Well, that didn’t take long. It has only been a couple of weeks since Prince Harry married actress Meghan Markle in a wedding watched by more than two billion people, and now we are already talking about a baby. The newlyweds haven’t even gone on a honeymoon yet, but could they already be trying to start their family?
Just three days after the wedding of a lifetime, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared at their first official event, but a royal insider says that the couple has sea, sun, and babies on their mind. They do plan on going on a honeymoon soon, but the palace is keeping the location a secret. However, according to an US Weekly source, both the Duke and Duchess want to be somewhere hot and sunny for a couple of weeks. And, since they tied the knot, their desire to start a family has only grown.
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Both Meghan and Harry have commented publicly that having children is a priority, and sources say that they are going to try as soon as possible.
“They both can’t wait to start a family,” says an insider. “Harry and Meghan won’t rush into anything. They have a lot on their plate right now. But they both think that when the moment feels right, that will be the time to go for it. They’ll make fantastic parents.”
In the meantime, the couple is focusing on their living situation. Since the Duchess moved to London, she and her Prince have shared Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace. But, this is just a starter home, and an inside source says they can’t see them being there beyond next summer. But, it is perfect right now.
The newlyweds have also signed a two-year lease on a $5.4 million home in the Cotswolds within the Great Tew Estate, just 90 minutes outside of London. Having a rental in that location was something the Duke and Duchess had discussed for a while because they loved the idea of having a place to escape.
The house is located on the same 4,000-acre property as David and Victoria Beckham’s country getaway, and the Duchess plans to use the home as a place for her guests to visit the couple privately.
And, it would also be a great place to bring a new baby, when the time comes. Markle is ready to have it all – a life as a committed philanthropist, wife, and mother – and her mom, Doria Ragland, completely supports her plan.
Another source says that Ragland expects to be a grandma by this time next year, and she is excited for her daughter to have a baby. Fans are also ready for another royal baby, and a new addition will definitely be exciting. But, if Harry and Meghan have a daughter, she will be less well off than a son.
According to the UK’s strict laws, women can’t inherit peerages, so the three titles that the Queen awarded Harry and Meghan will only be passed to their sons. On their wedding day, Queen Elizabeth made the couple the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton, and Baron and Baroness Kilkeel.
If Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have daughters, they will only receive the honorary title of lady or princess.