As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to become parents for the first time, there is no doubt that the couple brush on all the royal protocols that they must follow after the birth.
But Dug and Duges Sussex have good news – the parents who expect will be much less limited about what names they can choose to their child.
Although there is an illegal rule that those who are in accordance with the order must pass a name after the kings or other royal ancestors, & # 39 Those who are not in direct succession get much more freedom.
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, a perfect example, made the royal equivalent to naming their daughters Blanket and Apple by choosing the names of Beatrice and Eugenie.
"The distance down the line of succession, the more likely you will have a more unique or diverse name," said Raising Royalty, author of 1000 Royal Years of Life, Carolyn Harris, at Vogue Australia.
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"We see, from the variety of names among the descendants of the Queen, that the Queen appears ready to allow the descendants to choose their own names."
However, there is still one tradition to Fechan and Harry is expected to follow – wait several days to release their baby's name in public so they can tell Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family first.
According to the royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, the reasons for this is that they can celebrate their new arrival in private and check the name is appropriate.