Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their second child, a spokeswoman for Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed Sunday.
“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,” the spokesperson’s statement reads.
The Couple’s Journey
The couple, who took the shocking step back from stepping back from being members of the British royal family last year and relocated to the United States, welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May 2019.
Just a few months ago, Markle opened up about suffering a miscarriage over the summer, in an op-ed for the New York Times.
“I knew, as I held my first child, that I was missing out on a second,” Markle wrote in the article.
Since relocating to California, the couple have inked multiyear deals with Netflix and Spotify, with their path to Hollywood mirroring that of former President and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama, who also have multiyear deals at Netflix and Spotify.
Series And Documentaries
The Netflix deal, announced in September, includes a written (scripted) and non-written TV series, documentaries, films and children’s programs, with the couple saying they hope to promote and create “action-packed content.” Prior to the announcement of the full partnership, they already had projects in development at the streamer including a nature docuseries and animated series that celebrates inspiring women.
“Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience and the need for connection,” said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a statement announcing their Netflix deal. “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens. We are pleased to work with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
For Spotify, through their production company Archewell Audio, both are set to host and produce podcasts that enhance and entertain viewers.
Markle — who was an actress, including on USA’s long-running legal drama Suits, when she met Harry — and her husband have settled in Montecito and after keeping a low-profile in the months after they announced that they would seek financial independence as they withdrew from official royal duties, began to speak out publicly in the second half of last year.
The two shared the news of Markle’s pregnancy with a black-and-white photo published above which was beautifuly taken by longtime friend and photographer Misan Harriman.