Harry and Meghan’s baby is due on Philip’s 100th birthday
The newborn is expected to arrive on June 10, the same day the late Duke of Edinburgh would have turned 100.
Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their second child on Valentine’s Day and confirmed to Oprah Winfrey that she would be a girl.
When asked during the interview when their baby girl was due, the couple said: “Over the summer”.
But a source confirmed to The Sun that the Sussex’s have been given next Thursday as their second child’s arrival date.
The Sun also reported the couple is considering naming their child “Pip” in honour of Philip, who died in April.
They said: “The baby is due on Philip’s birthday and it would be so special if she came then.
“That, and naming her Pip, would be a lovely way to pay tribute to Philip.
“Harry has been discussing the due date and possible names with his close pals and they’re talking about it quite openly now it’s getting close.”
Other names said to be in the running are Lily, after the Queen’s nickname Lilibet, and Diana.
Two new additions to the royal family have already been named after the late Duke.
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank named their child August Philip Hawke Brooksbank in February and Mike and Zara Tindall opted to call their third child Lucas Philip Tindall in March.
It comes after the Countess of Wessex said the royals are “still a family no matter what happens” following tensions earlier this year in the aftermath of Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
In an interview with The Telegraph Magazine, Sophie said she had a “lengthy chat” with Harry after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April.
It was the first time Harry had been in the UK since stepping down as a senior working royal.
In the Wessexes first public comments since the Duke’s funeral, Sophie said: “We are still a family no matter what happens, we always will be.”