Prince Charles just dropped a huge royal baby name hint

And now everyone’s excited

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And now everyone’s excited

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were expecting their first child together just months ago, with the royal baby expected to arrive in Spring 2019.

Ever since the announcement, it has been baby fever, from the sweet comments that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made about their excitement of ‘joining the parenting club’ to Harry’s adorable nickname for the future baby - ‘our little bump.’

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But there are still so many questions. Who will the royal couple choose as god parents? Are we expecting a prince or a princess? And of course, what will the moniker of choice be?

Well, grandfather-to-be Prince Charles has shed some light on the latter, hinting at possible baby names for the new arrival during a visit to Australia House on Thursday.

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‘Incidentally ladies and gentlemen my son Harry tells me that during their recent tour of Australia, he and his wife were offered countless thoughtful suggestions for the naming of their forthcoming baby,’ he announced to the audience. ‘Just between us, I suspect that Kylie and Shane may possibly make the shortlist.’

He continued: ‘But ladies and gentlemen I would not hold your breath for Edna or Les’, a reference to comedian (and guest at Australia House that night) Barry Humphries, whose TV alter egos are Dame Edna and Sir Les.

We doubt Kylie and Shane will make the list, but an Australia-inspired name is a possibility.

We can’t wait to find out the royal baby name in spring!

Jenny Proudfoot
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