Prince Harry’s ‘dirty’ bare feet have sparked calls for the royal to ‘buy some shoes and put them away’ after announcing baby number two with wife Meghan Sunday.
A spokesperson for the couple said in a statement: ‘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.’
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, confirmed the happy news with a black-and-white photo of themselves. The couple are sat near a tree with Harry’s hand placed under Meghan’s head as she lies on his lap with her hand resting on her bump.
But for many fans the sight of the prince’s bare feet proved too much.
Twitter user @KellyannBabes wrote: ‘Congratulations Harry and Meghan.. but serious is there any need for Harry’s bare feet.’
@Matriarch4 added: ‘Someone needs to buy Harry shoes. Ewwww, feet.’
@Mama_Cougar said: ‘OK OK I’ll be the one to say it. If I never see Prince Harry’s bare feet again it’ll be too soon.’
The baby will be eighth in line to the British throne.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.’
The couple, who are currently residing in California, announced the news on the 37th anniversary of when Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, announced that she was pregnant with him on Valentine’s Day in 1984.
But for some the picture shared to celebrate their pregnancy – taken by the couple’s longtime friend Misan Harriman – was also a sign of disrespect.
Twitter user @MirandaUganda said: ‘In many countries it is deeply offensive to show the soles of your feet.’
@ZoeThinks said: ‘I wonder why we have to look at his dirty feet?’
She added: ‘In many Arab, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist countries, showing the soles of your feet is a sign of disrespect.’
Others said ‘everything else is perfect’ – bar Harry’s bare feet.
@thedyingswann said: ‘My only complaint about that picture is that Harry’s barefoot – I hate seeing feet with burning passion. Everything else is perfect!’
‘I’m happy for them but please Harry put the feet away,’ user @g0ldxnharry added.
Harry and Meghan shocked the world last year when they stepped down as senior royals and announced they were moving to North America with baby Archie, who will turn two in May.
The couple have been hunkering down at a sprawling nine-bedroom mansion in Montecito that they purchased for $14.65 million last June.
Their baby announcement came just days after Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie welcomed a baby boy on February 9.
The sex of the couple’s second baby, as well as the due date, remain unclear.
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