Meghan Markle's baby is already breaking royal protocol: See the Sussexes' pricey, ultra-modern stroller

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Image via Getty Images.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Image via Getty Images.

With files from Yahoo Style U.K.

Meghan Markle is already a trend-setting mom.

Although there’s still a few weeks to go until the arrival of Baby Sussex, the Duchess is making headlines for ditching royal tradition, and opting for some modern gear for her firstborn.

While the royal family has long relied on the Silver Cross pram for their high-profile tots, last week photographers snapped a delivery vehicle from London-based brand iCandy arriving at the Sussexes’ Frogmore Cottage home.

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According to the company’s website, iCandy offers luxury strollers and even customized baby transportation systems which retail for as much as $2,700 CAD.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rely on the Silver Cross pram for their royal brood. Image via Getty Images.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rely on the Silver Cross pram for their royal brood. Image via Getty Images.

We already know that Meghan and Harry have taken a unique, more modern view of pregnancy and birth – reading up on natural-birthing techniques, including hypnobirthing or home birthing,” stroller expert Emma Coffey revealed. “Their interest in iCandy also shows a departure from the traditional style of prams favoured by Kate Middleton and Prince William – and in fact Princess Diana and Prince Charles and the Queen and Prince Phillip!”

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The Sussex family isn’t the only royal fan. Cousin Zara Tindall has been spotted pushing an iCandy stroller for her two daughters.

Zara Tindall using her iCandy pram. Image via Getty Images.
Zara Tindall using her iCandy pram. Image via Getty Images.

Although pricey, reviews online for iCandy products are overwhelmingly positive. With a modern, sleek design, parents rave over the maneuverability of iCandy strollers.

One of the brand’s most popular products, the iCandy Peach ($1,764 CAD) is a fully customizable stroller, that transitions with baby from birth.

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“I loved the ease of folding this stroller,” reads a review of the brand’s Peach model from blogger Stroller Diva. “When folded, the Peach takes up remarkably little room and will fit in virtually any small car trunk. In really tight spots, the wheels can easily be removed to save space… It’s not cheap, but this is reflected in the quality.”

SHOP IT: iCandy Peach Single, $1765

If the Sussexes’ stroller is too pricey for your liking, check out these other top-rated, tricked-out strollers.

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller

Image via Nordstrom.
Image via Nordstrom.

Like the iCandy, the UPPAbaby stroller is all about functionality and growing with your little one from infancy through to the toddler years.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $899

Evenflo Pivot Xpand Modular Travel System, Stallion

Image via Evenflo.
Image via Evenflo.

If you’re looking for storage and affordability, this is the stroller for you. With up to 22 configurations, this stroller system can easily accommodate two kids with ease.

SHOP IT: Evenflo, $373

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, Orion

Image via Amazon.
Image via Amazon.

Complete with car seat and base, this is a one-stop shop for parents. With easy one-hand fold, this stroller system is both functional and stylish!

SHOP IT: Amazon, $650

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