Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Expecting Their Second Child
Meghan revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in July of last year. Now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will soon welcome their second child
What an amazing Valentine's Day treat this is for fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their second child.
This lovely pregnancy reveal was made via a stunning black and white photo of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and her bump. The iPad-taken photograph was posted and shot by photographer Misan Harriman, who expressed how honored he was for the opportunity to witness his friend's love story evolve—from their wedding to now that she's about to become a mom of two.
This news is extra special and meaningful, as it comes just about seven months after Meghan Markle suffered a miscarriage in July 2020. She opened up about this heartbreaking experience in an opinion piece published by The New York Times in November last year. Titled "The Losses We Share," she revealed how in one July morning, she was going about an ordinary day doing her usual mom duties when she "felt a sharp cramp."
Meghan went on to talk about how simply getting asked "Are you OK?" could be one step to healing from a painful loss. She recalled how one journalist cared enough to ask her that in the midst of such a long and tiring South African tour with Prince Harry and their son Archie. "It wasn’t responding honestly that helped me most, it was the question itself," she pointed out.
"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning," Meghan continued to write. "In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing."
Now that Meghan is pregnant again, she becomes an inspiring embodiment of hope for women like her who once lost their babies through miscarriage, showing that after grief there could be a gift waiting.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married in May 19, 2018. In May 6, 2019, their first child, son Archie, was born. In January 2020, the couple announced that they had decided to "step back" from their duties as senior members of the British royal family in order to become "financially independent."
Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan!
Lead photos from @misanharriman @sussexroyal