Meghan Markle and Harry's baby girl could share her birthday with grandmother Princess Diana on July 1
Princess Diana, mother to both Harry and William, would have turned 60 this year
Fans of Harry and Meghan Markle are well aware that the couple is preparing to welcome their baby daughter in the summer of 2021. Rumor has it that the child will be named after Princess Diana. Now, it is being speculated that it's possible that Meghan will give birth on the late princess's birthday, on July 1.
Harry and Meghan announced they were pregnant on Valentine's Day. Last week, paparazzi snaps showed the Duchess of Sussex with a very significant bump. It's worth noting that Meghan said she wasn't cleared by her doctors to fly to the UK to attend Prince Philip's funeral earlier this month.
Many believe Meghan was much further along than three months when she first announced her pregnancy in February 2021, which could place her due date at any time between mid-June to early July, as noted by Hello! magazine.
Princess Diana, her late mother-in-law, was born on July 1, 1961. Diana, mother to both Harry and William, would have turned 60 this year.
Meghan and Harry welcomed their son Archie into the world on May 6, 2019, although her original due date was April 28, 2019, according to the royal biography titled 'Finding Freedom'. Considering, Hello! Magazine noted that if Meghan is "due in mid-June and her baby arrives a few days late again, the little girl could be born on her late grandmother's birthday."
The Sussexes revealed the sex of their baby during their tell-all CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying their daughter was due in the summer. The joyful news came in the wake of Meghan's harsh confessions about the royal family and her struggle after she experienced a miscarriage.
Smiling and holding hands, the couple looked happy as they confessed the gender and said they are excited and "extremely grateful" for the pregnancy. "What more could you ask for?" Harry had said at the time.
"We can't wait for the big day, sometime this summer," Oprah told the couple as she wrapped the interview. The Sussexes also confirmed they would not be having any more children after their daughter is born.
It's important to note that the couple has remained tight-lipped about any baby names, but it's likely that they'll pay tribute to Princess Diana. According to the magazine, they may even choose to give their daughter the middle name Diana, much like William and Kate did while naming their second child, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
At the same time, it is also possible that Harry chooses to include Elizabeth as one of his daughter's names, considering how close he is to his grandmother, the Queen. Harry and Meghan could also simply choose to have one middle name for their daughter.
Archie's full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Harrison literally means son of Harry, while Mountbatten-Windsor is the surname given to Prince Charles' grandchildren.
"Unless The Prince of Wales chooses to alter the present decisions when he becomes king, he will continue to be of the House of Windsor and his grandchildren will use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor," according to the royal family's website.