Why Meghan and Harry won’t seek an official royal role for their baby

The Duke and Duchess will raise their child without a royal title

October 24 2018

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will not be looking for a royal role for their baby, and will follow the lead of other royals such as Princess Anne, who also raised her children without royal titles.

The reason for this is because the down-to-earth couple would prefer a more low-key lifestyle for their future child, according to a report from The Sunday Times.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex want a “relatively normal life” for their baby, says a source close to the royal couple.

“That word ‘normal’ looms very large for Harry and Meghan when it comes to their child’s future,” the source revealed.

Their child will be seventh in line to the throne, and if they did choose to go with titles, their first son would be called The Earl of Dumbarton, and any subsequent sons would be named Lord Mountbatten-Windsor.

If the royal couple have a daughter, she could be called Lady Mountbatten-Windsor.

However, it appears they have decided to do away with titles, to help give their child a more normal lifestyle, as Princess Anne has with her two children, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.

In the past, Prince Harry has talked about the “tricky balancing act” he faced growing up as young royal.

The Duke of Sussex wishes to shield his child from public scrutiny, due to his own experiences following the death of his mother, Princess Diana in 1997, when he was just 12 years old.

Prince Harry has said: “I didn’t want to be in the position I was in.”

Meghan is believed to be around four months pregnant and is expected to give birth in April.