The main royal tradition Meghan Markle will ditch to make her second pregnancy 'her own'

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Meghan Markle will be able to make her second pregnancy her own thanks to no longer having to follow royal family rules.

  • Meghan Markle is set to make her second pregnancy 'her own' because she no longer has to follow royal protocol, an expert has claimed.
  • Meghan is expected to throw a lavish LA baby shower after reportedly rubbing the royal family up the wrong way when she hosted a New York baby shower for her first pregnancy.
  • This royal news comes after it was revealed that Princess Eugenie hinted at her baby son's name on her wedding day.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to welcome their second child, they confirmed earlier this month.

It was later confirmed by the Queen that Harry and Meghan will officially leave the royal family and won't return back to their duties, having stepped back from their royal positions at the star of 2020.

The couple swapped life as senior royal family members for their new home in LA last year and are now set to open up about their turbulent time as a couple in Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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Meghan Markle during her first pregnancy in 2019

A royal expert has also claimed that Meghan will be able to enjoy her second pregnancy in a much more free way compared to when she was expecting her first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

During her first pregnancy, Meghan was a working member of the Queen's firm and had to stick to royal traditions and protocol in many ways.

This is why she reportedly caused a stir among the family when she hosted a baby shower in New York prior to Archie's brith in 2019.

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Pregnant royals are allowed to have baby showers but they tend to be kept more quiet and lowkey.

Meghan's NYC pre-birth party suggests she's probably going to opt for something even more extravagant in LA now that she not being held back by royal rules.

"Contrary to usual Royal Family form, Meghan’s shower for baby Archie caused much fuss - as she flew to the big apple to celebrate," royal expert Ingrid Seward told the Express.

"I have no doubt that their lavish LA lifestyle will play a part in their second celebration.

"It’s tradition that friends throw the shower [and] her nearest and dearest may host it at Meghan’s house - it will no doubt still be very elaborate compared to how we Brits do it."

"Now that they’ve made a break away from royal tradition, we believe that Meghan will want to make this second pregnancy her own - without influence from the royal family," expert party planner Jess Martin added.

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).