A Royals Expert Answers All Your Questions About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Baby

So if Meghan did choose that route—the hospital and the quick photo call—it would be completely her choice? There’s no pressure for her to do anything like that?

Nicholl: Absolutely. There will be no pressure on Meghan to face the cameras in any given time limit. It will be when and if she’s ready to do so. Harry will make sure of that. He will protect her. He will not want her put under any undue pressure at all. All they will want is to have a happy, healthy, and safe delivery.

Do you have any guesses about if the royal baby is a boy or girl?

Nicholl: I’ve heard rumors from sources that it’s a boy, but everything with the baby shower—all the pictures we saw, the pink—seem to suggest otherwise. But Kensington Palace continues to insist that, despite the rumors it’s a boy, Meghan and Harry chose not to find out the sex. I think it’s worth pointing that out.

What about the name of the baby?

Nicholl: If it’s a girl, there’s a very strong chance they’ll want to incorporate Diana’s name within the naming of their daughter. I heard Meghan might want to go down the more modern route; they might want a more American name. But I think they will be respectful of royal traditions; when it comes to naming royal babies, they are usually names that are historic. They’re traditional. They’re family names. I’d be surprised, given that Harry is such a traditionalist, if they veered too far away from what we might expect: Albert, David, Charles, Phillip. There’s a strong chance those names will be there somewhere in the naming of this child.

Your prediction is they’ll abide by royal tradition, but is there a strict rule saying they must do that? Or will it be their choice?

Nicholl: There are no strict rules at all. There’s no rule stipulating they must name a royal child after other royals.

There are rumors Meghan is considering hypnobirthing. Do you know if that’s true?

Nicholl: I’m told she would love to be able to have a natural birth and that she’s been very into her yoga. She’s practiced yoga throughout her pregnancy. We know she’s very into her meditation, and she’s definitely taken an interest in hypnobirthing. Apparently, she’s also had acupuncture to help prepare for the birth. She’s very much embraced a holistic approach to her pregnancy.

Do we know where she’s giving birth yet? Has that been confirmed?

Nicholl: I think it will either be the Lindo Wing [at St. Mary’s hospital] or Frimley Park in Windsor. I just think if they’re going to have it in London, why would they have it anywhere other than the Lindo Wing given it’s the royal favorite? It’s set up for that media presence. Security has been successful there in the past. If they are living at Frogmore House by that point, then London seems a bit of a journey too far if you’re actually in labor. So unless it’s a planned procedure, then you would expect it to be a more local hospital. The obvious choice would be Frimley Park.

What about the rumor she’s considering a home birth? Does that have any weight?

Nicholl: I think it’s something Meghan might have possibly entertained or considered. But given her age and the fact this is a first birth, I think it’s unlikely they’d want to take a risk with a home birth.

Will Meghan and Harry’s baby receive a royal title?

Busy Philipps Thinks We Should Celebrate Our Skin—Yes, Even Acne

“I’m super excited that I can finally show everyone what we’ve done,” Busy Philipps says about her campaign with Olay for the brand’s new Regenerist Whip Moisturizer with SPF 25. Her passion for the product is clear, given that she’s just talked about how life-changing it is for three minutes straight. “We went to Mexico a couple weeks ago, and it’s all I wore on my face. I never felt weighed down, my skin didn’t break out—any of those things I had typically associated with wearing SPF are nonexistent with the new formula,” she tells me, before bursting into song about how obsessed she is with it. “I sound crazy. I realize.”

She doesn’t, though, because Philipps brings that endearing, enthusiastic energy to everything she does—whether that’s writing a book (This Will Only Hurt a Little), hosting her own late night show (Busy Tonight), parenting her two daughters (ages 10 and 5), or even posting an early morning workout on Instagram stories. So, yes, she brings it to her partnership with Olay for the launch of a new lightweight cream-to liquid sunscreen. “I just love the way it feels on my skin, and I feel like it’s giving me skincare and protecting me,” she explains. I’m sold.

And now, Philipps brings that endearing, enthusiastic energy to our Big Beauty Questions. Read on.

Glamour: Why is sun protection so important to you?

