The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to Princess Diana with their pregnancy announcement

Jessica Davis
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Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday in the most special way possible, as they announced they’re expecting their second child.

Harry and Meghan shared the happy news via a beautiful black and white portrait, taken by their close friend, the photographer Misan Harriman, which shows Meghan holding her bump wearing a chic Caroline Herrera dress that was made for her while she was pregnant with her first child Archie.

Royal fans will have noticed that the date of their announcement holds a special significance. Omid Scobie, Harper's Bazaar US Royal editor, tweeted that the Sussexes mirrored Princess Diana’s second pregnancy announcement, which took place on 14 February 1984.

Scobie tweeted: “A touching tribute 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.”

The Royal Family shared their best wishes for the couple, with a statement released from Buckingham Palace saying: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and entire family [are] ‘delighted’ and wish them well.”

Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor back in May 2019. Following their decision to step back from their senior Royal duties last year, the family has relocated to Montecito in California.

Meghan made headlines in November when she shared her very moving account of experiencing a miscarriage last summer. The Duchess spoke of the “loss and pain” she felt in a personal essay for the New York Times,