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Harry and Meghan's Pregnancy Photo Gives Fans Major 'Notting Hill' Vibes

Rebelander Basilan
Feb 21, 2021
02:00 A.M.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's pregnancy announcement portrait reminded fans of a notorious scene in the 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Roger Michell, "Notting Hill."


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they are expecting their second child in a black and white snap of Meghan Markle lying on her husband's lap and her hands resting on her baby bump.

Taking the moment and captioning it, photographer Misan Harriman, a friend of the royal couple, wrote: "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!"

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images


Those who saw "Notting Hill" know this image well. Of course, the picture actually echoes the one involving Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in the hit movie "Notting Hill."

People who were big fans of the romantic comedy noted that the photo looked strikingly like a scene from the ending of the film. One person tweeted:

"Meghan and Harry recreating the Notting Hill final scene shot, chefs kiss."


Another fan said she gets a "Notting Hill" vibe from Prince Harry and Markle's announcement and loves it. Someone else commented: "Not a shred of originality."

In the final scene, Roberts' character takes a similar pose to Markle, her head in Grant's lap. Viewers get the impression their lives will be filled with peace and love.

The former actress had previously revealed in July last year that she had miscarried.


Prince Harry and Markle's spokesperson announced on February 14 that Archie would be a big brother, adding that the couple is ecstatic to have a new addition to their family.

Other details about Prince Harry and Markle's unborn child remain unknown at this time. Meanwhile, the former actress had previously revealed in July last year that she had miscarried.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on October 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images


The couple's second child will be eighth in line to the British throne. A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the entire royal family is delighted and wishes them all the best.

The world was shocked last year when Prince Harry and Markle announced that they were leaving senior royal roles and moving to North America with baby Archie.

Last June, the couple, who tied the knot on May 19, 2018, in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, bought a nine-bedroom mansion in Montecito, California, for $14.65 million. 

As for their second child, it could be Her Majesty's 10th or 11th great-grandchild, depending on when she or he is born, which would correspond to Zara Tindall's due date is also in 2021.