Meghan and Harry Subtly Paid Tribute To Princess Diana In Their Pregnancy Announcement

The duchess wore a custom Carolina Herrera dress for the occasion

On Valentine’s Day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed they were expecting their second child, and released a sweet new portrait to celebrate the exciting news. The couple made sure to honour their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, in the sweet announcement. 

Sharing a new portrait taken by their longtime friend and photographer Misan Harriman, the expecting couple are seen sitting in their garden while holding Meghan’s baby bump. 

According to People, the dress was made for Meghan by American label Carolina Herrera while she was pregnant with Archie. The publication notes that Meghan has a longstanding relationship with the brand’s creative director, Wes Gordon.

“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,” a spokesperson for the couple confirmed.

The day the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to share their happy news was also significant as it’s the same date Princess Diana shared that she was pregnant with Harry, who also happens to be her second child. 

“It was exactly 37 years ago that Princess Diana shared with the world that she was pregnant with Prince Harry,” tweeted royal reporter Omid Scobie alongside a black and white newspaper clipping of the late princess on the cover of The Daily Express in 1984.

The article was fittingly titled, “Valentine’s Day joy for Charles and Diana.”

The happy news comes after Meghan revealed she suffered a miscarriage last July. In a raw, first-person essay for the New York Timesthe Duchess of Sussex detailed the “unbearable grief” she suffered following the experience. 

“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she wrote. “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.” 

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