For those of you holding onto the dream that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s baby will be known as a prince or princess, it appears like it might be time to give up hope. According to a new report, the parents want Baby Sussex to live as normal a life as possible — and that includes not giving them an official royal title.
“[Meghan] and Harry agree that their children won’t have royal titles,” an insider told Us Weekly, adding that the child will be raised at Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle instead of Kensington Palace a.k.a. in the country versus in the city. “It’s about as much normality as possible,” the source continued, claiming that the kid “will have chores and a job one day.”
Even though Harry, 34, grew up like a typical royal, Meghan, 37, has other hopes for her children. The source noted that she wants them to have a sense of independence instilled in them so that they, too, could change the world one day.
“She wants them to feel like they can grow up to be whomever they want to be,” the source revealed. “Just like her!”
We already knew that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby wouldn’t be known as a prince or princess — all thanks to a royal decree passed more than a century ago — but it sounds like he or she could get a more regular title than we thought. Remember that the unborn kiddo’s grandmother is Queen Elizabeth, though, so nothing is set in stone.
All that said, Meghan has been called a “modernizing force” in the royal family — breaking royal royals from reportedly wanting a direct line of communication with the public to even closing car doors (though that likely won’t be happening again). Guess we’ll have to just wait and see what happens until this bundle of joy arrives!