After getting married in May, it's likely that children will soon be on the agenda for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple have spoken both individually and jointly about their love of kids, and their plans to start a family of their own.
But when their inevitably perfect babies arrive, they'll differ somewhat from their cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. And that's not just because they'll be a lot further back in line to the throne than William and Kate's brood.
Despite the fact their fathers are brothers and therefore technically share the royal surname of Mountbatten-Windsor, Meghan and Harry's children will most likely have a different surname to William and Kate's three kids.
As we reported in September, just before Prince George started school, it was confirmed by Kensington Palace that the five-year-old would be known as 'George Cambridge' among his classmates, referencing the fact that his parents are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The decision to use this as his name throughout his education follows the one made by Charles and Diana, who had William and Harry go by the surname 'Wales' (after Charles being the Prince of Wales) at school and beyond. The idea behind this is probably to help royal children to blend in to a normal school environment, because let's face it - having your mates call you HRH Prince George in class would probably get a bit awkward eventually.
While I'm obviously not 'pop round for pizza and Netflix' close with Harry and Meghan, the vibe I get from them is that they're relatively down-to-earth, and so would probably make the same decision when it comes to their own children to give them some element of normality. But because the newlyweds became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their Windsor Castle wedding on May 19, their offspring would therefore most likely go by the surname of 'Sussex' when they go to school.
Well, I personally can't wait for any little future Sussexes that may be running around one day. If that's what they're called.
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