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Not Born Yet, But Already Famous: Interesting Facts About The Future Child Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

Date October 22, 2018 09:52

It’s been only 5 months since the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but the young couple has already delighted their fans with great news: they are going to become parents in spring 2019. Let us remind you that there were constant rumors about Markle’s pregnancy. Moreover, some people were sure that she was expecting a baby on the day of their wedding. Many folks are now speculating whether it will be a boy or a girl, what name will be given, and how he or she will influence the monarchy.

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1. Where is the baby going to be born?

Until not so long ago, all children in the royal family used to be born right inside the palace – directly in the chambers – and a little later, in specially equipped rooms with proper medical equipment. Princess Diana put an end to this; both of her sons were born in a London hospital. Kate Middleton followed in her footsteps, and it is likely that Meghan Markle will do the same.

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2. What will they name the child?

Traditionally, children in the royal family are named with meaning, paying tribute to relatives from previous generations. As a rule, each of them has at least 3 baptismal names. Just take Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children, for example, whom we know as George, Charlotte, and Louis. In fact, the names of each of them are much more complicated. They are George Alexander Louis, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and Louis Arthur Charles, respectively.

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The name of the royal baby is usually kept a secret, but resourceful Brits have already started placing bets. As of now, there are several solid leaders: Victoria, Alexander, Alice, Arthur, and Diana. Among the favorites are also Albert, Edward, Charles, Elizabeth, and Mary. However, one can easily expect a curveball from Meghan, who is known for making her own rules.

3. Will the child be a prince/princess?

It would be logical to assume that because all the children of William are title holders. But this is so mostly thanks to the grace of their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. More than 100 years ago, King George V vetoed the automatic right to inherit titles of princes and princesses by children and grandchildren of his heirs. In many cases, the reigning monarch can issue a special order, as is the case of Kate and William’s children. If it doesn’t happen, Harry and Meghan’s child will be Lord or Lady Windsor, and the eldest son will also be Count Dumbarton. He will be able to inherit the county of Sussex and the corresponding title from his father.

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4. Will the child be British or American?

Meghan Markle is preparing to become a citizen of Great Britain in the future. Whether she will keep American citizenship is uncertain. Theoretically, she could ask for a dual citizenship for her child, but it depends on how her own affairs will be in this matter at the time of the child's birth. Probably, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not consider this option, so as not to give rise to new conspiracy theories. Let’s be reminded that long before the announcement of Markle’s pregnancy, there were people who believed that the wedding of Harry and Meghan was the first step in a long-term strategy to take over the United States.

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5. Can the child ascend the throne?

Theoretically, yes, because the baby will be a descendant of the Queen's firstborn. In fact, however, it is unlikely for the reason that the baby will be already the seventh in the line of succession after his or her grandfather, uncle, uncle’s children, and, of course, father.

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6. Is there a chance that Meghan is expecting twins?

Since the duchess recently celebrated her 37th birthday, the likelihood of multiple pregnancy is quite high. With age, a woman's body can produce several eggs at once in the same menstrual cycle in order to increase the chances of conceiving a baby.

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7. What will the last name of the child be?

Since his or her parents are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the baby is likely to go under the surname of Sussex, although technically the next baby is Mountbatten-Windsor. However, there is another theory that Meghan might actually want to give her child her own surname – Markle.

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8. Will Prince Harry be present at the birth?

The protocol adopted by the royal family prohibits royal men from being present at the birth of their children, but this rule has been repeatedly ignored. William has broken it three times, supporting Kate Middleton, and he was not the first one to do so. On March 10, 1964, Elizabeth II gave birth to her youngest son, Prince Edward, and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, was with her the entire time. So, it will depend solely on the decision Harry and Meghan make.

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9. When will the baby be born?

So far, official representatives of Kensington Palace haven’t given even an approximate date of the birth of the baby. Nevertheless, expert fans of the royal couple have calculated that the baby is due in early May, like Princess Charlotte, the only daughter of William and Kate.

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Half a year that is separating us from the birth of another royal baby will pass faster than it seems. We all hope that Meghan’s pregnancy is safe and the baby is healthy!

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