Meghan Markle's Stylish Dress in Her Pregnancy Announcement Holds a Special Meaning

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they're growing their family! And in true duchess fashion, her pregnancy dress made a major style statement.

By Alyssa Morin Feb 14, 2021 11:55 PMTags
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue to prove they are the definition of relationship goals!

The couple, who are proud parents to 21-month-old son Archie Harrison, announced on Valentine's Day that their family is expanding.

"We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother," a spokesperson for the pair said in a statement on Sunday, Feb. 14 "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

While many fans are eager to learn more about the duo's little one, both Meghan and Harry are keeping a few details to themselves—like their baby's sex and the former Suits star's expected due date.

The timing of Meghan's pregnancy was extra sweet for many reasons, with the obvious being that she and Harry shared the exciting news on the romantic holiday.

However, the couple paid tribute to the late Princess Diana in a special way. As royal fans will recall, Princess Diana announced she was pregnant and expecting her second child with Prince Charles (aka Prince Harry!) on—wait for it—Feb. 13, 1984.

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But Meghan and Harry's timing wasn't the only heartwarming detail about their baby news. To celebrate their growing family, the couple posed for their longtime friend and photographer, Misan Harriman.

According to People, the actress' pregnancy style was riddled with meaning.

For the romantic photo, Meghan looked both elegant and effortless as she laid down on her husband's lap in a flowy, floor-length Carolina Herrera dress. Per the magazine, the simple, yet striking creation was made for her while she was pregnant with Archie.

Of course, this isn't the star's only style statement during her pregnancy. Take a look at her fabulous fashion in our gallery below!

Beauty in Blue

The Duchess of Sussex dazzles in an affordable blue smocked dress while FaceTiming her husband and host James Corden.

Spring Ready

During an appearance for the Spotify Stream On special, the actress lights up the room in a bright citrus-designed dress by Oscar de la Renta.

Baby on Board

The couple shared their baby news in style—literally! Meghan donned a flowy dress, while her husband looked dapper in a button-down and pants as they announced on Feb. 14, "Archie is going to be a big brother."

In Full Bloom

Standing in front of a rose garden, the former Suits actress makes a special television appearance on CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on Dec. 13. She looked effortlessly chic wearing a blush-colored blouse that she paired with a poppy pink lipstick!

Out and About

Getting some fresh air! The couple is spotted looking chic on their afternoon walk in Beverly Hills.

Classic Black

The Duchess paid her respects at New Zealand House in a black vintage coat paired with Aquazurra pumps and carrying a Gucci suede clutch.

Stunning in Emerald

Meghan was a sight to see at the Commonwealth Day Service wearing a matching Erdem emerald dress and wool coat.

Amazing Accessories

Meghan headed out in head-to-toe Victoria Beckham. The ensemble consisted of a cream printed dress, as well as a hat and coat. She accessorized her look with emerald pumps and clutch.

Simple in McQueen

Meghan stuns in a black and white patterned dress by REISS at King's College London on International Women's Day. She pairs the look with an Alexander McQueen blazer and Manolo Blanik's pumps. 

Glowing and Flowing

Meghan stepped out in the Moroccan sun wearing this black strapless dress and white blazer both by Byabaton for Aritzia. She paired the ensemble with short slingback heels for her visit to the Andalusian Gardens. 

Comfy and Chic

Duchess Meghan kept it cozy and stylish during her recent trip to Morocco. 

Simple and Sleek

Meghan joined her hubby on stage in London in a pair of simple black pants and a black top. She added a pop of color with her blazer and accessorized with black pumps. 

Soft in Shimmer

The duchess attended a celebration for Prince Charles wearing a beautiful brocade shimmering dress with a simple white coat by Amanda Wakeley, a former favorite of Princess Diana

Dazzling in Dior

The mother-to-be stunned in her Dior gown at The Ambassador's residence in Morocco.

Radiant in Red

The royal turned heads in her red Valentino gown while meeting Morocco's Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.

Baby Shower Bliss

The duchess headed to New York in style to celebrate her bundle of joy with a baby shower. The event was reportedly hosted by Amal Clooney and Serena Williams.

A Vision in White

Meghan wore a stunning Calvin Klein Resort dress to a gala for The Wider Earth.

Pure Elegance

Meghan looked gorgeous in Givenchy at the February 2018 Endeavour Fund Awards in London.

Pretty in Print

During her visit to Bristol, the mom-to-be removed her coat to reveal a fun, printed midi dress by Oscar de la Renta. 

Green With Envy

For a snowy visit to Bristol, the expectant royal bundled up in a black William Vintage coat, olive green boots by Sarah Flint and a matching Ralph Lauren clutch. 

Blushing in Blush

The duchess visited the National Theatre in London wearing a $4,090 Brandon Maxwell blush set. The soft but elegant dress and blazer combo was tied together with a pair of nude Aquazzura Matilde pumps and a Carolina Herrera Insignia clutch. 

Cozy and Cute

During her first engagement of 2019, Meghan wore a sleek, black dress from HATCH Collection, which she paired with a Victoria Beckham box bag. The show-stopper was her Oscar de la Renta trench coat.

Sparkle and Shine

After wearing discount brand H&M earlier in the day, the duchess donned a $4,450 Roland Mouret gown at the premiere of the Cirque du Soleil: Totem show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Jan. 16.

Bargain Shopper

Normally, the 37-year-old is seen in chic designer label ensembles, but the duchess surprised the fashion world when she wore a $35 MAMA maternity beige knit dress from H&M. She added a touch of glam by wearing a Emporio Armani cashmere coat over it and sporting Manolo Blahnik slingback nude heels.

Throwback Moment

Similar to Princess Diana's visit to the Taj Mahal in India in 1992, Meghan wore a bright red coat by Sentaler and a purple dress by ARITIZIA's Babaton collection.

'Tis the Season

Royal watchers at the Sandringham residence were able to see Meghan and her bump bundled up in a Victoria Beckham ensemble. The pieces she modeled were  a $1,063 Powder Box purse, a $3,085 navy coat and $1,715 black heeled boots. The Duchess of Sussex also wore an Awon Golding hat.

Flower Power

Duchess Meghan wore a Brock Collection dress and Soia & Kyo's Adelaida coat for a visit to a local care home for retired artists on Dec. 18. 

Holiday Suprise

The Duchess of Sussex surprised guests at the British Fashion Awards in a Givenchy gown to honor Clare Waight Keller, the designer of her wedding gown.

Burgundy Beauty

While visiting the Hubb Community Kitchen, Meghan stunned in a burgundy Club Monaco shift dress that had a velvet collar paired with a matching trench coat and pointed black ankle boots.

Glitz and Glam

For her first Royal Variety Performance, she wore a Safiyaa black and white sequined top and a black floor-length skirt.

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