The Sweet Diana Tribute You Might Have Missed in Harry and Meghan’s Baby Announcement

Paulina Jayne IsaacMon, 15 February 2021, 8:55 am

Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson – Getty Images

From Women’s Health

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exciting baby news is also a sweet tribute to the late Princess Diana! After months of speculation, Meghan and Harry ~finally~ confirmed that another royal is on the way. They chose Valentine’s Day to make the announcement, which is cute in its own right, but it’s also the same day Princess Diana announced she was pregnant with Harry.

The dates are 37 years apart, but it’s evident that Meghan and Harry intentionally decided to honor Princess Di in this way. It’s truly the sweetest honor and I’m definitely not crying about it…

Meghan and Harry dropped the news, via a beautiful maternity shoot:

‘Baby news! ‘We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,’ says a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan. ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child,’ royal expert Omid Scobie tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, he added, ‘A touching tribute announcing for the Sussexes to announce their exciting news on #ValentinesDay. It was exactly 37 years ago that Princess Diana shared with the world that she was pregnant with Prince Harry.’

At the time of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ announcement, Palace officials said, ‘Both Prince Charles and Princess Diana are delighted by the news—as are the queen, Prince Philip and all the members of both families.’

Meghan and Harry are already parents to Archie Harrison. She got pregnant after welcoming Archie but she 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.’

We’re wishing Meghan a healthy and smooth pregnancy!

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