Busy Philipps: It’s something that has truly been part of my beauty routine since I was a kid growing up in Arizona. I have moles and birthmarks all over my body, so I was always hyper aware that I needed to protect my skin. I love the sun, but I’m a mom, I’m active, I’m outside all the time, so it’s hard for me to think about putting on a “sunscreen” everyday. That’s why I’m obsessed with this new Olay. It’s skincare with the SPF, so it doesn’t feel like it’s weighing down my skin. It doesn’t turn my face white, or look chalky. I want beautiful skin, skin that stays safe from the UVA and UVB rays, but I also want to look good in the process.

What does self-care mean to you?

BP: For me, self-care is a lot of different things. I think we’re in a time where that word is very buzzy, and people throw it around a lot. I think it’s a very personal thing. For some people self-care is saying no and staying in and binge-watching their favorite show. For some people it’s exercising every day. I think prioritizing yourself is a form of self-care. For me, it’s really about making sure I take care of myself and my body so I can be the best version of myself for my kids, my coworkers, and my family.

What’s one beauty trend you wish you never tried?

BP: I don’t do a lot of crazy beauty stuff. I let my makeup artist take chances and do weird stuff on my face for events and things, and I like taking risks in that way. I mean, I’m so lucky that I didn’t fall prey to over plucking my eyebrows in the ’90s, because almost all of my girlfriends in high school really went for the tiny, tiny brow. My mom was like, “Absolutely not. You have beautiful eyebrows Elizabeth!” So I didn’t do it, and I’m glad.

Is there a ’90s beauty trend you wish would come back?

BP: I’m very into the matte, burnt sienna lipstick that’s coming back. I’ve been rocking that deep, red clay color. I’m really into the grungy makeup vibe of that lip, but let’s keep our brows big, let’s keep them thick! I love a thick brow. I think it really defines the face in a good way.

Justin Bieber Just Teased That Hailey Baldwin Might Be Pregnant

It’s April Fool’s Day and you’re undoubtedly stressed, so I’m gonna cut right to the chase: Justin Bieber might’ve just revealed Hailey Baldwin is pregnant. And you thought this day couldn’t get any more overwhelming…

Before you have a full-blown meltdown, let me just remind you that it is April 1, so Bieber’s announcement could very well be a joke. Which isn’t funny, by the way: More than 6 million women in the U.S. struggle with fertility, so staging a fake pregnancy stunt is a bit problematic.

That might be exactly what we have on our hands, though. So here’s what happened: On Monday afternoon, Bieber posted a photo of a sonogram with no caption. Soon after, Baldwin commented “very funny…,” which implies this is all some kind of prank. (Also, the sonogram photo is a fake. We found found the original.)

But here’s where things get confusing: Bieber then posted a second photo of Baldwin at the doctor’s office, hand on her stomach, with the caption, “If U thought it was April fools.” So what is the truth? Is Hailey Baldwin pregnant? Is Justin Bieber just messing with us? Based on how casual these posts are, I’m thinking it’s the latter.

Regardless, fans on the Internet are (naturally) bewildered and confused. “APRIL FOOLS U GOT ME!! wait, unless ur serious and ur gonna be a dad,” one person wrote, while another commented, “Wow. So good. Huge congratulations to you both.” A third person posted, “Still not convinced tho,” and that about sums up my mood on this whole ordeal.

Check out some more reactions for yourself, below:

For what it’s worth, Bieber did write on Instagram last week he was “very focused” on “being the father he wants to be.” Was that actually a confession?

Or does this dog sonogram prove it’s all B.S.?

I need to lie down.

I Have a Brain Aneurysm—I Call Her Annie

You never really imagine seeing your name and the words “death,” “coma,” and “paralysis” on the same page until you do—until you get a letter from your neurosurgeon that says all of those things alongside the words “brain aneurysm.” Then, it’s like freezing, cold water running over your naked body. Even though the stated likelihood of such things happening is astronomically low. Because for anyone with a genuine interest in being alive, any likelihood of death is already way too high.

