• Royal baby: 8 of the most unusual traditions as Meghan Markle set to give birth
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    Royal baby: 8 of the most unusual traditions as Meghan Markle set to give birth

    In October 2018, Kensington Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were expecting their first child, due in spring 2019. Following the birth of a child, common practice may dictate new parents to post the first picture of their child on social media or start perfecting the art of fitting a baby seat in the car. Both medical professionals helped deliver the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children, Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

  • Royal baby is definitely a girl, if the bookies are to be believed
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    Royal baby is definitely a girl, if the bookies are to be believed

    Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn't stopped everyone from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child.If the bookmakers are to be believed, it's definitely a girl - and Diana may well be one of her many names.The William Hill agency closed the betting on the baby's gender a few days ago after an "avalanche" of bets poured in from people convinced the royal couple is having a girl."The secret's out, as far as we're concerned," firm spokesman Rupert Adams said. "It could be because someone somewhere has seen the scan, or someone has heard something."While Adams acknowledged there's always a chance the surge was based on nothing, he said average betting patterns over the years suggest there's usually some truth in rumours.So far, Diana is topping the bookmakers' list as a front-running name - William Hill has put the odds at 4/1. Victoria, Alice, Grace and Elizabeth are close behind, while Albert, Arthur and James are popular guesses for a boy."A ridiculous number - 80% of bets taken - are for the name Diana," Adams said. He said he personally doubts Harry would choose a name that so directly evokes his iconic mother's tragic death in 1997 but added: "There's every chance of it being a middle name."Carolyn Harris, a royal historian who teaches at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies, agrees that Diana could be a middle name. That's what Harry's brother, Prince William, and his wife Kate did for their daughter, Princess Charlotte (the 3-year-old's full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana)."The choice of Diana as a first name would place a lot of pressure on the royal baby, as the press would constantly compare her to her famous grandmother," she said.Harris believes Harry and Meghan may adopt a similar approach to the naming of other recently born royal children lower down the line of succession: Choosing a moniker that's traditional, but one that doesn't frequently appear within the royal family.She also thinks a possible middle name could be Ruth - after one of Meghan's great-grandmothers, as well as Diana's maternal grandmother, Lady Ruth Fermoy.Some observers speculate that Meghan, who has long spoken out about women's rights, could go for a name that evokes strong women in history - a theory Harris thinks has substance."A name associated with prominent female historical figures in Britain and/or the United States is certainly a possibility," she said. Eleanor, for one, could honour both Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England in the 12th century.Harry and Meghan haven't announced the baby's gender or the due date, which is widely believed to be sometime in late April.The pair declared Thursday they are keeping the birth private and won't be sharing news about the baby's arrival until they've told family and friends. That has led many to jump to the conclusion that they are planning a home birth at their new residence, Frogmore Cottage, close to Windsor Castle outside of London.【ギャラリー】Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Commonwealth Day 201919Home birth or not, the scenario will be quite different from the media circus that lasted for days outside the London hospital where their sister-in-law Kate's three children were born. That will significantly dampen the name and gender betting frenzy, according to William Hill, which reported taking "hundreds of bets a minute" every time palace officials announced that Kate had gone into labour.Whatever name they choose, the new baby will not automatically have the official title of prince or princess. Those titles were given to all three children of William, the eldest son of Prince Charles, heir to the throne.Instead, Harry and Meghan's baby is expected to be styled the Earl of Dumbarton if a boy and Lady Mountbatten-Windsor if a girl. That said, the child's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, could change that if she wants the baby to be a prince or princess.Harry's first child will be seventh in line for the throne, bumping down Harry's uncle, Prince Andrew.Some punters have been having a laugh with their royal baby bets. Ladbrokes reported that 2 pounds ($2.60) have been staked on the name Brexit - with odds of 500/1. The name Donald is at 250/1. Meghan, as any reader of tabloids knows, is no fan of the current U.S. president.One thing betting agencies are not seeing: lots of money being placed on quirky, New Age or celebrity-driven, unique monikers."Harry is a traditional guy at heart, we think he would like a relatively traditional but not absolutely turgid royal name," Adams said."(Meghan) would like to convey herself as regal - we feel she would not go with a weird name like 'Sunshine,'" he added.

  • Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, latest news on names and gender predictions
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    Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, latest news on names and gender predictions

    The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.

  • How to have a home birth like Meghan Markle is rumoured to want
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    How to have a home birth like Meghan Markle is rumoured to want

    1 in 50 women have a home birth.

