TMZ speculates about a member of the British Royal family becoming President. Since Meghan is an American, her child with Prince Harry is eligible for citizenship once she completes some paperwork — being born abroad, the child’s citizenship won’t be an immediate given. She’s working toward British citizenship herself right now. Meg and Harry have until the kid’s 18th birthday to sign the citizenship documents, meaning he or she could simultaneously be 7th in line for the Throne (as it stands) and eligible to be President of the United States.
Prince Harry is ecstatic to be a dad! He gushed about his newest (future) addition while speaking onstage at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games at the Sydney Opera House. Duchess Meghan beamed at her hubby from the front row, while cradling her tiny baby bump. The royal baby news was announced hours after the newlyweds landed at their first stop—Australia—on their first joint royal tour. Harry, who served in the British Army for 10 years, founded the Invictus Games—an international Paralympic-style sports competition for wounded and ill military personnel and vets—in 2014.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke royal protocol to snap a pic with Meghan’s Mini-Me. The couple, who is in Sydney, Australia on their first royal tour, was greeted by crowds of fans outside the Sydney Opera House. One young fan, in a “Girls Can Do Anything” t-shirt caught Prince Harry’s eye and he called the Duchess over to meet her. Meghan told the fan that she loved her shirt and Harry asked to take photo of them together; a royal no-no. Another fan noted the similarity in their looks and mentioned to Meghan how the little girl looks just like she did when she was younger, Meghan replied, “I was literally just about to say the same thing!” Typically taking photos and signing autographs is frowned upon for the royals, but some rules are meant to be broken.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child may or may not receive a royal title. Harry’s great-great-grandfather, King George V, “limited titles within the royal family in 1917” but the Queen can make exceptions to allow kids to receive His/Her Royal Highness titles.
MEANWHILE—Royal admirers are already making baby name predictions. Diana is clearly a favorite and front-runner, should it be a baby girl. If it is a boy, Alexander is leading the pack. Other names in the running include, Mary, Philip, Charles, Arthur, Edward and Elizabeth. However, Meghan isn’t one to stick to the strict tradition so maybe they will choose a more modern name.
The rumors are true! A royal baby is on the way for Prince Harry, 34, and 37-year-old Meghan Markle. The newlyweds are expecting their little bundle in the spring of 2019. Kensington Palace released a statement about the news: “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made it to Australia, the first spot listed on their royal tour. The couple will also visit Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand from now through the end of the month. According to Kensington Palace, the trip will focus on “youth leadership, and projects being undertaken by young people to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the region.” The Invictus Games will also be a “major focus.” Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 and they will be held this year on October 20-28. It is a special event for the newlyweds, as it was at the Toronto games last year when they made their first public appearance as a couple.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are married! The royal couple exchanged “I Dos” at St. George’s Chapel on Friday; the same place Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, only 5 months ago. The 28-year-old was walked down the aisle by her father, Prince Andrew. The 32-year-old met the Princess eight years ago through mutual friends.
Twitter-verse is convinced Meghan Markle is pregnant…because of a coat. The Duchess showed up to Princess Eugenie’s wedding in a navy-blue Givenchy coat, which she buttoned at the top, “creating a tent-like silhouette that hid her stomach.” Meghan never removed the coat, causing even more of a stir among royal Twitter followers. Speculation about when/if there will be a royal baby has been rampant since Meghan and Prince Harry exchanged “I Do’s”—which is to be expected when the duo can’t seem to keep their hands off one another.
Prince Andrew threw some major shade in Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s direction. During an interview before his daughter, Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday, Prince Andrew said there would be “more guests here today than Harry and Meghan had, but that is the nature of Eugenie and Jack, they have so many friends.” The quote follows many rumors that Prince Andrew’s goal was to make his daughter’s wedding “bigger and better” than Harry and Meghan’s.
Jack Brooksbanks will not receive a royal title when he marries Princess Eugenie. Royal historian, Marlene Eilers Koenig told Hello! Magazine that “Jack will not be getting any title from the Queen.” The reason Meghan Markle obtained the title of Duchess is because of Prince Harry’s higher status in the line of succession and Meghan carries out official duties on behalf of the royal family; this will not be the case for Jack. There was once a rumor that Prince Andrew, Eugenie’s dad, threw a royal fit about his future sons-in-law needing royal titles because if they didn’t, any future grandchildren would be…gasp…commoners, but it has since been denied by Prince Andrew himself.
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams are parents! The Pretty Little Liars actress and Suits actor welcomed a baby girl, according E! News. The couple, who married in December 2016, tried their best to keep the pregnancy a secret, but a baby bump was spotted about two weeks after they attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. This is the first child for both of them.
Prince Harry ran into an old flame while in Amsterdam. Dining at the new SoHo House with Duchess Meghan, the Prince had an awkward run in with “rumored” ex Jenna Coleman. A source told Vanity Fair that Harry and Jenna basically ignored one another, but he did have to walk past her to get to his table with Meghan. Jenna was reportedly dining with boyfriend Tom Hughes. Harry and Tom both pursued Jenna at one time, but she ultimately chose Tom because she felt “she had more in common with a fellow actor”.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are keeping in touch with common folk. The royal pair were spotted leaving a train in Leicester earlier this week. Video of the royal couple holding hands and swarmed by security was posted to Twitter. This is on the heels of Meghan horrifying onlookers by closing her own car door after arriving to an event earlier this week. Royals … they’re just like us!
Meghan Markle “slayed” at her first solo royal appearance–the opening of the Oceania exhibit at the Royal Academy. The Duchess got to view 200 pieces of art from New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and the Kingdom of Tonga; all countries Markle will be visiting with Prince Harry on their upcoming royal tour. While at the event, Markle proved she is just like the rest of us…sort of. The Duchess was seen shutting her own car door! This seems like a totally normal thing to do right? Not for the wife of a Prince. A person opened the door for Markle to exit the vehicle and before that same person could shut the door behind her, the Duchess did the deed herself. Proving her royal status has not gone to her head…yet.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle jet-setted off to Amsterdam. The newlyweds snuck away to attend the opening of SoHo House’s newest location. A source told Us Weekly that the couple “were smiling and looking very happy with each other, very much in love”. The Prince and Duchess are very good friends with SoHo House consultant Markus Anderson. In fact, Anderson was the one who set the two up on that infamous blind date last year. Other celebs who attended the event, included Eddie Redmayne, Stanley Tucci and Jenna Coleman.