MEGHAN MARKLE and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have been overwhelmed by speculation that they could both announce baby news next year. However, royal etiquette can prevent the duchesses from becoming pregnant at the same time – here is the reason.
While baby Archie Harrison is only three months old, royal fans can’t wait to add Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to their offspring. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William already have three royal toddlers, but many hope they will have a fourth.
Bookies have recently drastically reduced the chance that both duchesses will announce pregnancies next year.
Meghan Markle, 38, and Kate Middleton, 37, are both tipped to give birth in 2020 with odds of just 3/1.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We are expecting a huge year for the royal family in 2020 with not one but two new additions on the way.”
Prince Harry, 34, recently revealed that he and Meghan Markle were planning to have only two children in a recent interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, a campaign for climate change, for British Vogue Magazine.
The recording was seen as a subtle swipe movement and his big brother who has three children with Kate.
Meghan Markle celebrated her 38th birthday on August 4 and may want another child as soon as possible due to the increase in pregnancy risk with age.
The Duchess of Cambridge is clearly in her element as a mother and is dedicated to her youngest prince Louis at various royal engagements this year.
Kate’s reaction to the news of the birth of Baby Archie was gushing and led many to speculate that she felt fragile about another baby.
Although fans would like to see both duchesses pregnant again, royal etiquette could mean that they will never be pregnant at the same time.
In the royal family, there are countless protocols that must be followed and these can extend to when and how news is shared with the public.
Precisely for this reason, the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, seemed to postpone her engagement with photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
While Princess Margaret’s quest to find true love was a long and burdensome journey, she finally found it in 1960.
When she shared the exciting news with the queen, she was asked to postpone a public announcement.
Queen Elizabeth II was pregnant at that time with Prince Andrew and the royal etiquette would have said that Margaret would wait until the royal baby was born before announcing her engagement.
Prince Andrew was born on February 19, 1960, and Princess Margaret and Antony announced their engagement a week later.
If this etiquette continues to exist around royal announcements, it is possible that Meghan and Kate may have been asked to plan their pregnancies around each other.
As Prince William’s wife, Kate will once become Queen Consort and a higher royal than Meghan.
If Meghan announced a pregnancy at the same time as Kate, Meghan’s could possibly overshadow the possible Kate’s news and disrupt the power structure.