Meghan Markle ‘due at end of spring’ after ‘dream come true’ pregnancy

Meghan Markle is due to give birth to her second child "at the end of spring", it has been reported.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said their first child, Archie, is set to become a "big brother" on Valentine's Day as the couple announced they are expecting.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed the pair are expecting their second child in an announcement on Sunday night.

In a statement, they said: "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."

And now a source is reported to have told US Weekly that the couple feel "ecstatic" to be expecting their second child after their June 2020 miscarriage.

They said: "Harry and Meghan have always wanted a couple of kids – a little brother or sister for Archie, and they’re excitedly planning for the arrival of their bundle of joy.

"It’s a dream come true. … Meghan fell pregnant again toward the end of last year. The baby is due at the end of spring."

Spring is officially due to end on June 21 this year.

The happy news was announced on Sunday, February 14, 2021 – which is also, of course, Valentine's Day.

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Their announcement contained a sweet nod to Princess Diana, who announced she was expecting Prince Harry on Valentine's Day 37 years ago.

Prince Harry and Meghan's first son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, will be two years old by the time his younger sibling arrives – as his own birthday is on May 6.

The new baby will be another great-grandchild for the Queen and Prince Philip – who was taken to hospital on Tuesday evening – and will also be eighth in line to the throne.

But it is unlikely the new baby will have much of a royal upbringing as Meghan and Harry stepped back from his official duties last year.

Last November, Meghan told of her heartbreaking miscarriage in a bid to encourage others to do the same and raise awareness of those who are grieving.

In an opinion piece titled The Losses We Share for the New York Times, the Duchess revealed that she had lost her unborn, second child in July.

She described the experience as "an almost unbearable grief experienced by many but talked about by few".

Meanwhile, it has been suggested that Harry and Meghan's baby number two will be the last for the couple as Harry previously stated he wanted to keep his family small for the sake of the environment.

In the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Harry spoke to Jane Goodall about climate change and the impact of families on the world.

Ms Goodall suggested the Prince may not want to have "too many" children – with the Royal commenting he and Meghan would have "two maximum".

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