The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are determined their child will live a ‘normal’ life.
The royals – who recently announced they’re preparing for the arrival of their first child – reportedly hope that he or she will be able to live as normal a life as possible, despite the inevitable interest of the public.
“That word ‘normal’ looms very large for Harry and Meghan when it comes to their child’s future,” s source told the Sunday Times newspaper.
Although the baby will be the seventh in line to the throne, he or she will not be given a royal title unless the Queen decides to intervene.
And the Duke and Duchess – who tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May – are apparently eager to follow in the footsteps of Princess Anne, whose children have established their own independent careers.
Meanwhile, it was announced over the weekend that Meghan Markle is cutting back her schedule during the ongoing royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.
Despite previously saying the pair would not be cutting down any planned events on their current tour, it’s been decided that it would be best to let the Duchess ‘rest’.
Looking ahead to their planned schedule on Sunday, a royal aide said: “After a busy programme, The Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess’s schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and a half of the tour.
“The Duke will attend the cycling as scheduled this morning, and The Duchess will join him for this afternoon’s engagements.
“The Duke will continue with the engagements on Fraser Island as planned.”
Indeed, Prince Harry was spotted at Lake McKenzie on Monday, where he met with local elders and national park rangers to learn about the Island’s natural beauty, rich history, biodiversity and cultural significance.
The Duchess was later spotted taking a stroll with the Duke along the picturesque Kingfisher Bay Jetty.
Today, the Duke and Duchess will travel by charter flight to Fiji’s capital of Suva, where they will embark on a three-day programme, experiencing the rich Fijian culture and generous hospitality.
Reporting by Bang Showbiz
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