  • How to raise a vegan baby, like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may do
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    How to raise a vegan baby, like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may do

    Meghan and Harry are rumoured to want to raise their baby as a vegan.

  • Royal photographer says a post-birth picture with Meghan, Harry and their baby is "unlikely"
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    Royal photographer says a post-birth picture with Meghan, Harry and their baby is "unlikely"

    He predicts how he thinks the royal couple will reveal their newborn to the world instead.

  • Meghan Markle's friendship group: A guide to who’s who in the Duchess of Sussex’s inner circle
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    Meghan Markle's friendship group: A guide to who’s who in the Duchess of Sussex’s inner circle

    Meghan Markle's friendship group gives new definition to the term power squad. From her old college mate to A-list pals, Markle's friendships span the worlds of Hollywood, sport and politics. As her star-studded New York baby shower proved, the Duchess of Sussex's faithful inner circle features Amal Clooney, Gayle King and her old tennis pro pal Serena Williams.

  • Harry and Meghan's unborn baby has already broken a royal record
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    Harry and Meghan's unborn baby has already broken a royal record

    More bets have been placed on baby Sussex than any other royal tot in history.

  • 97 toys, 118 books and 10 blankets: Harry and Meghan's baby gifts revealed
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    97 toys, 118 books and 10 blankets: Harry and Meghan's baby gifts revealed

    With 97 soft toys and 118 books in total, the parents-to-be are certainly well prepared.

  • Introducing Heckfield Place, Harry and Meghan's reported babymoon destination
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    Introducing Heckfield Place, Harry and Meghan's reported babymoon destination

    The soon-to-be parents reportedly enjoyed a luxurious getaway.

  • Meet the former Vogue editor behind the Duchess of Cambridge's new wardrobe
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    Meet the former Vogue editor behind the Duchess of Cambridge's new wardrobe

    From revamped outfits to a whole new accessory game, who's behind the Duchess of Cambridge's new wardrobe?

  • Meghan and Harry's Instagram breaks world record with 2 million followers overnight
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    Meghan and Harry's Instagram breaks world record with 2 million followers overnight

    The royal pair can add record-breaking to their list of achievements.

  • Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, possible names, and all the latest news
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    Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, possible names, and all the latest news

    The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.

  • Meghan Markle got a shady mention at her ex-husband Trever Engelson's stag do
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    Meghan Markle got a shady mention at her ex-husband Trever Engelson's stag do

    The couple were previously married for two years.

  • This is the gift Meghan Markle will give the royal baby if it’s a girl
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    This is the gift Meghan Markle will give the royal baby if it’s a girl

    With the royal baby due at the end of April, the Duchess of Sussex is officially on maternity leave – and the Duchess already has a gift in mind if Baby Sussex is a girl. In a 2015 interview with Hello magazine – a year before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry – she revealed the gift she would give her future daughter. When asked if she owned any jewellery with a special meaning, Meghan replied: “I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch.

  • Where Will Meghan Markle Give Birth? What We Know About Royal Births (And Where They Happen)
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    Where Will Meghan Markle Give Birth? What We Know About Royal Births (And Where They Happen)

    Princes and princesses were traditionally born in royal residences - as avidviewers of The Crown will know

  • Here's how long Meghan Markle plans to take off for maternity leave
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    Here's how long Meghan Markle plans to take off for maternity leave

    The Duchess is already planning events to mark her return to work later in the year.

  • Meghan Markle Is Apparently Going To Make Her Own Baby Food
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    Meghan Markle Is Apparently Going To Make Her Own Baby Food

    'It’s going to be clean living for this baby.'

  • Yahoo UK speaks to royal author Anna Pasternak
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    Yahoo UK speaks to royal author Anna Pasternak

    Meghan Markle needs to be careful to avoid the spotlight in order to succeed, according to royal author Anna Pasternak. Pasternak, author of 'Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor' and the biographer who broke Princess Diana's affair with James Hewitt, also reveals her thoughts about Meghan's baby shower and admits she suspects Harry and Meghan's won't last, in this interview as part of 'The Royal Box'. Watch the full episode 18 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘  here .

  • Holly Willoughby takes royal style notes from Meghan Markle in high street outfit
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    Holly Willoughby takes royal style notes from Meghan Markle in high street outfit

    The Queen of morning television sought inspiration from the Duchess of Sussex.

  • The Meghan Markle approved hair trick designed to make you look younger
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    Danielle Fowler

    The Meghan Markle approved hair trick designed to make you look younger

    There's more to the royal's go-to messy bun than you think.