- Harry and Meghan followed in Princess Diana’s footsteps with a Valentine’s Day baby announcement.
- Diana announced that she was pregnant with Prince Harry on February 13, 1984.
- Harry is now the same age as his mother was when she passed away.
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Fans of the royal family have noticed that when Diana, Princess of Wales, was pregnant for the second time with Harry, she made the news public on February 13, 1984.
While Kensington Palace announced Diana’s pregnancy a day earlier, as reported by People, it then made headlines around the world on Valentine’s Day just like her son today.
Omid Scobbie, the co-author of Harry and Markle’s biography,Finding Freedom, shared an old clipping of the Daily Express cover from that day, with the headline: “Valentine’s day joy for Charles and Diana.”
A touching tribute announcing for the Sussexes to announce their exciting news on #ValentinesDay❤️ It was exactly 37 years ago that Princess Diana shared with the world that she was pregnant with Prince Harry. pic.twitter.com/NQfUiw62Sc
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) February 14, 2021
“So now we all know the secret of her enigmatic smile,” it read.
This would not be the first time Harry and Markle have made subtle gestures to honour Diana. The pair planted Diana’s favourite forget-me-not flowers at the Preschool Learning Centre in Los Angeles, California last August on the 23rd anniversary of her death, and Meghan’s wedding day bouquet included forget-me-nots.
The couple also followed in the late royal’s footsteps with their first official royal tour in October 2018 when they travelled to Australia and New Zealand, the same destinations Diana and Prince Charles travelled to on their first royal tour in 1983.
While the new baby’s gender and due date remain unknown, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said that the couple “are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
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