Now that Harry, 36, and former Meghan Markle, 39, are living in Santa Barbara County, California, close to where Markle was born and raised, this child is going to be a member of the British royal family but is likely to be American-born.
The 10th or 11th great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and her husband, Prince Philip, 99, will be the new infant. Archie was eighth, and Princess Eugenie, their granddaughter, gave birth on Feb. 9 to her first child, a boy. Zara Phillips Tindall, her granddaughter, is also expecting her third child.
The second child of Harry and Meghan, Prince Charles’ fifth grandchild, will be eighth in line to the throne, only behind Archie and Harry and his Cambridge cousins, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, respectively.
Like Archie, it’s unlikely that the second Sussex baby will get a title from the queen: Harry and Meghan turned one down for Archie.
In a remarkably candid column she wrote for The New York Times titled “The Losses We Share.” in July, Meghan suffered a miscarriage, a loss she revealed. She gave an intimate account of her experience, describing how tragedy struck on a “morning that began as ordinarily as any other day.”
They set up their home in a $14 million home in Montecito, Calif., where neighbours include Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, after leaving their positions.
Markle’s pregnancy rumours started circulating late last year after her legal team had demanded that her privacy lawsuit against Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper be delayed on “confidential” grounds for nine months.
As she stepped out all bundled up in a thick parka and jumper, the former “Suits” actress then proceeded to show off a bump in images reported on Page Six in late December.
Last year, in the New York Times, Markle was lauded for her viciously frank essay about pregnancy loss.