Earlier this week, we reported that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had announced that they are expecting their second child. Now, it’s been revealed that Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is “over the moon about becoming a grandma again.”
“She couldn’t be happier,” a source told Closer Weekly, adding that Doria, 64, loves to dote on Meghan’s son Archie, who turns two in May.
“Archie adores Doria,” the source explained. “They’re super close and she’ll without a doubt have the same loving grandmother/grandchild relationship with baby No. 2!”
The insider went on to say that Meghan and Harry shared the news with Doria and members of the royal family “before making the public announcement” this past Sunday.
“Queen Elizabeth is excited for him and Meghan, and Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William and Duchess Kate (née Middleton) are too,” the insider said. “It’s nice for them to see Harry settled. At the end of the day, they just want him to be happy.”
Meghan and Harry announced that they were expecting their second child on Valentine’s Day, much to the joy of royal fans everywhere.
“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” said a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
Doria lives in Los Angeles, not far from Meghan and Harry’s home in Montecito, and she sees Archie often. In fact, she and her grandson have reportedly formed one “unique, unbreakable bond.”
Last summer, Meghan and Harry were open about the fact that she had suffered a miscarriage. A source close to the couple told People Magazine that Harry and Meghan were “hopeful that they would get pregnant again. And they were overjoyed that it happened so quickly.” Even so, after the “devastating” miscarriage, the source added that “they were both nervous, and it took them a while before they could relax and fully enjoy this pregnancy.”
They are particularly excited that their son Archie, who turns 2 in May, will get to be a big brother.
“They always wanted for Archie to have a sibling close in age,” the source explained.