When Will We Find Out Baby Sussex’s Name?
Meghan Markle is officially about to pop. And we couldn’t be more excited!
Everyone is ready to meet the newest Sussex. But when you think about it, we really know so little about the baby. We don’t know the gender yet, we don’t know it’s due date, whether it will be an American citizen or strictly British…
There are so many things that we have yet to learn about the palace’s newest bundle of joy. One of the most important is his or her name. Names carry so much weight in royal households.
When you name your own child, you probably take extreme care to give him or her a name that is meaningful, right? Well, imagine the pressure that you would have if you knew your child’s name was going to be known around the world and listed in history books everywhere?
Not an easy job, right? Let’s hope Markle and Prince Harry are prepared for it.
When will Markle and Harry name baby Sussex?
It has not been reported whether or not Harry and Markle have already chosen a name for baby Sussex yet. If they have, they will have to get the Queen’s approval of the name first.
When will Markle and Harry announce the baby’s name?
In the past, royals typically have not announced their baby’s name immediately after he or she was born. Prince William and Kate Middleton waited a few days before announcing the names of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
This gives the family a little bit of time to lay low and enjoy one another before making another big announcement.
Will baby Sussex have a title?
Most people assume that all royals receive titles, but that is not the case. Baby Sussex may have a title, but what that title will be is unclear. Since his or her father has already taken the Duke of Sussex title, the Queen will have to find another one for her new great-grandchild.
If the child is a boy, then he may go by the title, the Earl of Dumbarton, since that is a secondary Sussex title, according to People.
If Harry and Markle have any sons after that, they would be named Lord (name) Windsor. Any daughters may be called Lady (name) Windsor, as only males can inherit Duke titles.
The Queen can also forgo these titles and give the baby a Prince or Princess title, like its cousins Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis.
Did the palace accidentally release the baby’s name?
Each member of the royal family has their own page on the family’s website. The web address for each member is Royal.uk/(royal person’s name.) If you type in a name that doesn’t belong to a royal family member, you will be taken to an error page.
Recently, someone tried to enter the url with /prince-arthur,” “/prince-alexander,” and “/prince-james. All three domains took users back to the homepage instead of directing them to an error page, leading people to think that those three names may be the top contenders for baby Sussex.
Sadly, the palace nixed this claim.
“A large number of search term redirects were set up some time ago on royal.uk,” a palace spokesperson told Yahoo UK. “This was in order to improve user experience. For guidance, you will note that other names preceded by ‘prince’ or ‘princess’ produce the same result.”
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