New times in the Windsor family and of them one more test. On Sunday, coinciding with the date on which Diana of Wales announced 37 years ago that she was expecting the arrival of her second child, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also told the world that they were going to be parents again. A story that in other circumstances would have been followed by dozens of congratulations, the first from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and then from Charles of England without forgetting that of the Dukes of Cambridge. But this time the news was followed by a clamorous silence. The social networks of the British royal family was at that time to other things. No one doubts that in private there will have been congratulations – a royal spokesperson has slipped 12 hours after the queen had congratulated them – but officially the Sussexes have disappeared from official palace life.
Meghan Markle and Enrique of England they have been on the wire for a year . They are not active members of the British royal family but are direct relatives of Elizabeth II and the baby they are expecting will be the queen's 10th great-grandchild. Therefore their forms are different. There is no official statement but there is a statement from a spokesperson for the couple giving the news. There is no formal photo of the future parents but there is an image captured by their main photographer, Misa Harriman. “Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness the beginning of this love story, and my friend, I am honored to watch you grow. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for this joyous news! ”Wrote the author of the snapshot.
In it, the couple pose barefoot, under a tree, relaxed and smiling while she puts her hand on his prominent belly. The photo was made by Harriman from London through an iPad, an image criticized by the most conservative monarchist sectors. People was the first media outlet to break the news, which led us to think that there was an exclusive in between, but shortly after it was the BBC who told it; This was followed by other UK media outlets. While the information went around the world, Buckingham Palace remained silent.
The Dukes of Sussex have waited to tell that they are going to be parents until the pregnancy has completed its first trimester. They have not wanted to risk after the abortion that Markle suffered last July and that she revealed at the end of November in an article in The New York Times, another gesture of the new life that they carry away from the palace. Their forms are more like those of Hollywood characters than members of the rancid British royal family.
Meghan and Enrique's second child will be born in Los Angeles, California, where the couple has lived for a year. The little one will have American nationality but will be part of the line of succession to the throne of the United Kingdom, a fact that is nothing more than symbolic, since his parents have renounced their official life. The baby that arrives, like her older brother, Archie , will not have any title and will be registered with only the family name.
The pregnancy will prevent Markle from traveling to the United Kingdom in spring to participate in the birthday of Queen Elizabeth and in the centenary of her husband, Felipe de Edimburgo, which was to be his great return. It will only be Enrique who will attend a whirlwind visit pending his new paternity.