I rang in the new year with weird headaches: inside my head, it felt like little tumbleweeds made of needles were rolling around my brain every time I coughed, or laughed. I’d literally have to stop and freeze mid-giggle to allow them to pass. I pushed my neurologist for an MRI because your girl was not about to go down like this. That’s when we found a pretty large aneurysm chillin’ in my brain, a few inches behind my right eye.

My first thought was that I had to give my aneurysm a name, a personality, some flare to make her exciting. I call her Annie.

You may think this is an odd reaction to finding out you are a 23-year-old with a brain aneurysm, but if Annie the Aneurysm is living in my brain rent-free, I’m at least going to have a bit of fun with her. I figure Annie is probably a white lady with a lot of problematic but well-meaning thoughts who would probably ask to speak with your manager. She definitely doesn’t like alcohol or drugs (especially cocaine), and she’s a stickler about high blood pressure and cholesterol. Annie certainly wasn’t invited to my brain (is Annie ever really invited anywhere?) but she clearly doesn’t mind crashing a party. I can’t really blame her—between social justice musings, Bad Bunny verses, and enchilada cravings, my brain must be a grand ol’ time.

My neurosurgeon explained that a lot of people have their own Annie—in the most comforting of voices, he made it clear that unruptured aneurysms are common, very much treatable, and not something over which I should lose much sleep. Yeah, okay sure. But if Annie decides to throw a rager and pop, it could be deadly. My neurosurgeon explained that I have an estimated 3 percent likelihood of rupture in the next five years—30 percent in the next 20 years. Annie’s gotta go.

When I took Annie for a photoshoot (aka an angiogram), to learn exactly when we could schedule this farewell party, my neurologist learned Annie was bigger than we thought. She’s even sprouted a mini aneurysm of her own. Though the initial plan was to send a teeny tiny catheter into the artery near my hip, route it through my blood vessels, into my brain, and straight into Annie’s crib, I’m now debating between a version of this procedure and open-head surgery. Because I’m only 23, and because I want to get rid of Annie once and for all, a part of me is leaning toward the open-head surgery in hopes of limiting the farewell parties to just one.

Either surgery won’t happen for a bout a month—in the meantime, Annie is still here, cozied up in my head. Since she arrived, I’ve been getting rather existential. Even after my doctor explained the plan of action, seeing it all in print in the letter he sent me was still a little jarring. I re-read one statistic my neurosurgeon included: approximately one in a thousand people are likely to die or to experience permanent disability from aneurysm treatments.

Instead of freaking out, I decided to hold and respect the possibility that it could be me, that I could be that one. And, if this were the case, my body’s inability to fend for itself would not have been the result of poor medical treatment. Having lost a sister to cancerous brain tumors when I was very young, I have never really seen doctors as saviors, nor seen death as a choice. We are all headed in the same direction—whether Annie pops and gives me a mean ‘lil stroke or whether I meet some other finale, it’s an end that we will all eventually meet.

Issa Rae’s Insecure Costars Basically Just Confirmed Her Engagement

Issa Rae’s costars were just as shocked—and excited—about her (rumored) engagement as the rest of us were. While Rae has yet to confirm that she’s betrothed to Senegalese businessman, Louis Diame, her pals have made it prettttty clear that the sparkler she’s been sporting on her left hand is the real deal. “We’re very excited for her,” Yvonne Orji—who plays Rae’s best friend, Molly, on Insecure—told Entertainment Tonight at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night.

As for how Rae shared the news with her onscreen and IRL crew? “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways,” said Insecure star Jay Ellis. Orji added, “The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction.”

Rumors of Rae’s engagement have been swirling since earlier this week, after she appeared on the May cover of Essence wearing a massive diamond ring on that finger. She was also wearing a white dress and turban, giving off some major bridal vibes.

Rae had the ring on during an appearance at Good Morning America on April 1 as well.

Here’s a closer look:

Rae and Diame have reportedly been together for up to a decade, but not much is known about their relationship. “I get so much feedback about everything,” she told Marie Claire last year. “The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”

While it’s unlikely that we’ll be getting any sort of confirmation from Issa Rae herself about the upcoming wedding, the ring—which she’s also been rocking in her recent Instagram stories—and her costars comments seem to confirm that it is happening. We can’t wait to see the photos (and outfits, natch).

