BUCKINGHAM, United Kingdom
News from Buckingham Palace show that Prince Charles plans to names his unborn child Kylie or Shane.
The Prince of Wales said the names, suggested to Harry and Meghan during their recent tour of Australia, could be possibilities when their first child arrives in the spring.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had announced their baby news after landing in Sydney ahead of a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
During a reception to commemorate the country’s oldest diplomatic post, the Australia House, the heir to the throne and father to the prince Harry, Charles told the congregation that his son had already received proposed names during their Sydney tour.
He said: “Incidentally ladies and gentlemen my son Harry tells me that during their recent tour of Australia, he and his wife were offered countless thoughtful suggestions for the naming of their forthcoming baby.
“Just between us, I suspect that Kylie and Shane may possibly make the shortlist. But ladies and gentlemen I would not hold your breath for Edna or Les.”
Prince Charles who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, described Australians as “frank, generous, courageous, resilient and above all great fun.”
The prince praised Australia for its self-deprecating sense of humour and as a nation which he said stands by friends and strangers in times of trouble.
George Brandis QC, Australian High Commissioner to the UK, spoke of the “solid” bond that Australia shares with the UK.
He said: “The destinies of our two nations may have diverged over these past hundred years, but our shared interests, our common values, the crimson threads of kinship which bind us, remain as strong as they have ever been.”