Meghan Markle has already picked a gift for her future royal baby
The Duchess of Sussex is certainly prepared for what she wants to hand down to her child. It's an item which holds special significance in her life, from when she was a TV star.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot on May 19 and even before the couple said their 'I dos' people had only one question- how long until the couple announces that they are expecting? Even though it may seem like having kids is not on either of their minds at the moment, the Duchess of Sussex has picked up a special gift which she would like to pass it on to her child one day.
In an interview which Meghan gave to Hello! Canada in 2015, the former actress revealed that she had a special gift picked out for her future kid. "When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version [of the Cartier French Tank watch]," she said at that time. "I had it engraved on the back, 'To M.M. From M.M.' And I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them."
The watch that Meghan talks about starts at $5,500 but what makes it special is the story behind it. Even before the couple got married they had been open about starting a family one day. In 2017, talking to Newsweek, Harry voiced his opinion about having a family one day and how he would like for them to like a simple yet happy life. "Thank goodness I'm not completely cut off from reality... I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one, too," he said at that time.
However, even if Harry and Meghan do have kids, they will not have the royal titles, unlike their cousins. According to Popsugar, the rules laid down by the British royal states that the title of "prince," "princess," and "his/her royal highness" are reserved for children or grandchildren of the monarch. One reason that makes Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis an exception is the fact that their father is next in line to the throne after Prince Charles.
While one would think that there is a long wait for Prince William to become the king, things do have their own way of changing course. There is a possibility for Prince Charles to say that he does not want to take the responsibility of running the Commonwealth and if it does happen, the throne will be taken by Prince William. Meanwhile, for Prince Harry and Meghan's kids, it would be possible to receive the royal titles if they are born after Prince Charles takes the throne.
Prior to Princess Charlotte's birth, the royal family decided to change their longstanding rule. Under the Act of Settlement of 1701, all brothers would be allowed to jump ahead of their sisters in the line of succession, according to PopSugar. However, Queen Elizabeth wanted to break the rules. There is a possibility she will do the same when Prince Harry and Meghan are about to welcome their kid.