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Meghan Markle has announced that she and Prince Harry are expecting a baby girl.

The 39 year old, who is pregnant with her and husband Harry's second child, revealed the happy news during her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in the US overnight.

Many topics were covered in the explosive two hour long special, including Meghan's mental health and claims she was denied help for her suicidal thoughts when she asked the Royal family.

However, conversation did also turn to a happy note when they discussed the gender of the couple's unborn child.

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They confirmed their second child will be a daughter, and is due this summer.

Oprah asked the gender of Meghan's second born early on in their chat, which will air in full on ITV on Monday night, with her saying she wanted to wait until Harry was with her to divulge.

Meghan and Harry announced they are expecting their second child with a beautiful black and white photo on Valentine's Day.

A spokesperson for Meghan and 36 year old Prince Harry said at the time: "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."

During her interview with Oprah, Meghan also revealed she was "suicidal" during her pregnancy with her first child, Archie, heartbreakingly revealing she thought her death "would have solved everything for everyone."

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Meghan claims that she went to "the institution" for help over her suicidal thoughts, but was she wasn't allowed.

Meghan candidly admitted she felt "ashamed" to speak about her suicidal thoughts at the time but "knew that if she didn't say it she would do it."

The former actress claims she asked one of the "most senior" people if she could get help but was told "it wouldn't be good for the institution.

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As she broke down in tears, Meghan told Oprah: "I just didn't see a solution. I didn't want to be alive anymore."

She added she "couldn't be left alone" during her pregnancy with first child Archie, saying it was "a real and frightening and constant thought" but her husband Harry "cradled" her.

Oprah with Meghan and Harry airs at 9pm on ITV on Monday 8 March.

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