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Royal baby news: Meghan and Harry ‘definitely’ committed to having another child

Meghan gave birth to her first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, in May last year, and the couple recently moved to LA from Canada, where they had been residing after stepping down from senior royal duties. The Sussexes sudden relocation to LA in a bid to be closer to Meghan's mother Doria could be a signal that they are ready to expand their young family.

Speaking to US Weekly a source said: "They'll be trying in earnest pretty soon. They just want to get firmly settled into their new surroundings first and give Archie as much attention as they can."

"They're still enjoying these precious early days with him. They're committed to having another baby, but don't want to put too much pressure on the situation."

Talking about Archie in November 2019 a separate source commented: "He can sit up without support and rollover, and he's almost crawling. He can't talk yet, but he's trying!"

"Not only is Archie a happy baby who rarely cries, but he also takes a keen interest in his surrounding and is already engaging and interacting with people."

Meghan had previously spoken about her desire to have a baby girl in a 2015 Hello! Interview.

She asserted: "I've always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch. When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season — which at the time felt like such a milestone, I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version.

"I had it engraved on the back, ‘To M.M. From M.M.' and I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them."

While Meghan attended an all-girls catholic school in LA it remains to be seen where the Sussexes will school their son on America's East Coast.

Archie may follow in his mother's footsteps and attend the Hollywood Schoolhouse, a private pre-school and primary school that values diversity. Tuition lands in the £20,000 range.

Prince Harry attended Eton College, a 32k a year boarding school traditionally attended by royals.

The move to the US from the Sussexes had reportedly been planned for a while.

A royal insider told The Sun: "There's an acceptance that things haven't worked out with the Sussexes full-time in Windsor so they could have a second base in America."

Kristen Meinzer last year told Insider that she thought it would be a positive change for the Sussexes to move across the pond.

"I would love it if Harry and Meghan lived in the US, at least part-time," said Meinzer.

"It would allow Meghan to be close to her mother and the majority of her friends. It would give Archie a grounding in one half of his culture.

"And it would better connect Harry to his wife's history, and his own, let's not forget that Princess Diana's great-grandmother, Frances Ellen Work, was an American."

Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal expert, previously said that for these reasons, LA would be the ideal location for the couple to network.

Speaking to Insider he said: "Meghan's celebrity friends are in the US and will provide support for their charitable activities as the Obamas did for Invictus and Oprah has for Harry's campaign on mental illness.

"As activists, the causes they believe in are aiming their messages at millennials and the young.

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