On Sunday evening it was announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their second child. Royal commentator Rhiannon Mills told Sky News that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child being born abroad will be a royal first for the Queen.
Ms Mills said: “I think it is worth saying that what is going to be interesting about their new child is that this will actually be the first of the Queen’s great-grandchildren to be born abroad which is an interesting fact in itself.
“Also when you consider that Princess Eugenie has also had a baby this week which was the Queen’s ninth great-grandchild so Harry and Meghan are going to have her tenth.”
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “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.”
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While a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.”
Royal fans took to social media to celebrate the news.
One Twitter user said: “A second Sussex baby is on its way! Congrats to Prince Harry, Meghan, and big brother, Archie.”
Another tweeted: “I’m irrationally excited by any and all Harry and Meghan news. I love them.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married in May 2018.
The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to their first child Archie on May 6 2019.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in March 2020.
The couple now live in a Californian mansion worth more than £10 million.