The significance behind Meghan’s pregnancy announcement dress

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child! The couple made the announcement on Valentine's Day, with a spokesperson saying, '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.'

The Queen and the rest of the royal family are 'delighted' about the news, as is the rest of the world, with the news going viral in just minutes.

The date was extra special, not because it celebrates love, but because in 1983, Prince Diana announced she was expecting Prince Harry on the 13th February, which means that on the 14th, the news made the front page of every paper.

Alongside their exciting news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a stunning black and white picture, showcasing the growing bump.

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The shot, taken remotely by the couple's photographer friend Misan Harriman, shows Meghan lying down with her head in Harry's lap, while Harry smiles down at her. It looks like it was taken in the couple's garden.

The Duchess looks radiant as she rests one hand on her bump, and she shows off her maternity style by wearing a gorgeous cream maxi dress by Carolina Herrera.

It has been revealed that the gown was actually made for her when she was pregnant with Archie, who will turn 2 this May.

This way, she could also include the soon-to-be big brother in this special moment.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.