This is why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry won’t have custody of their children

Wait, WHAT?

Since tying the knot in the most touching (and star-studded) ceremony ever, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been crossing a lot of relationship milestones.

They got their first house, then their second house, met the in-laws and are set to embark on their first official tour as Duke and Duchess of Sussex, preparing to set off for Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in the coming months.

But after the Duke and Duchess come back from their tour, what’s next? Well, if the public have anything to say about it, children.

While the couple originally announced in their engagement interview that they were taking it ‘one step at a time’, Harry did let slip that he hoped ‘[they] will start a family in the near future’, going on to set rumours alight recently when he put his Audi RS6 Avant up for sale despite owning it for just over a year, reportedly upgrading for a more family-friendly model.

So it might not be too long before we hear the pitter patter of Sussex feet, but according to reports this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won’t actually have full custody of their children.

Yes, really.

According to reports, the Royal Family has a strange custody tradition, with Queen Elizabeth actually having full legal custody of some of the minor royals.

‘The sovereign has legal custody of the minor grandchildren,’ royal expert Marlene Koenig explained.

‘This goes back to King George I, and the law’s never been changed. He did it because he had a very poor relationship with his son, the future King George II, so they had this law passed that meant the King was the guardian of his grandchildren.’

So, according to this 300-year-old law, Meghan and Harry won’t actually have legal custody of their children.

Hmm. Well, it’s likely that the couple will put off any baby news till after their royal tour, so we’ve got some time to figure this out.

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