A royal expert has revealed that the due date of Prince Harry and Meghan’s second child coincides with what would have been the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday. Photo / Getty Images
Royal sources have apparently let slip the due date of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second child – and the date falls on what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
The Sun reports Harry and Meghan’s daughter is expected to be born this Thursday, June 10.
That date will no doubt feel bittersweet for the royal family, should the news be true.
The US source claims the Sussexes may even be eyeing up the name Pip in honour of the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died at home in April aged 99.
The couple are also thought to be considering Lily, after the Queen’s family nickname Lilibet.
The source shared: “The baby is due on Philip’s birthday and it would be so special if she came then.
“That, and naming her Pip, would be a lovely way to pay tribute to Philip.
“Harry has been discussing the due date and possible names with his close pals and they’re talking about it quite openly now it’s getting close.”
It is also speculated the couple could name their second child Diana, in a nod to Harry’s late mother, who died in 1997.
But the source claims: “They’ve been talking about Lily and Pip. They’re not exactly traditional royal names, but these two aren’t exactly a traditional royal couple.”
Meghan is apparently planning to have a peaceful home birth in Montecito, California.
The new baby is set to be a little sister to brother Archie, who turned 2 on May 6.