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The One Perk Prince William's Children Have That Prince Harry's Won't

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Although it's months away until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's newborn makes their arrival, the world is enthralled with every emerging detail.  

We've seen the first glimpse of Meghan's baby bump during her and Prince Harry's 16-day tour to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, and heard the former Suits actress' estranged family comment on the newest addition to the Markle clan.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Fiji
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle landing in Fiji.Kensington Palace/Instagram

"I was sitting in line waiting to cross the border when I heard the baby announcement on the car radio," said Thomas Markle, who hasn't talked to his daughter since May. "The first thing I thought about was holding Meghan in my arms as a newborn 37 years ago."

"I thought, 'My baby is having a baby.' It was a very proud moment."

"I was filled with love, joy and happiness for both my beautiful daughter and my son-in-law. A new baby is a blessing and I look forward to seeing a little Meghan or a little Harry."

But after we learned of the family's positive reactions, the public shifted their speculation to the name of Harry and Meghan's impending bundle of joy.

"We’ve been given a long list of names from everyone."

Following the announcement of the next royal baby, hoards of people have weighed in on what they think the royal couple will name their baby, with British bookies already making bets on what the child will be called.

The most popular option for a girl being Victoria, according to bookmaker William Hill, with the names Alice and Elizabeth trailing not too far behind.

For a boy, Ladbrooks suggest either the monikers Albert and Arthur will come out on top, while William Hill has Alexander coming in first.

It's said the names of the baby's paternal grandparents, Charles and Diana, are also in the running.

However, no decisions have been made as the Duchess of Sussex reportedly told a group of well-wishers in Melbourne, Australia that she and Harry have yet to even think of a name.

"We’ve been given a long list of names from everyone, we’re going to sit down and have a look at them," Meghan said during her tour stop.

Prince Harry and Meghan speaking to well-wishers in Melbourne, Australia
Prince Harry and Meghan speaking to well-wishers in Melbourne, Australia. Kensington Palace/Instagram

But unlike Prince William's children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, six months, Harry and Meghan's kids won't be given the same royal title.

"That word ‘normal’ looms very large for Harry and Meghan."

Although the future royal will still be given a regal name, don't expect them to have the title Prince or Princess in front of it.

An insider told The Sunday Times that the parents-to-be want to give their child as normal of a life as possible.

Patriot of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip with their grandchildren, Prince William, Prince Harry, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.
Christmas card of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip with their grandchildren, Prince William, Prince Harry, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.Archives New Zealand/Wikimedia Commons

"That word ‘normal’ looms very large for Harry and Meghan when it comes to their child’s future," the source told the publication, adding that they're considering going on the same route as Princess Anne did, who gave her children the commoner names Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.

However, if Harry and Meghan decide to give their children titles after all, they still won't be named a prince or princess unless the Queen intervenes.

Should they welcome a son, he will inherit the Duke of Sussex's lesser title, the Earl of Dumbarton, while their daughter would be known as Lady Mountbatten-Windsor.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meeting guests at the Queen's Young Leaders event at Buckingham Palace.Kensington Palace/Instagram

Any subsequent sons Harry and Meghan would have will be called Lord Mounbatten-Windsor.

[H/T: Express, PEOPLE]

What do you think Harry and Meghan will name their child? Let us know in the comments!

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