Meghan Markle will soon welcome her second baby with Prince Harry after confirming on Valentine's Day that she's with child again following her miscarriage in July 2020.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that the baby is due this summer but they have not revealed the exact month of the delivery. Harry and Meghan also said that this second child will be their last as they only planned on having two children. The royal feels, however, that his family is complete because Meghan is giving birth to a girl while the couple has a son, Archie Harrison, who will be two years old in May.
Reports have it that Meghan plans to deliver her second baby via home birth in the beautiful mansion she shares with Harry in California. Sources said that Meghan had a similar home birth plan for Archie, including an all-female midwife team, but then she had to follow the advice of doctors when her first pregnancy was a week overdue.
Home births, however, are quite common in the royal family. Even Queen Elizabeth gave birth to her four children at her bedroom in Buckingham Palace.
Meanwhile, there have been speculations that Harry and Meghan’s daughter might be named Allegra or Abigail, after one of the duchess's best friends. While "Diana" is also a frontrunner, royal insiders do not think Harry will name his daughter after his mother because the child could become an easy target in the media.
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could pick Diana as their baby's second name, Prince William has beaten the couple to it since his daughter with Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, is also named Diana. This might also become a source of intrigues with the British tabloid press.
Meanwhile, sources from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's camp said that the couple plans to take a time off from work once their daughter is born. The insider said that Harry and Meghan would like to enjoy "real quality time" when they become a family of four.
When Archie was born two years ago, Harry had to fly off to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games and cut short his paternity leave. If his daughter's birth is in late June or early July, this might mean that Harry will not fly back to London to reunite with William for the unveiling of their mother's special statue at Kensington Palace on July 1. The brothers, however, have recently approved the final design and, for now, everything about this event is going to plan.