The new baby is expecting to appear in April 2018, which should happen before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go to the altar. The royal wedding was announced to be in Windsor, on May 19.
For those royal-watchers, who have been looking for a potential rivalry between Meghan and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge has some big news. It is reported that Middleton has asked her future sister-in-law to be the godmother of her child.
Tonight, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle were honoured to meet wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have overcome adversity and taken on remarkable sport and adventure challenges, at the annual #EndeavourAwards The Endeavour Fund gives these people the opportunity to rediscover their self-belief and fighting spirit through physical challenges, and is led by the Royal Foundation. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for their incredible feats.
This is a great honor because when the baby arrives, Meghan won’t be officially a part of the royal family just yet. A palace insider states:
Kate and Meghan get along so well already and Kate wants her to know how loved she is by the family. It's such a big honor - and Harry was overjoyed by the gesture too!
There’s one person, who’s not very happy with Kate’s decision. The Queen, 91, is not very pleased with Kate and Will’s choice, calling it “hasty” because Harry and Meghan aren’t married yet. Kate is reported to be confused by the Queen’s disapproval, saying that her decision is “entirely sentimental.”
At this point, it’s not a big surprise that there’s another exception made for Meghan to make her feel like a part of the family. But it would be hard to find a better person to fill in the shoes of the godmother. It will be a good practice for the royal couple, especially considering that Prince Harry mentioned he and Meghan want to start a family “soon.”
Years ago, if it would have been a boy, he would have usurped Charlotte’s place in the line of succession to the throne, but not anymore. A new law was introduced in 2011 giving equal rights to any daughter of a future British monarch. So the new baby could be the first to test it.