The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, it was announced on February 14.
The baby, a younger sibling for Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turns two in May, will be the Queen’s tenth great-grandchild and the first to be born abroad.
The news comes barely three months after the Duchess, 39, revealed she had suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage last summer and as she celebrates a resounding victory in her privacy case against Associated Newspapers Limited.
It is thought she is around five months pregnant and is due in early summer. The baby will be eighth in line to the throne.
The couple are understood to have chosen to reveal the news on Valentine’s Day, “because they were happy and they liked the idea” that it was a day to celebrate love.
A new black and white photograph of the Duke, 36, and Duchess released on February 14 shows them lying under a tree, with the bump clearly visible.
The expectant parents look over the moon as they relax in the sunshine, beaming as the Duchess rests her head on her husband’s leg, cradling her bump.
The image was “taken remotely” by Misan Harriman, a Nigerian-born British photographer who has been friends with the Sussexes for many years.
Mr Harriman, who last September became British Vogue’s first black male cover photographer in the magazine’s 104-year history, took the picture remotely, with an iPad from his home in London.
The couple are understood to have shared the happy news with family…