As mentioned earlier, there are a number of rules when it comes to the British royal family and what they can and can’t really do.
Harry and Meghan recently announced they were expecting and so, there is a lot of attention surrounding them at present.
According to Kensington Palace, the due date is Spring 2019 and of course, people are trying to work out the Duchess of Sussex’s exact due date.
Some are even convinced that she’s given away a major clue.
Attention has turned to baby names. And what the royal couple will decide to call their little one with many wondering if they will opt for a traditional name.
Also read: Royal Baby Update: This Is What Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Baby Will Be Like.
According to the royal tradition, those in direct succession to the throne are expected to follow a certain protocol such as choosing names of royal ancestors for their children.
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This was the case with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate naming their first child George. Although, there isn’t as much pressure on Harry and Meghan to do the same.
However, there is one rule that they do have to follow.
And it’s to do with the timing of sharing their first born’s name with the world. It is essential that Her Majesty is told of the news first.
The tradition also dictates that the royal couple wait a few days after the baby’s birth before publicly announcing his/her official name.
According to a royal commentator, Victoria Arbiter, this is linked to two reasons:-
This actually allows for a little time. As a family to celebrate the new addition, but also this type of waiting period is there so that they can be sure that the name they have picked is the right one.
Chatting to Town & Country, Arbiter explained:-
“Royals, however, also have to consider the great responsibility in naming a new member of their family. And I expect they want to be a hundred percent certain of their choice before announcing the name and sealing the baby’s place in history”.