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Will Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Name Daughter After Late Prince Philip? See What The Public Is Predicting

May. 11 2021, Published 3:27 p.m. ET

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With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter on the way, royal fans are itching to know what the soon-to-be parents-of-two plan to name their second child — and many are betting that their baby girl will be named after the late Prince Philip.

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According to U.K. gambling site Ladbrokes, Philippa has become a popular prediction for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter, who is due over the summer. The site has reportedly slashed the betting odds on the name to 3/1. 

"The support for baby Philippa is showing no signs of slowing down, and we've been forced to trim the odds again that it's the name for Harry and Meghan's daughter," Ladbrokes worker Jessica O'Reilly said, per The Royal Observer.

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Other bookies reportedly predict the couple — who already share 2-year-old son Archie — will name their bun in the oven after Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, or his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II

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According to the outlet, Diana and Elizabeth are near the top of the leaderboard at 5/1 and 10/1, respectively. Allegra (10/1), Alexandria (12/1), Grace (16/1), Emma (16/1), Rose (16/1), Alice (16/1) and Victoria (16/1) are some of the other options. 

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OK! reported that Harry and Meghan plan to welcome baby No. 2 during an at-home birth at their Montecito mansion near Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple moved to the U.S. after stepping back from their senior royal duties last year

During their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March — one month after they announced the expected arrival of the newest member of their family — Harry and Meghan, 39, revealed their baby's sex. 

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At the time, Harry gushed that their brood was now complete. "Having any child, any one or a two would have been amazing, but to have a boy and then a girl ... now we've got our family and we've got four of us," the 36-year-old told Oprah.

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Last month, royal expert Katie Nicholl predicted the couple will honor Harry's late mother in some way in regards to their daughter.

"I absolutely think that they will want to include Diana as perhaps one of the names for their little girl," she reportedly said. "Maybe not in her first name, but I am sure it's very high up on the list in terms of a second Christian name, and I think that is quite simply because it would be [a way] for Harry to pay tribute to his mother."

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Royal expert Nick Bullen also predicted that Harry and Meghan's relationship with the royal family will be back to normal after they welcome their baby, it was reported. "The birth of a baby is always a great unifier for a family and I’m sure all sides of the Sussex family will want to celebrate with Harry and Meghan," Bullen insisted. 

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"I think you can be absolutely certain that Harry and Meghan will be jumping on a Zoom call to introduce Her Majesty to her 11th great-grandchild," he candidly added.

As OK! reported, the duo has been at odds with Harry's family since they bashed the royals during their sit-down chat with the talk show titan, accusing unnamed royal members of racism and citing their lack of support as the reason they stepped back from their royal life.

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