Archie’s ‘sweet’ mention in Sussex baby announcement is ‘huge’ break with royal tradition

Meghan Markle and Harry: Expert on 'huge' mention of Archie

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to mention their son Archie Harrison in their baby announcement was “huge”, according to royal commentators. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed this week that they are expecting their second child. However, Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie noted the break from royal protocol.

Ms Fiorito told listeners: “I want to talk about the big differences between typical royal baby announcements.

“Usually there is no photograph and there’s no mention of the other children.

“I think it was huge to mention Archie.

“I thought that was really sweet.”

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had 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.”

Misan Harriman, the photographer of their announcement picture, tweeted: “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!”

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Buckingham Palace have said that the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the rest of the royals are “delighted” with the news.

They also send along their “well wishes” to the couple.

The new baby will be the Prince of Wales’ fifth grandchild.

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They will either be the tenth or eleventh great-grandchild for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh depending on when Zara Tindall’s child is born.

Princess Anne’s daughter announced her pregnancy last year.

There is no due date for the Sussex baby as of yet.

The pregnancy confirmation came days after Princess Eugenie welcomed her own child.

Prince Andrew’s daughter gave birth to a baby boy on February 9.

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