Prince Harry’s birthday falls on September 15, which could see father and baby potentially sharing the special day


MEGHAN MARKLE, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, recently announced they are expecting their second child together, a younger sibling for Archie Harrison, but what do we know about the pregnancy? Here are all the details…

The royal couple, who a year ago decided to take a step back from the limelight and head to the US, told fans and followers on Twitter that Meghan is with child and that they’re overjoyed a new member of the family is on its way.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, gave birth to first son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019, deciding not to give him a royal title like first cousins Princes George, Louis and Princess Charlotte.

Harry, 36, is “overjoyed” by the news, and a statement released by a spokesperson of the couple reads: “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.”

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Meghan Markle pregnancy: Second baby’s due date, gender and royal title revealed (Image: PA)

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Meghan Markle pregnancy: The couple pictured last year on the red carpet (Image: PA)

This statement was also shared along with a lovely image taken of the couple by their friend, photographer Misan Harriman.

She wrote: “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!”

When is Meghan and Harry’s second baby due?

Nothing is yet known about how far Meghan is into the pregnancy, but it’s safe to assume the baby is due in 2021

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Meghan Markle pregnancy: The Duchess pictured in 2019 when pregnant with Archie (Image: PA)

The date they announced the pregnancy – February 14 – is a significant one as it’s the same day Harry’s parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, announced they were expecting him, 37 years ago.

When the Duchess was pregnant with her first child, she and Harry shared the news in October 2018, seven months prior to Archie’s arrival.

If they follow this pattern with baby number two, Meghan could give birth in September.

Prince Harry’s birthday falls on September 15, which could see father and baby potentially sharing the special day.

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Meghan Markle pregnancy: The Duchess will likely give birth over in the states (Image: PA)

However, having previously suffered a miscarriage after moving to the US, it’s unlikely the royals would’ve shared the news as early as two months in this time around.

Also, in the shared image, Meghan already has signs of a baby bump, meaning the new royal baby could realistically arrive as early as May.

What is the royal baby’s gender and will they be a Prince or a Princess?

Again, it’s impossible to call if the couple are expecting a baby boy or a baby girl.

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Meghan Markle pregnancy: The couple pictured in May 2019 following their first son’s birth (Image: PA)

Given that the couple are very strict about their privacy when it comes to family life, it’s unlikely that anyone will know until the birth.

It’s also looking likely the birth will happen over in America, and not here in the UK.

As for whether or not the child will have a Prince or Princess title; it’s highly unlikely.

If they wanted to, it’d be allowed, but after their decision to not give son Archie a title it’s assumed they will follow the same pattern for baby number two.


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