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Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘do things their way’ with ‘carefully managed’ pregnancy

Prince Harry is 'caught in a tug of love' says royal expert

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Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, quit the monarchy in order to pursue a “more peaceful” life outside the royal bubble. The couple have been based in the USA since last March and on Sunday revealed the Duchess is pregnant with their second child. While Meghan and Harry were still senior members of the Royal Family when they were expecting their first son Archie Harrison, this pregnancy is likely to be very different for the Sussexes as they are no longer bound by protocol, a royal commentator has claimed.

Since stepping down as senior royals Meghan and Harry have gained financial independence from the Firm and signed lucrative deals with both Netflix and Spotify.

They have settled in the celebrity haven of Montecito, Santa Barbara where they are expected to raise both their children.

During Meghan’s first pregnancy with Archie, she would have been expected to stick to Palace standards when it came to sharing information about the royal baby.

However, since her royal withdrawal, Meghan has been able to express herself more freely and even chose to speak out about her pregnancy loss experience after suffering a miscarriage in July.

According to one royal commentator, Meghan and Harry will handle the publicity around this pregnancy as they see fit.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “This happy news was shared on Valentine’s Day, 37 years to the day after it was announced that Diana was pregnant with Harry.

“This was indeed a ‘happy coincidence’ and was released with a charming black and white photograph of them together.

“Of course, they have carefully managed this, as we know how zealously they guard their privacy.”

Mr Fitzwilliams claimed the manner in which the Sussexes managed Archie’s birth on May 6, 2019, sparked “controversy.”

He said: “When Archie was born, their handling of what we were told was extremely controversial, from the confused announcements about when the baby was born to the secrecy as to where and Harry and Meghan’s insistence on keeping matters dealing with the christening and the names of his godparents secret.

“The £2.4 million the taxpayer contributed towards the refurbishment of Frogmore was the lever used for requesting more information.”

However, the royal commentator claimed their new-found freedom means the couple can this time “do things their way.”

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He added: “They are now financially independent and have huge deals with Netflix and Spotify. They can and will do things their way.

“Meghan’s amazing victory over Associated Newspapers proves they can win a tough fight hands down.

“The Queen and other members of the royal family will be delighted at the news.”

Speculating on when Meghan and Harry’s second child might get to meet their royal relatives, Mr Fitzwilliams said: “They will undoubtedly be sorry that, depending on when the baby is born, restrictions may make it difficult for them to meet.”

Mr Fitzwilliams added: “Meghan had a miscarriage in July about which she subsequently wrote so movingly in the New York Times, to help break down the taboos about a subject few feel able to discuss.

“The news of another baby for the couple, which we know they wanted, is news everyone should rejoice at.”

Harry was expected back in the UK for Prince Philip’s 100th birthday in June but may postpone the trip if it coincides with the birth of his second child.

Meghan and Harry have kept their Windsor home Frogmore Cottage but are expected to be remain based in the USA full time.

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