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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on Oct. 12, 2018, in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Danny Lawson

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child.

Just five months after their royal wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that a new family member is on the way. And now that Markle is pregnant, she would have to stick with the royal family's tradition when it comes to handling pregnancies.

According to Rachel Russell, a journalist for Express, Markle is likely to give birth at the Lindo Wing, just like her sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Initially, the royals have a tradition of birthing at home. But Princess Diana broke this when she gave birth to Prince William in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital.

The Duchess of Cambridge followed her late mother-in-law by delivering 5-year-old Prince George, 3-year-old Princess Charlotte and 5-month-old Prince Louis in the same facility. Middleton had three midwives during her only daughter's birth. Midwives are sworn to secrecy about each royal birth. Markle is likely to give birth in the Lindo Wing too.

Aside from this, Markle has to inform the Queen first once she delivers the baby. The news will then be announced to the other members of the royal family, and to the public.

In addition, the Duchess of Sussex would have to skip the popular American tradition of holding a baby shower. According to Victoria Arbiter, the event is unnecessary as the royals can just buy the gifts that they will be receiving at the celebration.

"A lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate... there's nothing they can't go out and buy themselves," Arbiter explained while pointing out that the gifts given for the baby must be "respectfully returned."

In related news, Latifa Yedroudj believes that Prince Harry and Markle's eldest would adopt his peerage titles. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's eldest son would become the Earl of Dumbarton, one of the titles Queen Elizabeth II bestowed to her grandson on his wedding day.

If Prince Harry and Markle will have a girl, she would be called Lady Mountbatten-Windsor. The couple's subsequent sons will be addressed as Lord Mountbatten-Windsor. The titles of Prince Harry and Markle's children come in accordance to royal succession rules that were set by King George V.