It’s A Girl! Everything You Need To Know About Meghan’s Pregnancy

The Valentine's announcement made perfect sense.

Meghan Pregnant Harry

by Guy Pewsey |
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It feels like ages ago that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were expecting a second child. But it actually happened less than a month ago. Now, they have revealed that they are having a little girl, one of the many revelations made on the explosive Oprah Winfrey interview.

'We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,' a spokesperson for the pair said on February 14th, aka Valentine's Day.. 'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.' The image - a black and white shot of the smiling pair sitting underneath a tree - was taken by the couple's friend, photographer Misan Harriman, via iPad in California, where the couple are currently based. 'Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow,' Misan wrote online.

The pair's announcement also subtly paid tribute to Harry's mum, the late Princess Diana. When Diana was pregnant with Harry 37 years ago, Buckingham Palace announced that Diana and Prince Charles were expecting their second child on February 13, 1984, which meant it was on the front page of every newspaper on Valentine's Day.

What will be Meghan's daughter's royal title?

The baby will be eighth in line to the throne, but is unlikely to have a royal title. Archie, after all, is styled simply as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

When is Meghan due to give birth?

We don't know! They're keeping this private, which is understandable considering their struggles with public life.

The announcement followed months of speculation. Last year, legal representatives of Meghan requested that her case against Associated Newspapers be thrown out of court. The judge decided not to make a decision on this ask, but did grant a delay, saying that a 'confidential ground' justified the choice. This led to bookmakers slashing the odds on big pregnancy news. With the trial in question now over - Meghan was granted a summary judgement earlier this week - it perhaps seemed the perfect time to come forward with such a happy development.

Harry had previously said that he wanted another child: he told friend and conservationist Jane Goodall as much last year. And they would be expected to stop at two, as the couple are very aware of their carbon footprint and the environmental implications of having a large family. 'Surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation', Harry told Jane in a Vogue interview.

Meghan's pregnancy with Archie was rocked by criticism when she dared to suggest that she and Harry should have their say in his birth - in May of 2019 - and the events that followed. They chose not to reveal various details surrounding his birth, did not partake in an official photo call outside the hospital, and had a private christening. Since then, they have defended their young son's privacy religiously.

We hope that Harry and Meghan are able to enjoy this special time without repeats of the criticisms levelled at them before the birth of Archie. Meghan was criticised for daring to enjoy a lavish baby shower - paid for by friends - and for holding her bump too much. She even dealt with absurd suggestions that her bump was fake. Perhaps, away from the glare of the British media at their new home in California, this pregnancy will be more peaceful.

This also followed the birth of Princess Eugenie's first child in February, as well as reports that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may be trying for their fourth. Got to keep that line of succession going, after all!

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