Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should focus more on their relationship once their baby arrives. Pictured: Markle, Prince Harry during a musical performance as they attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House on March 11, 2019 in London, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson-WPA Pool

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby is expected to challenge the royal couple’s relationship.

Sheela Mackintosh-Stewart, a matrimonial consultant, told Express that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be shocked by the exhaustion of parenthood after their baby arrives.

“It can wear down even the most robust and level-headed individuals. Sleeplessness, in particular, can result in irrational behavior with score keeping creeping in and couples taking out their exhaustion, frustrations, and fears on each other,” she said.

Mackintosh-Stewart also said that Markle and Prince Harry should be careful not to neglect each other after they have a child. After all, putting all of their energy on their baby could result in them growing further apart.

She also said that there are advantages and disadvantages to existing relationships when the baby arrives.

“At times, couples will feel incredibly close, while at other times they may feel that their partner is living in another dimension. It is therefore important that Meghan and Harry stay connected, practice ‘love-in-action’ strategies and react to the changes positively,” she said.

The consultant suggests that Prince Harry and Markle should have open communication, and she also said that the couple should continue making time for each other.

Markle and Prince Harry are expected to welcome their first child sometime at the end of April or the beginning of May. The Duchess of Sussex is expected to go on maternity leave at the end of the month.

But on Wednesday, Prince Harry hinted on the possibility that his wife has already started her maternity leave. While at St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, one of the schoolchildren asked the Duke of Sussex when the real Prince Harry would make an appearance.

Prince Harry said that he’s the real Duke of Sussex, and this statement elated the kids that were waiting for him outdoors. Markle did not join her husband during today’s engagement, which suggests that she may already be on maternity leave.