Meghan Markle to go on maternity leave in four weeks with baby ‘due in June’ – Gloucestershire Live

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second child is expected to be born in early June, according to reports.

As the , the couple announced their happy news earlier this year with a black and white photo highlighting Meghan’s bump, and shared the gender during their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In keeping with royal tradition, the couple didn’t share the due date, but have since announced when she’ll be arriving.

Meghan is set to begin her maternity leave in four weeks time, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The pregnancy means she is unable to join in the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral, which takes place on Saturday.

Despite making “every effort” to attend, she is staying in the United States following advice from her doctor.

Harry referenced his unborn daughter while paying tribute to . He said: “You will be sorely missed, but always remembered— by the nation and the world.

“Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.”

Meghan and Harry’s baby girl will be born in the US, where the couple have created a new life for themselves.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

Their very modern reveal, a photo of the couple in their garden, is in keeping with their new non-royal lives.

The picture, taken by their friend Misan Harriman, shows Meghan laying with her head in Harry’s lap.

She is staring up at him lovingly, and he has his hand on her head.

Sharing the photo on social media, Misan wrote: “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!”

Confirming the news, a spokesman for the couple 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.”

Telling the word they were having a little girl, Harry told Oprah: “To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.

“But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs.”

Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in 2019, a few months before they quit the royal family and moved to the US.

In July last year Meghan suffered a miscarriage, sharing a moving and powerful account later in the year.

She wrote: “It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib.

“After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.

“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”

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