Touching tribute to Diana in Harry and Meghan's baby news

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby news contained a touching tribute to the late Princess Diana.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed in an adorable snap that they are expecting their second child together, a little brother or sister for Archie, who turns two in May.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child together. Photo: Getty Images

The couple’s trusted friend and journalist, Omid Scobie, took to his Twitter account this morning to reveal the nod to Prince Harry’s late mother in their announcement.

Alongside a photo of the front page of The Express from 1984, Omid wrote: “A touching tribute for the Sussexes to announce their exciting news on #ValentinesDay.

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“It was exactly 37 years ago that Princess Diana shared with the world that she was pregnant with Prince Harry.”

The front page of the newspaper shows a huge photo of Princess Diana, alongside the headline ‘Smile that says it all’.

Diana, Princess of Wales and her son Harry during the journey of the heir to the British throne Charles Prince of Wales and his family. Italy, April 1985
Princess Diana announced she was pregnant with Prince Harry on Valentine's Day 37 years ago. Photo: Getty Images

Announcing the happy news today, a spokesperson for Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

The couple shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, taken by Misan Harriman, with Harry resting his hand on Meghan's head as she lies in his lap cradling her bump.

Buckingham Palace also released a statement wishing the couple well, saying: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and entire family [are] ‘delighted’ and wish them well.”

The palace also confirmed that family had been told before today’s announcement.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The couple are expecting a little brother or sister for Archie. Photo: Getty Images

It comes after Meghan shared the heartbreaking news of her miscarriage in November last year.

In an essay for the New York Times, she wrote: "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."

Meghan was praised for the ‘brave’ move she took in penning the essay, with many women who have gone through the same thing claiming it makes them feel ‘less alone’.

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