Standout Differences When Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Announced Their Pregnancy


Standout Differences When Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Announced Their Pregnancy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting their
second child, 
Lilibet, on Valentine’s Day 2021 and the
couple chose a sweet way to confirm the news.

Given that Harry and Meghan had quit royal life nearly one year ago at
that point and no longer needed to announce their personal and work
updates via the palace, the couple were able to share a much more personal statement than
other royals before them, such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In a break from royal tradition, Harry and Meghan’s statement made
reference to their elder child, their son Archie, now two, and the exciting role he is about to embark
on. “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,” the
statement read.

In another break from palace protocol, the couple, who live in Santa Barbara, California, also
posed for a gorgeous black-and-white photo showing Meghan with her head in
Harry’s lap as she cradles her baby bump. Royal pregnancy announcements
are not traditionally accompanied by an image.

The shot was taken remotely by the photographer and friend of the couple,
Misan Harriman, and while Meghan’s due date was not released, she was believed
to be around five months pregnant at the time. 

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor arrived on 4 June 2021 at Santa
Barbara Cottage Hospital, with the Sussexes sharing their happy news two days
after their daughter’s birth.

Standout Differences When Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Announced Their Pregnancy

The couple shared this photo alongside their pregnancy announcement

When the Duchess was expecting her first child Archie, prior to quitting
royal life, the news was released via the palace in a formal statement that
read: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very
pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in
the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support
they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and
are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

The statement was in keeping with how royal pregnancies are usually
announced, such as when Meghan’s sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge was
pregnant with her children. Unlike Meghan’s latest announcement, Kate’s
statements did not give a nod to her elder children taking on the role of
siblings, nor was an official photo released.

Standout Differences When Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Announced Their Pregnancy

Kate’s pregnancy announcements did not refer to her elder children, unlike Meghan’s

When Kate was pregnant with Princess Charlotte, the palace statement
released in 2014 noted that she and Prince William were “very pleased to
announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child“.
It also noted that Kate was suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, as she did with
her first pregnancy, and would not be able to accompany William on a planned
engagement in Oxford that day.

Meanwhile, when the Duchess was pregnant with Prince Louis, Kate also had
to pull out of an engagement in London last-minute as she was once again
suffering from severe morning sickness.

In a similar fashion, her pregnancy announcement from 2017 read:
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The
Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of
both families are delighted with the news. As with her previous two
pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal
Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road
Children’s Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington


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