Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have to follow this royal baby name tradition 3 years ago

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have to follow this royal baby name tradition

Members of the royal family have to follow this baby name tradition.

As discussed previously, there are a number of rules when it comes to the royal family and what they can and can't do.

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Two weeks ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were expecting their first child and there is a lot of attention surrounding the royal couple at present.

According to Kensington Palace, the due date is Spring 2019 and of course, people are trying to work out Meghan's exact due date, some are convinced that she's given away a major clue.

Attention has turned to baby names and what they will decide to call their little one with many wondering if they will opt for a traditional moniker.

Apparently, 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 naming their first child George but 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 the baby's name with the world.

It is essential that the Queen is told of the news first and tradition dictates that the couple wait a few days after the baby's birth before publicly announcing the official name.

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According to royal commentator, Victoria Arbiter, this is linked to two reasons.

This 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 the 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."

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