Meghan Markle’s pregnancy announcement came exactly 37 years after British newspapers announced that Princess Diana was expecting Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess said they were “overjoyed to expect their second child“In a statement on Valentine’s Day – the same day, British newspapers Lady Dis’ pregnancy had spray-painted on their front pages in 1984.
“Secret behind that smile … a baby!” said the Daily Mail front page with a photo of a grinning Diana.
The Daily Express also said “the smile that says it all.”
“September baby for princess,” the The Telegraph reported at the timeand added that “The Queen says she is very happy.”
Diana’s pregnancy announcement was actually late the day before – with the time difference that allowed The Post to hit British papers and run the story on the front page on 13 February that year.
“Mother is the word for Princess Di – again,” New York’s favorite magazine wrote its story about the announcement.
The sun, which also celebrated the pregnancy on the front – although Diana wanted a girl – suggested on Monday that Sussex’s might have deliberately chosen the date as a “secret nod” to Harry’s mother, who died in a car accident in August 1997.
Baby Sussex will be eighth in the throne queue – behind big brother Archie, who will be two in May, and their 36-year-old father Harry, who is sixth in the throne queue, The Telegraph noted.
The news comes a few months after Markle talked about her “Almost unbearable grief” after suffering an abortion in July.
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