Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name their daughter Diana? Baby due on June 10

Sources close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they are considering naming their daughter after the late Duke, the Queen or Princess Diana

                            Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name their daughter Diana? Baby due on June 10
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter is due on June 10 (Dominic Lipinski/ Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby daughter is expected to be born next Thursday, June 10, on what would be Prince Philip's hundredth birthday. According to The Sun, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have narrowed down probable names for their daughter and one of them is after Princess Diana.

Meghan and Harry announced the gender of the baby during their much talked about interview with Oprah Winfrey. In May, Meghan said on VAX Live, “My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter,” and added, “It’s a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world. When we think of her, we think of all the other families around the globe who must be given the ability and support to lead us forward."


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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019, in Windsor, England (Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Will Harry and Meghan name their daughter Diana?

Harry and Meghan have expressed interest in different names, says various reports. In 2019 before the birth of their first child Archie, Meghan shared that she liked the name 'Amy'. During a special interview with seven-year-old Megan Dudley, the Duchess of Sussex called the name pretty. Dudley told People, “I asked her whether she would call her baby Amy if she has a girl, and she said, ‘That's a really pretty name, I like it. We'll have to think about it.’”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020, in London, England (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

According to The Sun, sources close to the royal couple have revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are considering naming their daughter after the late Duke, the Queen or Princess Diana. Royal insiders have claimed that the couple can also name their daughter after Harry's late grandfather, or Lily after his grandmother — Queen Elizabeth II. The source said, "The baby is due on Philip's birthday and it would be so special if she came then," adding, "That, and naming her Pip, would be a lovely way to pay tribute to Philip."

"Harry has been discussing the due date and possible names with his close pals and they're talking about it quite openly now it's getting close," the source explained. Among the possible names, Diana so far has the most support. According to the bookies, Diana has been an instant favorite for the baby's name at 4-1 odds. The royal couple known to carve their own path may not be taking any traditional route with the names, as a source suggested that Lily or Pip "aren't exactly traditional royal names".

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, depart from Birkenhead Town Hall on January 14, 2019, in Birkenhead, England (Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)

Earlier, it was reported that the couple had decided not to hold a large baby shower citing that the resource can be used for 'better purpose'. A source said, “Meghan doesn’t feel a big baby shower with gifts is appropriate right now. There is too much strife in the world. She and Harry have been so involved with humanitarian issues, they both feel their time and resources can be used for a better purpose.”

Another recent report has added that the royal couple might have been 'demoted' in the royal website. Earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex used to appear right below Prince William and Kate Middleton but are now appearing below Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, along with the Princess Royal and the Duke of York on the official website.

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