It seems that Prince Harry is following in his older brother footsteps, and an example set by by modern dads everywhere, and will be taking a break from his royal duties when his wife Meghan Markle gives birth to their first child sometime in April.
Queen Elizabeth II’s former press spokesman Dickie Arbiter told Us Weekly that Harry is keen to spend time with his newborn and though this wasn’t always the case back in the day when it came to the role of the father, Prince William took paternity leave when his kids were born and Arbiter says that Harry is likely to follow suit.
“It’s a modern thing,” Arbiter was quoted as saying. “Prince William did it for his children and Harry’s going to do it for his, when his child is born. I mean, the older generation didn’t do it. The older generation just got on with it. But it’s a new thing. People do it, William did it and Harry is going to do it.”
All eyes will be on the expectant couple and their new bundle, whose gender it seems the parents do know but are keeping to themselves. The general consensus is that Meghan is having a little girl and the odds-on favourite name seems to be Diana.
Excitement is building for Baby Sussex and Markle is apparently planning baby shower #2, this time around a smaller affair across the pond with her mom Doria Ragland and Victoria Beckham in attendance.