Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'Overjoyed' Pregnancy 'Happened So Quickly' After Miscarriage, Says Source
The couple was "nervous, and it took them a while before they could relax and fully enjoy this pregnancy"
Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, were "hopeful that they would get pregnant again. And they were overjoyed that it happened so quickly," a close source to the couple tells PEOPLE in this week's issue.
Still, after the "devastating" miscarriage, "they were both nervous, and it took them a while before they could relax and fully enjoy this pregnancy," the source adds.
The arrival of Meghan and Prince Harry's second child will make Archie Harrison, who will turn 2 on May 6, a big brother.
"They always wanted for Archie to have a sibling close in age," the source tells PEOPLE.
In fact, the couple's firstborn was a centerpiece in their new baby announcement. "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," a spokesperson for the couple told PEOPLE.
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Meghan and Harry — who will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an "intimate conversation" airing on March 7 on CBS — announced their pregnancy news with a stunning black-and-white photo that was taken remotely via iPad by their friend and longtime photographer, Misan Harriman. A smiling (and barefoot!) Harry looks lovingly at Meghan, who cradles her baby bump as she rests in his lap.
"They are besotted parents, and they can't wait to share that even more with a second child," a royal insider tells PEOPLE. "They are both so happy to have their little family."
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