Meghan Markle to break royal tradition with buggy

Meghan, Archie Harrison e Harry
Meghan, Archie Harrison e Harry

When it comes to her baby, Meghan Markle isn't afraid to break royal tradition, whether that's skipping out on photos at the hospital, keeping her place of birth a secret or choosing a non-royal name. So, it's no surprise that when it comes to taking Archie Harrison out for a stroll, the Duchess of Sussex is choosing her own buggy.

Traditionally, since 1926, the royal family has used the Silver Cross pram to carry their children. Kate Middleton used the stroller for all three of her children and even had hers customised.

The Silver Cross pram was first sold in 1877 and it's said to be the world's first baby carriage. It's high-end status comes with a high-end price tag, though. The vintage-inspired Marie-Chantal Kensington pram goes for around £1,400 and a recent collaboration with Aston Martin has carriages for£3,000.

Meghan Markle, on the other hand, will reportedly go a different direction.

Sarah Dixon, a former maternity nurse who has worked with friends of the royals, told PEOPLE that she speculates Meghan is likely to look to her close pals for guidance rather than stick with royal tradition.

"I think she will be a very modern parent and will probably take more guidance from friends such as Amal Clooney than she will from Kate," she said. "Amal has a Bugaboo for the twins, and I can see her going with their modern designs rather than the Silver Cross."

A royal insider confirmed with the Mirror that the Duchess of Sussex is planning to use the Bugaboo Fox (pictured below).

Bugaboo Fox
Bugaboo Fox

"The Bugaboo was a gift to Harry and Meghan, even before they'd had Archie, from a close friend," the source said. They also revealed that Meghan has already been using it to take Archie on walks around the Windsor estate.

The Bugaboo Fox retails at around £1,000, and according to the brand's website, is their "ultimate comfort stroller" with big tyres that makes it great for all terrains. "With our best driving performance yet, your child can enjoy a smooth ride wherever you go —from cobbled city streets to snowy trails. It's strong and sturdy, yet lightweight and compact for easy lifting and stress-free storage at home and on the go," the description reads.

This, of course, would allow Meghan and Prince Harry to take Archie pretty much anywhere, whether that's on trips to NYC or when they supposedly move to Africa.