Meghan Markle ‘will go on maternity leave in four weeks as new baby due in June’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second child is due in early June, according to reports.

The couple announced the pregnancy back in February, and later confirmed they're having a girl during their famous tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

What hasn't been shared is the due date, but it's now believed Meghan is expected to give birth in June, the Mirror reports.

Meghan is set to begin her maternity leave in four weeks' time, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

The pregnancy means she is unable to join Prince Harry in the UK for Prince Philip's funeral, which takes place on Saturday.

Harry referenced his unborn daughter while paying tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh.

He said: "You will be sorely missed, but always remembered — by the nation and the world.

"Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts."

Meghan and Harry's baby girl will be born in the US, where the couple have created a happy new life for themselves.

Their very modern reveal, a photo of the couple in their garden, is in keeping with their new non-royal lives.

The picture, taken by their friend Misan Harriman, shows Meghan laying with her head in Harry's lap. She is staring up at him lovingly, and he has his hand on her head.

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Sharing the photo on social media, Misan wrote: "Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow.

"Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!"

Confirming the news, a spokesman for the couple said: "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

Telling the word they were having a little girl, Harry told Oprah: "To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.

"But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for? Now we've got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs."

Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in 2019, a few months before they quit the royal family and moved to the US.

In July last year Meghan suffered a miscarriage, sharing a moving and powerful account later in the year.

She wrote: "It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib.

"After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."

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