Months after tying the knot this May, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already at work growing their family.

On October 15th, the Royal couple announced that Markle is pregnant with their first child due, Spring 2019, leaving the general public wondering what to expect now that Prince Harry and Markle are expecting.

For starters, Prince Harry and Markle’s child will be considered a “minor royal,” which means the child won’t bear the title “Prince”or “Princess.”


If it’s a boy, his title will be “Earl of Dumbarton,” and if it’s a girl, her title will be “Lady Mountbatten-Windsor,” unless the Queen decides to step in and give the child the title of “Prince” or "Princess.”

There's also a possibility that Prince Harry and Markle will decline giving their child a title at all.

Unlike Prince William’s children, Prince Harry’s offspring won’t be in direct line of succession to the throne.

This means that Prince Harry and Markle’s future children will lead very different lives than that of their cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Prince Harry and Markle have plans to give their child as normal of a life as possible. As royal correspondent Omid Scobie tells US Weekly, “Meghan will take her kids on the subway. They’ll have chores, and jobs one day. They won’t be spoiled.” Scobie states that this is part of Markle’s plan to, “bring up children who know the values of normal things in life.” Reportedly, they will bring their child up outside of London by spending time in their Cotswold home, keeping their family away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Prince Harry and Markle aren’t just passing their genes onto their offspring, they’re also passing on their compassion, according to Entertainment Tonight. “Meghan and Harry, who want to use their platform and profile to further their humanitarian and charitable interests, want to pass on those same values to their children,” says a source.

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Prince Harry seems to be following the example of his mother, Princess Diana, who famously tried to give her royal sons a grounded childhood. Princess Diana made a point to give the young princess normal experiences, such as going to McDonald's and Disney World.

Markle’s upbringing was anything but royal. The former actress paid her way through college, and, as a teenager, her mother made her work in soup kitchens on Los Angeles’s Skid Row. Markle’s social worker and yoga teacher mother, Doria Ragland, will reportedly be hands on with the new Royal, playing an active grandmother role.

We’re excited for the new Royal baby, but we’re even more excited to hear the child will grow up grounded.  Hopefully, Prince Harry and Markle’s child will give back to those who weren’t lucky enough to be born into literal royalty.

That first car is a rite of passage into adulthood. Specifically, the hard-earned lesson of expectations versus reality. Though some of us are blessed with Teslas at 17, most teenagers receive a car that’s been … let’s say previously loved. And that’s probably a good thing, considering nearly half of first-year drivers end up in wrecks. Might as well get the dings on the lemon, right?

Of course, wrecks aside, buying a used car might end up costing more in the long run after needing repairs, breaking down and just a general slew of unexpected surprises. But hey, at least we can all look back and laugh.

My first car, for example, was a hand-me-down Toyota of some sort from my mother. I don’t recall the specific model, but I definitely remember getting into a fender bender within the first week of having it. She had forgotten to get the brakes fixed … isn’t that a fun story?

Jimmy Fallon recently asked his “Tonight Show” audience on Twitter to share their own worst car experiences. Some of them make my brake fiasco look like cakewalk (or cakedrive, in this case). Either way, these responses might make us all feel a little less alone. Or at the very least, give us a chuckle.

Here are 22 responses with the most horsepower:

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Bird-watching is in focus on a new National Geographic show.

You may remember the name Christian Cooper, but if you don't, this will jog your memory. In summer 2020, Cooper made the national news when a white woman, Amy Cooper (no relation), called the police, falsely accusing him of threatening her. Christian Cooper was out in the early morning at Central Park doing what he does often: bird-watching. It's a longtime hobby that, thanks to that unfortunate exposure, he's now taking to the next level and sharing with the world. Cooper recently finished filming six episodes of "Extraordinary Birder" for National Geographic.

"Whether braving stormy seas in Alaska for puffins, trekking into rainforests in Puerto Rico for parrots, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan for a peregrine falcon, he does whatever it takes to learn about these extraordinary feathered creatures and show us the remarkable world in the sky above," National Geographic wrote in a press release announcing its new slate of personality-driven exploration and adventure themed storytelling.

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TikTok about '80s childhood is a total Gen X flashback.

As a Gen X parent, it's weird to try to describe my childhood to my kids. We're the generation that didn't grow up with the internet or cell phones, yet are raising kids who have never known a world without them. That difference alone is enough to make our 1980s childhoods feel like a completely different planet, but there are other differences too that often get overlooked.

How do you explain the transition from the brown and orange aesthetic of the '70s to the dusty rose and forest green carpeting of the '80s if you didn't experience it? When I tell my kids there were smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes and ashtrays everywhere, they look horrified (and rightfully so—what were we thinking?!). The fact that we went places with our friends with no quick way to get ahold of our parents? Unbelievable.

One day I described the process of listening to the radio, waiting for my favorite song to come on so I could record it on my tape recorder, and how mad I would get when the deejay talked through the intro of the song until the lyrics started. My Spotify-spoiled kids didn't even understand half of the words I said.

And '80s hair? With the feathered bangs and the terrible perms and the crunchy hair spray? What, why and how?

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