The Real Reason Prince Harry is Giving Meghan Markle a Gift When Their First Child is Born

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new little one. The couple has been doing a lot to prepare to become new parents, and the baby will be arriving this spring. But there is one more thing on Harry’s to-do list: Buy Meghan a present. Here’s why.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Birmingham
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will soon have a child. | Oli Scarff – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child in April

Harry and Meghan have had a whirlwind romance. The couple began dating in 2016. And by 2017, Harry had already proposed. In traditional royal fashion, the couple didn’t have a very long engagement. They were married in May 2018, and they didn’t wait very long to have kids, either. Harry and Meghan often gushed about how excited they both were to start a family. In October 2018, Kensington Palace announced that Meghan was pregnant with their first child. Since then, Meghan and Harry’s royal bump has taken over the media.

The couple has been preparing for the new baby — including moving to the grounds of Windsor Castle

Getting ready for the arrival of a child — especially the first child — requires a lot of preparation. Harry and Meghan have been doing as much as they can to get ready for parenthood. Most namely, the couple has decided they no longer want to live in Kensington Palace. They have decided to move to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Although there was some speculation that the move was due to the supposed feud between Meghan and Kate, it appears the couple is actually moving because they want to raise their new baby in a less hectic environment where the media isn’t constantly watching what they do.

In the U.K., it’s common to give a ‘push present’ before the birth of a child

One more item Harry will have to check off his to-do list? Buy Meghan a present. The prince will reportedly give Meghan a gift when the baby arrives — and he’s not the only one to partake in this seemingly odd-yet-thoughtful tradition. Commonly known as “push presents,” people in the U.K. tend to give a gift to whomever is having the baby. Husbands often purchase something for their wives just before the baby’s arrival as both a celebration and a thank you for carrying the little one. It’s not something people in the United States are familiar with, but it has become common practice in the U.K. And since Harry is such a gentleman, it’s likely he’ll participate in the tradition, too.

It’s unclear what the gift will be, but most people give flowers or jewelry

Harry hasn’t said what he may give Meghan, but flowers and jewelry are very common among the British gift-givers. However, Meghan and Harry are royals, so they already have plenty of nice things. It’s possible he’ll think outside the (gift) box and come up with something completely different. It’s almost certain it will make the baby’s arrival an even sweeter moment for the two of them.

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