The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan are expecting their second child, a spokesman said in a Valentine’s Day announcement.
The couple released a black-and-white image of them under a tree, all smiles, with Markle, 39, showing signs of pregnancy.
“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” the spokesman said, referring to the couple’s son. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
The announcement comes almost exactly 37 years after Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced they were expecting their second child, which happened to be Prince Harry.
A source close to Harry and Meghan said the couple told their families in advance of releasing the news publicly Sunday.
Meghan and Harry, 36, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson, quit frontline royal duties in March last year and now live in California.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.”
The couple’s departure last year dubbed “Megxit” by the British press was a far cry from 2018, when they married in a ceremony at Windsor Castle watched around the world.
The mood soured as reports circulated about a rift between Harry and his brother Prince William, second in line to the throne.
Since leaving, they have launched several legal cases against news outlets alleging invasion of privacy including one that ended on Thursday with a victory against Associated Newspapers in Britain.
The couple are parents to son, Archie, 21 months.