And it looks like we have the answer to the question: “Why ever would Meghan Markle need a mysterious, undefined 9 month delay in her privacy lawsuit trial?” Well, because she’s currently pregnant with her and Prince Harry’s second child. Harry and Meghan celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday, not by plowing through a $9.99 heart-shaped box of assorted stale chocolates from CVS while standing over the sink in an attempt to reduce clean up time, but by announcing a pregnancy with a black and white portrait of their developing baby situation.
It was back in late October when Meghan’s legal team requested that her lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday be delayed for nine months (as we all know, Meghan was suing The Mail on Sunday for publishing a private letter sent to her father Thomas Markle). No reason was given at the time for the delay request, and both parties agreed to keep it private. In January we learned that her team was trying to get the lawsuit settled as soon as possible, accusing The Mail on Sunday of having “no prospect” of winning the case. Last week we learned that Meghan’s wish had come true – a judge granted a summary judgment in her favor and found that The Mail on Sunday did in fact misuse private information. Three days later, Meghan and Harry decided to officially celebrate putting all that bullshit behind them by releasing this picture of Meghan, Harry, and the future royal-but-not-a-title-holder growing inside her body:
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!#remoteshoot #shotonipad #shotbymisan pic.twitter.com/3iSYjydVj9
— Misan Harriman (@misanharriman) February 14, 2021
Harry and Meghan are not really on social media, due to it being more toxic for them than a biohazard disposal bin filled with asbestos, formaldehyde, and The Toxic Avenger’s farts. Also, they’re likely too busy figuring out what to write on this latest birth certificate. So they had their photographer friend Misan Harriman take a picture and distribute it accordingly. A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan confirmed the news as if it wasn’t abundantly clear what was up, by telling People magazine:
“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.”
Buckingham Palace also gave a statement celebrating the eight in line to the throne in Meghan’s womb:
“Her Majesty, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.”
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor turns 2 years old in a little less than three months. A source tells Us Weekly that Meghan is due “at the end of spring.” And that’s when Harry and Meghan will have an infant and a two-year-old. I have a two-year-old. Having an infant on top of that sounds like a dare, so my sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to their nannies. Oprah, where are you? Return Meghan’s last gifty favor, and kindly send some high-end expensive headache relief across the street to the Sussex home, they will soon need it. Maybe Oprah will bestow that gift upon Harry and Meghan during her interview with them, which will air in March. via Deadline:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a primetime interview on CBS.
The network will air a primetime interview with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Sunday March 7 at 8pm.
The interview will see Winfrey speak with Markle about everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, her philanthropic work and how she is handling life under intense public pressure. Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.
This pregnancy news also comes after Meghan candidly wrote about experiencing a miscarriage last summer. And they chose to make their announcement of their upcoming child in the grand family tradition of spilling the baby beans on Valentine’s Day. People points out that Princess Diana technically announced she was pregnant with Harry back in 1984 on February 13th, but since the internet didn’t exist back then, all the newspapers and TV officially reported it on February 14th. Who doesn’t love a holiday publicity tie-in? The only thing I wish is that they had gone all the way with it. A festive pair of cupid socks would have been appreciated. Anything to help prevent Meghan’s belly from being upstaged by Harry’s left foot coming at you like it’s in some kind of art-house foot fetish film.