Meghan Markle Is Having a Baby Girl This Summer

The couple confirmed that this will be their last child.

In case you somehow managed to miss the news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are growing their family...and it's a girl, due this summer, the couple revealed to Oprah. On Valentine's Day—a sweet nod to Harry's mom Princess Diana, who announced her pregnancy with Harry on Valentine's Day 37 years earlier—the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they're expecting their second child.

When is Meghan due with her second child?

Harry and Meghan's official pregnancy announcement didn't give many details. In fact, the brief statement, shared with media outlets by the couple's spokesperson, simply 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."

Later, Harry and Meghan confirmed to Oprah that their second child is due in the summer.

"Harry and Meghan have always wanted a couple of kids—a little brother or sister for [their son], Archie, and they’re excitedly planning for the arrival of their bundle of joy," one such anonymous source told Us Weekly following the official announcement. "It’s a dream come true.…Meghan fell pregnant again toward the end of last year. The baby is due at the end of spring."

How do Harry and Meghan feel about expecting Baby No. 2?

Unsurprisingly, insiders confirm the official announcement's assertion that Harry and Meghan couldn't be happier to be growing their family.

"Some couples feel overwhelmed by having two children so close in age," the Us Weekly source explained, but this doesn't apply to Harry and Meghan, who are "used to having a lot on their plate and multitasking."

The source also added that Harry and Meghan "aren’t planning to hire a team of nannies" because they have Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, nearby to help out with Archie (and, in the future, his younger sibling). "Doria loves being a grandma and looking after Archie," the source explained.

Congratulations go out to Harry, Meghan, Archie, and the entire royal family as they prepare to welcome the newest addition.

Do we know the sex?

Fans speculated that Meghan and Harry's second baby would be a girl after Meghan wore a beautiful pink sapphire for a recent video call. They were right—Harry revealed to Oprah Winfrey that their second baby will be a girl.

They didn't find out the sex at all with Archie. "We don't know. Yes, we decided to keep it a secret," Meghan told a fan while she was pregnant with Archie.

One thing we do know: As with Archie, the new baby's last name will be Mountbatten-Windsor, a nod to its royal roots—but as with Archie, the new baby will be very unlikely to have a title.

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