The prince and duchess become parents again. Queen Elizabeth II has officially congratulated. For her it is already the tenth great-grandchild.
Duchess Meghan, wife of the British Prince, is pregnant. “ The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed that they are expecting their second child,” said a spokesman for the couple on Sunday evening. “We can confirm that Archie will be a big brother.” Harry (36) and Meghan (39) had a black and white photo sent in which the couple can be seen under a tree. Meghan’s head rests in Harry’s lap, her right hand is on her – already clearly visible – baby bump. The first son Archie will be two years old in May.
The British Queen Elizabeth II (94) has congratulated her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on their pregnancy on behalf of the British royal family. “Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the whole family are delighted and wish them all the best,” said Buckingham Palace on Sunday evening according to the PA news agency.
The baby will be in eighth position in the line of succession after birth, behind grandfather Charles, Harry’s brother William and his children George, Charlotte and Louis as well as papa Harry and little brother Archie. For Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, it is already the tenth great-grandchild.
The family can currently not see each other: Harry and Meghan, married since May 2018, had given up their royal duties a year ago and moved to the USA, the home of the Duchess. The y wanted to stand on their own two feet, they had justified the step. Because of the Corona crisis, they are currently unable to travel to Great Britain, and the family was also separated at Christmas.
Important victory against the press
In November Meghan reported in an article for the New York Times that she had miscarried after Archie. She suddenly felt a stabbing spasm and fell to the floor with Archie in her arms. ‘I hummed a lullaby to calm us both down. The happy melody was a stark contrast to my feeling that something was wrong, ”wrote Prince Harry’s wife. “I knew when I clutched my firstborn child that I was losing my second,” wrote Meghan. With the public announcement, she wanted to call on people to take more care of each other – especially during the corona pandemic, which has claimed many lives.
Even after moving to the USA, the royal couple is often in the spotlight. Most recently, the American had won an important victory in her fight against the tabloids. A court in London decided in favor of the 39-year-olds to shorten the proceedings against the “Mail on Sunday” considerably. This not only spares Meghan further public hearings with spicy details from the ongoing dispute with her father, Thomas Markle, the court also found her right on almost every line.