Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Future Kids Will Most Likely Have This Last Name

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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Future Kids Will Most Likely Have This Last Name

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been married a mere two and a half months, but already people are speculating about their future children. (That’s what happens when you’re royalty and a ridiculously cute couple, I ‘spose.) To be fair, there’s just so much to consider: What will those little munchkins look like? Will they be redheads? What will their names be? Come to think of it, do royal people even have last names?

Most of those questions will remain unanswered for the foreseeable future, but we do have a clue as to that last name situation. Technically, every member of the British royal family has the last name Mountbatten-Windsor — say that three times fast! — but royal protocol allows for some individual choice and creativity when it comes to last names used in practice.

For example, Princes Harry and William went by “Harry Wales” and “William Wales” (respectively) as students because their father, Charles, is the Prince of Wales. (And perhaps because “Wales” flows a lot better than “Mountbatten-Windsor.”)

So, will Meghan’s future child will be named Baby Wales? Actually, no: They’ll likely go by yet another name.

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The last names of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children give us a clue.

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Kate and William’s oldest son, Prince George, started school last September.

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That’s when Kensington Palace announced that he would be known as George Cambridge.

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The name “Cambridge,” of course, comes from William and Kates’ territorial titles: William is the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate is the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Spot the trend yet?

If William was William Wales, and his son is George Cambridge, well…

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That means Prince Harry’s children will probably have the last name “Sussex.”

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That’s because Harry and Meghan are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, respectively.

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No one has confirmed this tidbit yet — there is no actual baby on the horizon, after all.

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And until the baby is old enough to go to school, they’ll just go by Prince or Princess [name].

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But the territorial last name does seem to be a royal tradition.

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And the royal family is all about their traditions, as everyone knows.

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Baby Sussex is probably a pretty good guess, then.

Until Meghan and Harry decide it’s time to become a party of three, they’ll continue to travel the world as royal ambassadors.

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They’ve been doing just that since their marriage in May, going everywhere from South Africa to Australia.

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While news of another royal baby would be beyond exciting, we’re glad to see both Meghan and Harry thriving as both a married couple and as royals!

Source: littlethings com

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