The royal family is known for producing some pretty adorable kids, if Princess Charlotte and Prince George are any indication of the clan's good genes. And now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the latest royal lovebirds to be surrounded by engagement rumors, we can't help but wonder what their kids would look like too!
In fact, the Daily Star UK recently commissioned an expert in “age-progressed portraits” to produce an image of the couple's future children. The expert, Dr. D'Lynn Waldron, worked for the FBI and created images of celebrities’ future children for movies, magazines, and TV, so we have reason to trust his prediction.
The photo shows a male child holding a female baby--much like the photo captured of a young Prince George holding baby Charlotte. The red-headed boy clearly resembles Prince Harry, while the little girl's slightly darker features seem to emulate mom Meghan. Both babies have blue-gray eyes, as Waldron predicts they will have the same coloring as their father.
See the resemblance?!
“Harry's hair didn't get curly until he was a teen," Dr. Waldron explained of the boy's straight locks. "He is an adoring brother and she has a Mona Lisa expression. The expressions paint themselves and often turn out to tell a lot about the person.”
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Some people have questioned whether Markle, who is half-black, could have children with blonde hair and blue eyes. Eye color is not only determined by both parent's genes, but by their ancestors, where up to 15 genes down the line can have an impact. Markle, who is also half-Caucasian with Dutch and Irish roots, has the potential for the recessive genes for eye and hair color.
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Still, even if the couple's babies are born with blue eyes, the color may not last, as it can take up to three years for eye color to stabilize in babies. Many babies are born with blue-gray eyes, and often transition to hazel, green, or even dark brown in early stages.
Hair color is also hard to predict, but scientists know that at least two genes come into play here. Looking at the lineage, Prince Charles had dark hair and Diana was blonde, although Harry ended up as a ginger! Even if both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had dark hair, they could potentially still have a blonde-haired baby. So Dr. Walden's prediction seems on track!
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Despite speculation over the babies' facial features, there's no doubt that the children will be tall, since Prince Harry is 6'2 and Meghan is 5'7.
The UK Online Bookmakers predict the couple will announce they are expecting by October 1st of this year.
This prediction may not be too far off, as the couple continues to move forward in their relationship. The duo recently made a romantic appearance at friend Tom “Skippy” Inskip's wedding in Jamaica, and Prince Harry is supposedly planning to have Meghan meet the Queen on Mother's Day so he can earn her blessing for the marriage. Meanwhile, Prince Charles has already given the match his approval.
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We can't wait to see what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's little ones will look like, but whatever the outcome, we're sure they'll be simply precious!
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