British royals SOPHIE, COUNTESS OF WESSEX and Prince Edward are expecting their second child.
The couple already have one daughter, three-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, who was born four weeks premature in 2003.
A Palace spokesperson says, "The Earl and the Countess are both thrilled and excited. The Countess will continue with engagements as normal and take doctors' advice."
Sophie, 42, married Prince Edward, 43, in June 1999.