The new royal baby is set to take this record from Prince Louis

And it’s not what we’d expect…

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And it’s not what we’d expect…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are undoubtedly one of the most talked-about couples in the world, and from their sweet PDA to their willingness to break royal protocol, they never fail to make viral news.

The past few months however have been dominated by their future arrival, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex expecting their first child this Spring, with Meghan said to have confirmed an April due date.

But it wasn’t the future royal’s due date that got the world talking this week, but instead its weight, with Meghan’s bump now growing to an impressive size.

As the couple attended the Endeavour Fund Awards this week, the royals couldn’t help but talk about their new arrival, with Meghan gushing that Harry is ‘going to make the best dad’.


Prince Harry however was more concerned with the weight of his future arrival, telling one guest: ’there’s a heavy baby in her!’

How heavy? Well, it is thought that the future arrival could be breaking a royal record in terms of weight, set to take the title from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s latest arrival, Prince Louis.

Prince Louis weighed 8lb 7oz when he was born, coming just ahead of his siblings with Prince George weighting 8lb 6oz and Princess Charlotte weighing 8lb 3oz.

Considering Prince William and Prince Harry arrived at 7lbs 1.5oz and 6lb 14oz, the youngest royal generation are setting a new record.

Will the future Sussex break a royal record or will Prince Louis keep his title? We’ll have to wait and see.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.