Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a great challenge in front of them in naming their future child and following the royal protocol rules when they do.
Last month we finally got the great news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting. Exactly five months after the fairytale that was the wedding at Windsor Castle. And since then lots of royal experts have been speculating about the baby. Victoria Arbiter, who has a vast experience in working alongside the British Royal Family, thinks that the couple will have to follow lots of new rigid rules after the birth. And we all know how Prince Harry and Meghan love rules.
The 44-year-old told Town and Country: “Royals, however, also have to consider the great responsibility in naming a new member of the family and I expect they want to be a hundred percent certain of their choice before announcing the name and sealing the baby’s place in history.”
She also stated that Harry and Meghan will have to wait several days before publicly revealing their baby’s name so they can tell the Queen and the rest of the royal family first.
This is done so the family can celebrate the new babies arrival in private and see if the name is suitable. There is no rule that they have to name the baby after some past king or royal ancestor.
Carolyn Harris, author of Raising Royalty: 1,000 Years of Royal Parenting, told Vogue Australia: “We see, from the diversity of names among the Queen’s descendants, that the Queen does seem willing to allow the descendants to choose their own names.”
But the fans still think that the baby will have a more traditional royal name. Victoria and Albert are possible, but we hope its something like Arthur or Diana. Or maybe they will decide to honor the babies great-grandparents by naming it Elizabeth or Phillip, depending on the babies gender.