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Brighton Journal | 21st November 2019

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What to expect when you’re expecting Sussex’s first Royal Baby!

What to expect when you’re expecting Sussex’s first Royal Baby!
Hannah Midgley

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce they are expecting their first child due in the Spring next year.


Kensington Palace shared the news on Twitter earlier today, stating “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 news with the public.”


In light of their recent visit to Brighton, where they visited Pavilion Gardens and local charity for sexual assault victims, the news will come of great excitement to the many Brighton visitors who flocked to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple last month.


It is estimated a record breaking 18 million viewers watched the pair get married earlier this year, with over 150 thousand people ‘liking’ their happy news on Twitter since it was shared this morning.


The Royal Couple as shared by @KensingtonRoyal on Twitter this morning.


Sussex’s first Royal baby expected to defy traditional name expectations


The Royal baby will become The Earl of Dumbarton if it’s a baby boy, or Lady Mountbatten-Windsor if she is a girl. However, it is expected the child will take the surname ‘Sussex’, becoming the first Royal to be born into the Sussex name.


Harry and Meghan’s child will not, however, be in immediate line to the throne. The baby will be seventh in line to become King or Queen, meaning the Royal couple have more freedom with their choice of first name.


It is unclear whether the newlyweds will choose a more traditional name for their child, such as Mary, or Elizabeth for a girl, or Charles or James for a boy.


The couple may wish to devote a legacy to the late Princess Diana, or pay tribute to Markle’s mother, Doria, by naming their child after either woman.


What do you think the Royal Baby will be called? Leave a comment on our Facebook post or on the article below!

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