- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a child!!!
- Baby Sussex #2 is officially on the way!
STOP THE PRESSES! That rumor about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry itching to expand their brood was indeed true. After months of speculation, Meghan and Harry have confirmed that yes—Meghan is pregnant with Baby Sussex #2. Which also means their son Archie Harrison will be a big brother, and he'll have another baby friend to play with! This is honestly too much for my heart to process, y'all.
Here's how the couple dropped the news, via beautiful maternity shoot:
This happy update comes a few months after Meghan opened up about having a miscarriage in July 2020 in The New York Times, writing in part:
"We have learned that when people ask how any of us are doing, and when they really listen to the answer, with an open heart and mind, the load of grief often becomes lighter—for all of us. In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing."
Back when Meghan guest-edited an issue of British Vogue, Harry revealed exactly how many kids he wanted to have with Meghan in a conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall. The topic of climate change came up, and Dr. Goodall said that it must feel terrifying for Harry to witness because he just had Archie.
"I know," Harry said. "It does make it different. I think, weirdly because of the people that I've met and the places I've been fortunate enough to go, I've always had a connection and a love for nature. I view it differently now, without question. But I've always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…"
"Not too many!" Dr. Goodall cut in. "Two, maximum!" Harry replied, which now checks out.
Previous ~royal sources~ have continuously said Meghan and Harry were hoping for more babies...even on the literal day after Archie was born. "They definitely want to [have another]. Meghan has talked about having one more," a source told People.
And as far as Meghan's delivery, it's pretty likely that Meghan will try her best to have a home birth. That was initially her plan with Archie, but it sadly didn't work out—she instead delivered at Portland Hospital, a private hospital in London. Meghan and Harry will also probably wait a couple of days before telling the world what their boy/girl's name is—fans did have to wait two days before learning Archie's name, after all.
Rejoice, all—another new royal baby era is swiftly descending on us. Make your guesses for name and sex because Baby Sussex #2 will be here before you know it. Congrats, Meghan and Harry!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.