Meghan Markle’s best friend Katharine McPhee is pregnant

Katherine McPhee and her husband, David Foster, are expecting a baby

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is expected to have a new playmate soon, as the Duchess of Sussex’s best friend Katharine McPhee is expecting her first child with her husband David Foster. The couple first confirmed the news in October, but shared the first photo of McPhee’s bunch yesterday, with the actress posing in a blue coat. Her husband said, ‘My wife is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL GLOWING!’

This is the couple’s first child, although Foster has five daughters from previous relationships. He has also been a stepfather to Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid, as well as Brody and Brandon Jenner, half-brothers of Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

The two couples have been friends for some time, with McPhee getting to know The Duchess from high school. The duo were clearly expecting Hollywood, with McPhee sharing in an Instagram post last year: ‘Meghan and I did plays together as kids. She grew up to be the Duchess of Sussex and I grew up to be a star on the West End, so same life if you ask me. ‘

California Christmas: Duke and Duchess of Sussex to spend the holidays with David Foster and Katharine McPhee

When the royal couple moved to the U.S. after deciding to stand down as working members of the royal family in January last year, McPhee and Foster were on hand to help them settle in (they have also been helped to find their temporary home in Canada, too). It is also alleged that the Hollywood producer and power player was also charged with dealing with the couple’s £ 112 million deal with Netflix.

With travel plans tossed in chaos over the pandemic, the Sussexes are staying put in Montecito for the holiday season, according to a report being spent by the Fosters. This marks their second Christmas away from the UK, after spending in Canada in 2019.