CALIFORNIA (February 14, 2021)—-today Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced that they are expecting a second child. The first son son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, celebrated his first birthday last May.
In July, Meghan announced that she had miscarried in July writing in an article that the feeling was “an almost unbearable grief”.
According to a spokesperson, the couple are “overjoyed”. Their second child will be the eighth in line to the throne according to England’s law.
The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family are delighted and wish them well”, according a Buckingham Palace spokesman.
The couple did not release the due date buy Harry and Meghan shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree which indicates that Meghan may be between five to six months pregnant. Indicating that the baby is expected to arrive around April or May.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.
Misan Harriman, a friend of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the photographer who took the photo that accompanied their pregnancy announcement, tweeted: “Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow.
“Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!”
Harry and Meghan’s second child will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th or 11th great-grandchild depending on whether he or she arrives before or after Zara Tindall’s baby, which is also due in 2021.
They will follow the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Harry, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the line of succession.
But they will not be entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a prince or a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.
The baby is entitled to be a Lord or a Lady.
“Royal arrivals are heralded with the placement of a gilded easel bearing a framed notice announcing the royal birth in front of Buckingham Palace. The announcement remains on display for approximately 24 hours. The practice of posting a bulletin after a royal birth goes back to at least 1837, when Buckingham Palace became the British monarch’s official residence.”
Buckingham Palace did not announced the pregnancy due to the fact that Harry and Meghan left their roles as senior royals. Buckingham Palace will not announce the birth of the second child.
Royal births are heralded with the placement of a gilded easel bearing a framed notice announcing the royal birth in front of Buckingham Palace. The announcement remains on display for approximately 24 hours. The practice of posting a bulletin after a royal birth goes back to at least 1837, when Buckingham Palace became the British monarch’s official residence.
Source:BBC News wrote the original article.