Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce They’re Expecting a Baby Girl

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As Meghan and Harry reveal they’re having a girl, these are the names

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently announced the happy news that they are expecting their second child together, and little Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is going to be a big brother.

During their groundbreaking interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on CBS on Sunday 7th March in the US (and will be repeated on Monday 8th March at 9pm on ITV), the couple announced they are expected a baby girl this summer.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a beautiful black and white photo, as Meghan lay on Harry’s lap and cradled her baby bump. At the time, a spokesperson for the couple said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

 

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Since the news broke the bookies have been hard at work coming up with the monikers they think Harry and Meghan will pick for their second baby’s name. Betvictor has predicted that the most likely name will be Diana for a girl.

The top picks for girl names are:
Diana (8/1), Grace (10/1), Isabella (12/1), Alice (14/1).

There’s also a chance that the child may be named Doria (50/1) or Celia (50/1) after Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Harry’s godmother who passed away last year, Lady Celia Vestey.

Before the gender reveal, the bookies also took a look at popular names for a boy.

The top picks for boy names are:

Thomas (11/1), Arthur (12/1), Albert 14/1, Phillip (20/1).

These name predictions are largely traditional Royal British names or family names, however Harry and Meghan could very well continue to subvert expectations and choose a new name as they have done with Archie Harrison.

Read More: Princess Eugenie Shares Son’s Adorable Name

Here’s Everything we Know so far About Harry and Meghan’s Second Baby…

Is Meghan having a boy or a girl?

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The Duke and Duchess confirmed they are expecting a baby girl during their interview with Oprah. Credit: CBS

Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby girl. Thought to have given the first ‘royal gender reveal’, the couple announced they are having a girl in their ‘bombshell’ CBS television interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday 7th March.

When is Harry and Meghan’s baby due?

In the same TV interview, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their second baby is due in “summer 2021.”

However, if we look back at the timings during Meghan’s pregnancy with Archie, the couple shared the news at about three months. If this is the case, second time around baby number two may be due in August or early September 2021.

Will Harry and Meghan’s second baby have a royal title?

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It’s certainly no secret that Harry and Meghan have moved to the US and stepped away from royal life. Even though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second baby will be eighth in line to the thrown, it’s unlikely that the he or she will grow up as a working member of the royal family.

Similarly, as Harry and Meghan chose not to give Archie and official title (he could have become Earl of Dumbarton or been known as Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor) it’s thought the couple will steer away from official titles for their second born, too.

Where will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby be born?

Since they relocated to Canada in January 2020 and their subsequent move to Los Angeles, it’s increasingly likely that Harry and Meghan’s second baby will be born in the U.S or somewhere in North America.

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