The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child.
“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 spokesperson for the Sussexes revealed on Sunday. The couple shared a new photo with media taken remotely by their long-time friend, the photographer Misan Harriman.
The pair, who moved to the United States at the beginning of 2020 after spending a short time in British Columbia now live in Santa Barbara, California, with their one-year-old son Archie Mountbatten Windsor who was born in May 2019.
Though the couple have only granted the public a few glimpses at Archie since his arrival—including when he was born, their royal tour of South Africa, and for his first birthday earlier this year—the toddler is reportedly enjoying his new life on the West Coast. People reported in April that Archie was “happy to be in the California sunshine,” while Meghan shared during a guest stint on the Teenager Therapy podcast that he loves playing outside and gazing at birds.
During a virtual interview for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, Duchess Meghan shared a sentiment on how every personal and professional risk she takes—alluding to her and Prince Harry’s decision to leave royal life behind earlier this year—is for the sake of her son and family.
“Everything I’m doing is for Archie, our son. Perhaps from the outside it could look risky,” said Meghan. “But … if you’re living an authentic life, I don’t even know if you would define it as risk anymore. You just do what’s right.”