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Meghan Markle Is Always Breaking Royal Tradition With Her Fashion—But She’s Only Upset the Palace Once

When it comes to her style, Meghan Markle has a habit of breaking with royal traditions. Even as a Duchess, she loves her dark nail polish, collarbone-bearing bateau necklines, and pantsuits—precedents be damned. Naturally, the media goes bananas every time she seems to go against “protocol,” whether it’s with her outfits or with her e-mail schedule. Inside the palace, though, the narrative is totally different.

“You read all the time about Meghan breaking protocol by wearing dark nail polish, Meghan breaking protocol by wearing an off-the-shoulder dress, breaking protocol by wearing black or by not wearing tights. She’s not breaking royal protocol. There is no book of royal etiquette,” royals expert Katie Nicholl tells Glamour. “She’s just doing things differently. I don’t think that is causing huge problems at the palace—if Meghan steps out wearing dark nail polish. I don’t think it’s upsetting anyone.”

According to Nicholl, there was one instance where Markle’s wardrobe may have ruffled Kensington Palace’s feathers. And it had more to about what she didn’t wear.

“I think possibly eyebrows were raised when she didn’t wear a hat on her first official engagement with the queen, and I do think that was a mistake,” she says. “But I think, other than that, people get their knickers in a twist unnecessarily so.”

You’ll recall that last June, shortly after her wedding, the newly-appointed Duchess of Sussex made a joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II in Cheshire, England. Markle wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress, Sarah Flint heels, and earrings gifted to her by her new grandmother-in-law. No hat, though.

Markle’s lack of headwear did sparkle some headlines at the time. According to The Daily Mail, royal aides actually informed the Duchess that the Queen was planning to wear a green hat in honor of those who died in the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire—which meant, more or less, that she should’ve followed suit. “I don’t think the Duchess fully understood,” a senior figure close to the queen told biographer Robert Jobson for his 2018 book Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams. “This was not a request. They are for others to make, not the queen.”

That being said, Nicholl also tells us the queen and Markle have a great relationship, so any of this “hat drama” from last summer is obviously squashed.

“She likes Meghan,” Nicholl says. “She’s very impressed with her work ethic. I’m told she was surprised and impressed Meghan carried out that tour of Morocco when she was so heavily pregnant. The queen is arguably the hardest working member in the royal family, and I think she likes what she sees in Meghan.”

If you want more tea on the royals, pick up Katie Nicholl’s book Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love, out April 9.

Meghan Markle Is Always Breaking Royal Tradition With Her Fashion—but She’s Upset the Palace Only Once

When it comes to her style, Meghan Markle has a habit of breaking with royal traditions. Even as a duchess, she loves her dark nail polish, collarbone-bearing bateau necklines, and pantsuits—precedents be damned. Naturally, the media goes bananas every time she seems to go against “protocol,” whether it’s with her outfits or with her email schedule. Inside the palace, though, the narrative is totally different.

“You read all the time about Meghan breaking protocol by wearing dark nail polish, Meghan breaking protocol by wearing an off-the-shoulder dress, breaking protocol by wearing black or by not wearing tights. She’s not breaking royal protocol. There is no book of royal etiquette,” royals expert Katie Nicholl tells Glamour. “She’s just doing things differently. I don’t think that is causing huge problems at the palace—if Meghan steps out wearing dark nail polish, I don’t think it’s upsetting anyone.”

According to Nicholl, there was one instance when Markle’s wardrobe may have ruffled Kensington Palace’s feathers. And it had more to about what she didn’t wear.

“I think possibly eyebrows were raised when she didn’t wear a hat on her first official engagement with the queen, and I do think that was a mistake,” she says. “But I think, other than that, people get their knickers in a twist unnecessarily so.”

You’ll recall that last June, shortly after her wedding, the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex made a joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II in Cheshire, England. Markle wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress, Sarah Flint heels, and earrings gifted to her by her new grandmother-in-law. No hat, though.

