By Tamlyn Canham
Rasta has done it again. This time the celebrity painter has worked his magic on a special portrait of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently announced they were expecting baby number two, which put them on Rasta’s radar.
“I’m back online. Thanks to everyone who showed some love. Congratulations to Meghan Duchess and Prince Harry on the expected 2nd born,” he wrote.
I’m back online. Thanks to everyone who showed some love.???
Congratulations to Meghan Duchess and Prince Harry on the expected 2nd born. ? pic.twitter.com/mpp20q1ZHB
— Rasta The Artist (@RastaArtist) February 15, 2021
Meghan and Harry’s baby news
Rasta, whose real name is Lebani Sirenje, usually paints local celebrities, but he was clearly excited about the royal baby news.
Meghan shared the exciting news on Valentine’s Day. She will reportedly give birth in June or July.
“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,” a spokesperson for the Sussexes said in a statement.
Baby news! “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” says a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.” pic.twitter.com/GrqSiBxaXa
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) February 14, 2021
Social media reacts
Rasta’s tribute to the couple – like much of his artwork – was met with fits of laughter.
“Rasta my guy, I think let’s stick to dead people at least they don’t have to see this,” one Twitter user wrote.
Rasta my guy i think lets stick to dead people atleast they don’t have to see this pic.twitter.com/sCpM8AeTI1
— Skhokho (@skhokhoncube) February 16, 2021
“Your bravery is beyond comprehension Rasta,” another tweep wrote.
To which one woman replied: “That’s actually why I like his work, his unwavering confidence. That’s commendable in this age.”
That’s actually why I like his work, his unwavering confidence
Thats commendable in this age
— Sarah?? (@SRTJones) February 15, 2021
Overall it was a big no!
Tjoooooooooooooo o hlotse ontho ehlotseng Rasta jesu pic.twitter.com/TNOjJYqooK
— lerato (@pholarapopo) February 17, 2021