On February 14, 1984, Princess Diana announced that she was pregnant with her second child, Prince Harry.
Valentine's day is celebrated all over the world on February 14th, and couples fawn over each other as they exchange gifts and gestures that show just how smitten they are by each other. It surely is a day of love but for the Royal family, it holds a different meaning altogether. Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, made February 14th rather memorable as they announced their second pregnancy.
This means that baby Archie, who turns two on May 6th, will soon be a big brother!
According to PEOPLE, their announcement on this particular day is a very special moment because 37 years ago, on Valentine's Day in 1984, Princess Diana announced her second pregnancy, too! Like mother, like son, isn't it?
An archived picture of The Daily Express from back then shows a public statement from Buckingham Palace which said that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were "delighted" by the news, adding that Diana, who was 22 at the time, had "no preference whether it is a boy or girl."
Inside, the headline read, "Now it will be double the fun and double the mischief," along with an adorable photo of Prince William who was only 20 months at the time. Diana and Prince Charles welcomed their second child, Prince Harry on September 15, 1984.
Meghan Markle and Harry announced the joyous news on Sunday with a black-and-white photo that was taken remotely via iPad by their friend and longtime photographer, Misan Harriman.
Harriman shared the picture with the caption: "Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honored to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!"
In the picture, Harry can be seen smiling lovingly at his wife, who's resting her head on his lap while cradling her baby bump. "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 told PEOPLE.
The happy news comes after Meghan Markle opened up about the miscarriage she suffered in July 2020. Meghan Markle wrote a piece for The New York Times that delves into details about that morning in July when she lost her baby. She picked up her son, Archie, from his crib and had just changed his diaper when she experienced a sharp pain.
"I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right."
"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."
"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few," added Markle.
As per Daily Mail, the couple is expected to keep details of their pregnancy under wraps, especially because they've stepped back from social media. Here's wishing the happy and expecting couple nothing but happiness and joy!