Bets on for ‘Albert’ as royal baby name, Markle and Harry remain silent

Albert was the name of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who died in December 1861.

Albert was the name of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who died in December 1861. The demise of Albert, dealt Britain's royal family a hammer blow from which it almost never recovered.

Excitement is mounting as the Royal family in Britain prepares to welcome another baby to the family.

The new addition, due to be born either the end of April or next month, will have the most famous parents on earth – Prince Harry and TV star Meghan Markle.

But as the tension builds, royal speculators are foxed as to what the baby will be called, or indeed the sex – as both are being kept tightly under wraps. But, the online buzz is that the baby will be named Diana, Victoria, Alice, Elizabeth or Margaret if a girl – or in the case of a boy -Albert.

Albert was the name of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who died in December 1861. His demise dealt Britain’s royal family a hammer blow from which it almost never recovered.

Coincidentally, Meghan and Harry will soon move into their new residence of Frogmore Cottage an ancient palace which has a strong connection to Queen Victoria.