Despite the ups and downs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been through with the royals, the power couple still made sure to keep their family over the pond in the loop when it came to sharing their big milestone moment.
According to an exclusive report in The Royal Observer, the lovebirds "told their families in advance of announcing baby news to the world." (They went public with the big news on Valentine's Day, February 14.)
The royal family was over the moon about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex giving son Archie a sibling to play with. "Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are 'delighted' and wish them well," a palace spokesperson said in a statement, referring to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, shared the exciting news on the same day that the late Princess Diana revealed she was pregnant with Harry in 1984.
"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," a royal spokesperson said.
The power couple's announcement came alongside an affectionate black-and-white photo of the two laying in a park together. A photographer and close friend of the married couple, Misan Harriman, captured the stunning portrait of Meghan laying her head in her hubby's lap while holding her growing baby bump as Harry smiled down at her.
Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!#remoteshoot #shotonipad #shotbymisan pic.twitter.com/3iSYjydVj9— Misan Harriman (@misanharriman) February 14, 2021
"Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow," Harriman wrote on Twitter. "Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!"
News of the couple's pregnancy came months after Harry and Meghan revealed that the Suits alum suffered a miscarriage last summer in a candid op-ed for The New York Times.
"Something was not right," she wrote in her heartbreaking op-ed last November. "I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with [Archie] in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm."
She added: "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child that I was losing my second."
And while relations have been rough between the royals and the Hollywood couple — who are trying to extend their 'Megxit' deal for another 12 months — OK! previously reported that Harry has been in "quite regular contact with the Queen."
The royal family was also aware when Harry and Meghan lost their unborn child in July. "The royal family was very supportive about it," Vanity Fair royal editor Katie Nicholl said. "Harry was in constant touch with them over the summer and they knew what they were going through. My understanding is they've been supported by the royal family on this episode."