Kate Middleton left Meghan Markle off official royal baby joy announcement despite naming Prince Harry – this is why

When Kensington Palace made the announcement on their Twitter feed, royal officials wrote:  “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.”

Some observers noticed what appeared to be the glaring omission of one name, the fiancée of Prince Harry, 33, Meghan Markle.

The former Suits actress, 36, is due to marry Harry at Windsor Castle next month and has already performed several royal duties as a princess-to-be.

There is, however, a very good reason Meghan wasn’t named along with the other high profile royals – she’s not actually a royal just yet.

Royal expert Marlene Koenig revealed to Harper's Bazaar: Meghan is not a member of the royal family yet, so she is not a relative at this time.

"Meghan is Harry's fiancée, but is not yet Auntie Meghan."

It seems that if the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth after the wedding she would have.

Marlene added: “If the baby had been born after the wedding, Meghan would certainly have been included. It is not a snub."

The news comes as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduced the new prince to the world outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Wiliam, who is second in line to the throne, joked that having three kids was “thrice worry now.”

The as yet unnamed prince weighed in at a healthy 8lb 7oz with Kate giving birth just after 11am.

Proud mum Kate looked splendid in a red and white Jenny Packham dress on St George’s Day.

The proud parents beamed as they introduced their second son to the world, with Prince William gesturing to cameras with three fingers up, joking: "We are very happy, very delighted — thrice the worry now! We didn't keep you waiting too long this time."

He also revealed big brother George, four, and sister Charlotte, two, were “very happy . . . delighted” with their new baby brother.

Asked about the potential name of their son, Wills replied: "You will find out sooner or later."

Bookies have made Albert, Arthur, Jack and Fred the favoured names.

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