Kate Middleton could be the reason Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t naming their baby Philippa.
The moniker is currently the bookies favorite for the couple’s unborn daughter.
Harry and Meghan are believed to be considering doing so to honor Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99.
But according to a Royal expert, they might be forced to give in as Kate’s sister is also called Philippa.
The 37-year-old was given the name at birth and at baptism, although she is known as Pippa.
Brittani Barger, assistant editor-in-chief of Royal Central, said the Day star: “I don’t think they’ll name their daughter Philippa because that’s Kate’s sister’s name.
“People may hope they’ll call their daughter that in memory of Philip, but I don’t see it.”
She added, “I think the name they choose is going to be unexpected like Archie was.”
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: “It’s a girl”
Prince Harry and Meghan announced during their interview with Oprah Winfrey that they are expecting a daughter.
The US chat show host asked the couple: “Is it a boy or a girl?”
Meghan, 39, turned to Harry, 36, and smiled as she said, “You can tell her that.”
Then he said, “It’s a girl” when Oprah screeched.
The Duke of Sussex said it was “amazing” to see a little girl on screen during an ultrasound scan.
Now we have our family. There are four of us and our two dogs, it’s great
He added, “Having a child or two would be great, but having a boy and then a girl … what more could you want?
“Now we have our family. There are four of us and our two dogs, it’s great. “
Oprah asked the couple if they were “done,” to which Meghan replied, “It’s two, it’s two.”
The couple, whose son Archie is two years old, has not given a specific due date for their daughter. Instead, they said that she would be born “in summer”.
Do you nod to the Queen?
Harry and Meghan announced their baby news on February 14, 2021 – Valentine’s Day.
Her spokesman said at the time, “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to have their second child.”
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Meanwhile, after the name Philippa came out, sources have said that Harry and Meghan are considering giving the Queen a “lovely nod” with their daughter’s name.
It is believed they might consider naming the Dead Lily because she is similar to Queen Lillibet’s nickname.
An insider said OK!: “It would be a nice nod to the Queen who was known as Lillibet when she was a child, but it was always one of Harry’s favorite names too.”
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