Meghan Markle will have to change her baby’s name if the Queen doesn’t like it, royal historian bizarrely claimsMarch 25, 2019
WITH just weeks to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome their new arrival, many royal fans are wondering what name the couple will choose for Baby Sussex.
While Diana is the current favourite, one royal expert has revealed that whatever the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decide to name their child, it’s likely the Queen’s opinion will be taken into account in an “informal conversation”.
Discussing the birth of Prince Louis last year, royal commentator Kate Williams explained that while it’s the Queen’s decision whether the baby will be given a royal title, the decision regarding the tot’s first name is more relaxed.
However, if Her Maj really isn’t keen, Harry and Meghan would likely take this into account.
“The Queen has the power to say what their title is,” Williams told CNN.
“But in the case of names, it is more of an informal conversation.
“Of course they have such respect for the Queen that if she says ‘I really don’t like that name,’ they’d definitely take that into account.”
The most popular names in the royal family are Albert for a boy and Victoria for a girl – but so far, Harry and Meg have given no clues as to what they’re planning on naming their baby.
While it’s expected Meghan, 37 and Harry, 34, will opt for a traditional name, Diana has been revealed as the favourite, with odds currently standing at 10/1.
Alice has come in at second place with odds of 12/1 followed by Victoria and Alexandra with odds of 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.
It’s believed the loved-up parents-to-be are keeping the baby’s gender a surprise, after a clip of Meghan emerged online in which the royal appeared to reveal she and Harry are waiting to find out whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
However, if the new arrival does turn out to be a boy, punters are placing their bets on Arthur being the name of choice with odds of 12/1.
Edward and James are also a popular choice with odds of 16/1.
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