One historian says Meghan is “incredibly powerful” and that the Royal Family should take notice of her influence, if they don’t already.
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton suggests Thomas Markle is trying to heal the rift with his estranged daughter Meghan. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Morton says: "Thomas Markle has been very quiet recently. "He’d been approached by Italian, French and German and other TV channels to talk about his relationship with Meghan, or non-relationship, and he turned them down." PR expert Nick Ede says: "I think Thomas of all them is going to be the one who actually wants to build this bridge and heal that rift. "I think Samantha, on the other hand, is very much about headlines, financial gain, so I don’t think she’s going to go quiet, but I do think Thomas will definitely." Historian Kate Williams adds: "I think you also have to accept the fact that we may not be completely privy to everything that is going on. "We do not know what kind of conversations may or may not have taken place. "Absolutely there is this sense that her father has been a loose cannon in the media, around the time of the marriage. In the last few weeks he has been notably absent from the air waves. "He did, I think, an appropriate statement on the birth, so I think we have to kind of give them the benefit of the doubt for that." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton thinks that one of Princess Diana's siblings could be chosen as a godparent for Meghan and Harry's baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Morton says: "It’s very interesting that Sarah McCorquodale was the reckless one, the wild one, the one who was expelled from school, very much in the kind of Harry mould. "And then Jane, the elder sister was very much the sensible one and she was the one who read a lesson at the wedding you may recall. "So it will be very interesting which Spencer they ask to be a godparent, will they go wild or will they go steady? Historian Anna Whitelock believes that Harry's cousin Zara Tindall and their A-list friends Serena Williams and George Clooney could also be chosen. She says: "I think we’ll see a blend of the celebrity and royalty in the choice of godparents." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
One royal author says: “I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries."
Ahead of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie, there were reports that the couple were looking to hire an American nanny or even a "manny" (a male nanny). Royal author Katie Nicholl says: "I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries." Speaking to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Nicholl adds: "I think there’s every chance that the nanny could be American. "I think it’s probably quite likely that they’re not going to be a Norland nanny. I don’t think that sort of traditionalism, that perhaps we’ve seen with the Cambridges, is the way the Sussexes want to go. "I certainly hear that Harry, not just Meghan, would like to have a more relaxed approach to their parenting, perhaps a bit more modern and progressive in that respect. "So it could be a ‘Manny’ and it certainly could be American, but I don’t expect it will be a Norland nanny. I suspect it will probably be somebody who has been recommended by one of their good friends."
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have finally announced the name of their baby boy, and although he doesn't have a royal title, he does have a last name. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first born is named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and his surname is a nod to his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh wasn’t able to pass his surname to his children. He had hoped that when his wife took the throne, his adopted last name, Mountbatten, would become double-barrelled with Windsor, but that was not agreed to by then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill. But a declaration made by the Queen in Privy Council in 1960, said that male-line descendants of the monarch, without royal styles and titles, shall bear the name Mountbatten-Windsor. So far Harry and Meghan’s child has not been issued a title, so he will carry that last name.
As Baby Sussex made his debut to the world in Windsor on Wednesday, royal correspondent Duncan Larcombe joined PR expert Nick Ede for a special episode of Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.' They discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new arrival and how they decided to do things their way, when it came to announcing the birth of their son. Larcombe offers his thoughts on Harry's relationship with the press and how he needs to be careful not to alienate them. Yahoo UK's royal correspondent Danielle Stacey also reports on the ground from Windsor, where the photo call took place.
The delighted parents presented their new arrival at Windsor castle. For all the latest news, photos and exclusive updates from the British Royal Family as they happen, click here .
The invitation-only event, famed for its A-list celebrities and haute couture gowns, is a benefit for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and also marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit.