about the publication of a letter she had addressed to her father, with whom she is at odds.
Prince Harry, 36, sixth in the order of succession to the British crown, has repeatedly denounced media pressure on his couple and made it the main reason for his withdrawal from the royal family, effective since April 2020. Their child will be the eighth in the order of succession.
Since their installation in California, also justified by their desire for financial independence, Meghan Markle and her husband, who have withdrawn from the British crown, have concluded several contracts with content platforms, including Netflix. Critics have criticized them for seeking to profit from their membership in the royal family and their fame while refusing to take on the protocol aspects. The couple put forward their willingness to work for humanitarian causes through a new foundation.