Markle’s lack of headwear did spark some headlines at the time. According to the Daily Mail, royal aides actually informed the duchess that the queen was planning to wear a green hat in honor of those who died in the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire—which meant, more or less, that she should’ve followed suit. “I don’t think the duchess fully understood,” a senior figure close to the queen told biographer Robert Jobson for his 2018 book Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams. “This was not a request. They are for others to make, not the queen.”

That being said, Nicholl also tells us the queen and Markle have a great relationship, so any of this “hat drama” from last summer is obviously squashed.

“She likes Meghan,” Nicholl says. “She’s very impressed with her work ethic. I’m told she was surprised and impressed Meghan carried out that tour of Morocco when she was so heavily pregnant. The queen is arguably the hardest-working member in the royal family, and I think she likes what she sees in Meghan.”

If you want more tea on the royals, pick up Katie Nicholl’s book Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love, out April 9.

15 Best Smelling Shampoos That’ll Make Your Hair Irresistible

Beyond all the obvious reasons a particular shampoo can change your life—more volume, gorgeous shine, extra moisture—there’s an added benefit when it imparts a smell that’s as good as your favorite perfume. So when you find a shampoo that smells amazing and gives you the best hair of your life, you should grab on and never, ever let go. Considering that often when we’re in a meeting, someone’s hair smells so incredible, we all have to stop and talk about it, we decided to poll Glamour staffers to find the formulas with the best scents. Here are the best-smelling shampoos you’ll find in our showers on any given day.

Best Leather Pants to Shop for Spring 2019

One of the earliest stages of spring wardrobe planning is finding a new top to wear with your favorite jeans. But this year, after scrolling through street style, social media, and the other usual sources of outfit inspiration, you might feel tempted to move the denim to the back of the closet—because in 2019, it’s all about the leather pants.

You can credit brands like Nanushka and Isabel Marant for reintroducing these into the zeitgeist, and for thinking beyond the black, ’80s-inspired, skinny-fit styles that first come to mind when you think “leather pants.” Those are still around and thriving, but you can find them alongside alternative fits, from high-waisted and wide-legged to cropped and flared, and in different shades of browns, reds, and whites. (If you prefer classic black, though, fear not—there are tons of options.) There’s sure to be one that suits your taste and wardrobe. And, more importantly, leather pants are as easy to style as your favorite jeans, whether it’s for day or night, with a white tee or a new spring top.

Ahead, we pulled together some of our favorite leather pants for the season to shop now.

Vanessa Hudgens Created a Coachella Essential Shopping List on Amazon

Vanessa Hudgens has worn disco sequins on the red carpet, danced in a catsuit on a television musical, and even designed a very chic line of suits. But perhaps her most well-known outfits are the ones she breaks out for Coachella, the annual music festival in southern California, of which she’s been named the unofficial queen.

Hudgens doesn’t employ a stylist to plan out her Coachella looks—rather, she uses it as an opportunity to revisit some of her favorite brands and pick out what speaks to her. “It’s my place to express how I am in that moment,” she tells Glamour. She loves getting dressed up for the festival: “My suitcase gets very full of clothes and jewelry and shoes.” Still, she has packing down to a science: She’ll plan all of her outfits at home beforehand, storing individual elements for each one—apparel, jewelry, other accessories—in plastic bags. “It all stays pretty self-contained,” she says. And to save space, especially when you’re spending days in the elements, she’s developed a phone-a-friend system: “I try to do a big group text with the people that I’m going with, to avoid doubling up on any of the necessities. I give responsibilities to people, like, ‘You’re in charge of the glow sticks, and you’re in charge of the sunscreen,’ and so on and so forth. Just so you don’t have more than you need.”

Still, odds are you’ll forget something. That’s why this year, Coachella partnered with Amazon to set up lockers inside the festival grounds that attendees can order and send products to, from sunglasses to sunscreen. “The most convenient thing ever,” says Hudgens, who admits she’s been saved by Amazon’s two-day shipping in festivals’ past. For its inaugural partnership with Coachella, Hudgens curated some of her essentials on its dedicated store.

Ahead, the actress breaks down what she’s shopping for ahead of her annual trip to the desert and why she considers those pieces a Coachella essential.