Their baby girl is expected in the summertime and as such, speculation is arising as to what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will call their daughter.
One name is currently a frontrunner when it comes to gambling odds, with UK betting site Ladbrokes announcing Philippa is now the most current forecast following Prince Philip’s passing last month.
Supporters think the Duke of Sussex, 36, will pay tribute to his dead grandpa and include a variation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s name in his daughter’s name.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said that Royal enthusiasts are increasingly confident that Harry and Meghan will name their daughter Philippa, and that they’ve been forced to cut the odds accordingly as it’s the only name punters are backing right now.
She added that it certainly wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Diana was used, although it seems more likely it will be a middle name. Elizabeth is also proving a popular bet, with royalists thinking it could be an olive branch from the couple to Her Majesty.
If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, they wouldn’t be the first royal couple to do so. Prince Philip’s granddaughters Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall both paid tribute to their beloved grandpa by naming their newborn sons after him.
But in a sad turn of events, the Duke of Edinburgh never had the opportunity to meet the two great-grandsons who were named in his honour.
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who married in October 2018, called their first baby, a boy born in February August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. A month later her cousin Zara Tindall and her husband Mike welcomed a son, Lucas Philip Tindall.
Due to lockdown restrictions, it’s believed that Eugenie and Zara never had the chance to introduce their newborn sons to their grandfather before his passing on April 9 at the age of 99.
Meghan and Harry announced during their bombshell on the Oprah Winfrey interview in March that their second child was a girl and was expected to be born in the summertime.
Prince Harry joined his wife for the second half of the much-anticipated interview on CBS to share the news, eagerly telling the chat show hostess that it was a girl.
But would this not be the final slap in the face for the Royal family? But anything for a headline, and there’s a pretty sure bet from the bookies that Diana Philipa Elizabeth is on the cards, but then perhaps we’re all wrong and it will be some pretty obscure name because when their son was born, I don’t think many people were expecting them to come up with the name Archie, but whatever their daughter is named, it will be so named to accumulate as much publicity as possible.
Perhaps they’ll call their daughter Harrietta. Everyone is so hell-bent that the child will be named after one of the Royal family or even Meghan, but maybe they will name her after Harry, and it’s immaterial what middle names they give her, they’re never normally used much anyhow.
Whatever they call their daughter, I’m sure it will be perfect, for them, because what does it matter what the populace think, it’s not their child, and they don’t have to bring it up, and at the end of the day, it’s pure and utter guesswork and a way for the bookies to make money.