Hurrah for happy news! By now you’ll probably have heard that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they’re “expecting their second child”, along with sharing an intimate black and white image of what looks to be the couple in the back garden of their Montecito home – complete with a bump. So sweet!
Judging by the size of said bump, it looks as though Meghan is already a fair way into her pregnancy, but royal fans are now speculating that the couple deliberately chose to share their joy on a very poignant and symbolic day. Not only did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reveal they’ll be adding to their family on Valentine’s Day, but it was also almost 37 years to the day that Princess Diana and Prince Charles told the world that she was pregnant with Harry.
The Prince and Princess of Wales shared their news 13 February 1984, meaning it made front page of the papers the following day, 14 February 1984 – as you can see from this picture of The Telegraph, which proclaims ‘SEPTEMBER BABY FOR PRINCESS’:
Of course, this could just be a sweet coincidence, but Meghan and Harry have both been known to pay tribute to Diana over the years – last September, Meghan was seen planting Forget-Me-Nots during a visit to the Assistance League of LA’s Preschool Learning Center. Her visit took place on the 23rd anniversary of Diana’s passing and Forget-Me-Nots appeared in Diana’s bouquet on her wedding day.
Equally, the couple may have chosen to wait until Valentine’s Day to announce the pregnancy after Meghan revealed in an emotional essay back in November 2020, that she experienced a miscarriage earlier on in the year. Naturally, any family that has experienced a loss of that nature might be more cautious in announcing any baby-related news in future, possibly explaining why Meghan and Harry waited it out a while this time around.
Other sources, as reported by The Telegraph, have said that the Sussexes simply “liked the idea” of sharing their news on a day dedicated to love, and “because they were happy and they liked the idea”.
Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, also shared some exciting news with the world recently, when she safely delivered her first child, a baby boy, on 9 February at 8.55am.
So, it looks as though the Queen’s brood of great-grandchildren is set to keep on growing! Imagine how fun Christmas, birthdays and the like will be in future when, in a post-pandemic world, the family will be able to reunite. We bet Harry and Meghan’s one-year-old son Archie is over to moon about becoming a big brother too!
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