Prince Charles teases not very royal names for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming baby
Prince Charles said that unusual names like Shane and Kylie may possibly make the shortlist, but not Edna and Les
Looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are again going to ride the tide against the usual royal traditions, this time with regards their future child's name!
Prince Charles, Harry's father, recently teased the unusual names that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could choose for the royal baby, and even revealed his personal favorites.
The Prince of Wales spoke for the first time about his son and daughter-in-law's expected firstborn during a visit to Australia House on Thursday and even talked about how Meghan and Harry were given plenty of name suggestions during their royal tour Down Under in October.
With the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker, watching him from the sidelines, Charles addressed the gathering at the central London event: "Incidentally, ladies and gentlemen, my son Harry tells me that during their recent tour of Australia, he and his wife were offered countless thoughtful suggestions for the naming of their forthcoming baby. Just between us, I suspect that Kylie and Shane may possibly make the shortlist."
Charles added: "But ladies and gentlemen I would not hold your breath for Edna or Les." He was referring to comedian Barry Humphries, who was among the guests and is known for his stage and television alter egos of Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson.
If Harry and Meghan indeed opt for a name like Shane or Kylie for their baby, it will be considered a huge break from tradition, since the royal couple is supposed to pick out a strong family name, just like other family members have before them, including Prince William and Kate, who named their children George, Charlotte, and Louis.
Recently, a research with regards to the most popular royal names since Queen Victoria’s reign found that Albert is the most common name for a boy, while Victoria is the most popular girls’ name. But Meghan Markle, who comes from a not so royal background, may have some different ideas for her kids' names.
Previously, it was reported that Prince Charles is very excited to become a grandfather for the fourth time but is quite worried about the kind of world that the child will inherit. He said, "I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon. It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them."
"A good start has been made. The matter of plastic debris in the environment, in particular, the ocean, is now on the agenda. We do, however, need to keep it there as the amount of plastic entering the ocean every year is, unbelievably, set to get worse rather than better. We cannot, indeed must not, allow this situation to continue," Prince Charles shared.