MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry celebrated their son’s sixth month birthday this week, but is it really possible Baby Sussex number two is on the way?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have warmed hearts around the world as they have revealed intimate details about their son in interviews. Every glimpse of the bouncing baby boy has led royal fans to gush at his adorable smile. But has Prince Harry inadvertently revealed he and Meghan are expecting a second child?
Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor officially reached six months old on November 6, hitting a major milestone.
According to US Weekly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son is already proving to be an exceptional and “super smart” child.
A source told US Weekly: “He’s a strong baby and you can tell he’s super smart.
“He can sit up without support and roll over, and he’s almost crawling. He can’t talk yet, but he’s trying!”
The royal source added that Archie is besotted with his parents, particularly his father.
The source told US Weekly: “When Harry walks into the room, Archie gets so excited, he puts his arms out—his way of saying, ‘Pick me up!’
“You can tell Archie’s going to be a social butterfly. He’s at his happiest when he’s around people.”
But, after a recent royal engagement, royal watchers have turned their attentions to Meghan as speculation is rife the couple is about to make Baby Archie a big brother.
But how exactly did the couple hint that baby number two is on the way?
During a surprise visit to a British Army wives coffee morning in Windsor, the Sussex couple spent time playing with babies and young children.
They took the opportunity to ask other parents about what it was like to have a second one.
The probing questions prompted instant speculation that the Sussex family will soon hear the pitter-patter of a second pair of tiny feet.
One mother told Forces Network: “Harry was really, really quite interested in how things were with second children as well… we were trying to encourage him to have a second one.”
But this latest sign is just the most recent in rife speculation that the family will soon add another to their number.
It all began when Meghan Markle was seen recycling some of her maternity clothes during her Africa tour, when a shirt dress she first wore publicly in Tonga, when she was around three months pregnant, made a reappearance.
She has also been spotted in other items that she wore during her pregnancy such as a khaki-striped maxi dress and purple dress first spotted when she was five months pregnant.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex caused a stir on Friday as they were spotted at an event at Westminster Abbey.
Meghan was spotted often resting her hands on her stomach, which she was spotted doing during her royal tour of Australia in October 2018, at the beginning of her pregnancy.
On Saturday, as the Royal Family assembled to commemorate the armed forces who have fought and died during and since the First World War, royal fans were quick to question whether the mother-of-one is expecting a second child.
One Twitter user wrote: “Just Don’t say it. Just don’t say it. Just don’t say it.
“Is Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex pregnant again?I said it.”
Archie has now passed the important six-month milestone. The 38-year-old mother of one gave birth to her first son at 37, meaning she was treated as a geriatric mother.
Healthcare professionals advise that older mums who conceive within six months after giving birth had a 1.2 percent greater risk of maternal mortality than younger mums.
Midwifery professor Julie Jomeen said: “The issue is of course that older Mums are more likely to plan to have babies closer together as they don’t have the same luxury of time in terms of their fertility, as woman still in her 20s would have.
“However, the general health of the Mum is an important factor here in risk.
“Ultimately, it has to be a woman’s choice, what is important is that they are aware of the evidence around birth spacing and that they make their choice based on good evidenced-based information.”