That Prince Harry (36) and Meghan Markle (39) announced on Valentine’s Day that they are expecting their second child is anything but a coincidence. The black and white photo with which that happened is also full of symbolism, says photographer on duty and friend of the Misan Harriman family.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Sunday that they are expecting a second child and their son Archie, who will turn two on May 6, so will be a big brother. It was no coincidence that they did that on February 14th. Not only is Valentine’s Day celebrated worldwide, it is a symbolic date for another reason. For example, Princess Diana announced day after day 37 years ago in 1984 that she was pregnant with Harry. A nice nod to his mother who died in 1997.
But that wasn’t the only symbolism associated with the announcement. The black and white photo with which that happened also contains a whole story, Misan Harriman tells in a reaction to Vogue. The British photographer has long been friends with Harry and Meghan and took the photo of the happy Los Angeles couple from a distance in London with an iPad.
Tree of Life
“With the tree of life behind them and a garden that symbolizes fertility, life and progress, there was hardly any need to give them additional directions. Also because they waltz through life together and are and always will be each other’s unconditional soul mates, ”says Harriman. “When you look at people who have a connection like they do, it’s like reading a book.”
The happy news comes after it was previously announced that Meghan had miscarried in July. “To be asked to help share this moment of total happiness after such an unimaginable loss and all the heartbreak is a testament to true friendship,” said Harriman. “Meg reminded me that if I hadn’t introduced her to a mutual friend, she would never have met Harry. I am grateful for whatever small part I played in it. ”
In the meantime, the British royal family has also officially responded to the news of the pregnancy. “Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the entire Royal Family are delighted and wish them all the best,” he said.
Harry and Meghan split from the royal family last year and exchanged their place at Windsor Castle for Los Angeles, Meghan’s hometown. So there is a good chance that their second child will be born on American soil. It is not yet clear when the baby is expected. But the photo shows that Meghan already has a bulging belly.