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7 Apr 2019

MeghanMarkle's iCandy pram - has she made the right choice?

The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly shunning the royal tradition of going for a Silver Cross pram. Find out what our experts think

Expectant parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly planning to use an iCandy pushchair for their forthcoming baby, due some time in April.

There's not been any official confirmation, but if it's true it marks a big change, breaking centuries of tradition which has seen the British royal family typically opt for a Silver Cross pram.

We've reviewed all the most popular iCandy and Silver Cross pushchairs, including the newest launches from both iconic buggy brands.

Find out how the two top pushchair brands compare and whether the Sussexes have made the right decision.

Or go straight to our round up of theBest pushchairs.

iCandy pushchairs and prams

iCandy Peach 5 - from £999

The iCandy Peach 5 is a bestseller and arguably iCandy's most iconic pushchair.

It has a reversible seat unit so your baby can face you or the world, and you can use it with a number of Best Buy car seats or a carrycot.

A standout feature of the Peach is the elevator adaptors which raise the seat height, so it can double up as a high chair when eating out and it's also useful if you have trouble bending down too far.

Read our iCandy Peach 5 review to see whether it's a pram fit for the first child of Prince Harry and Meghan, and take a look at our iCandy Peach Blossom 5 review to check how it fares in double mode if you're thinking about using it with twins or siblings.

iCandy Peach All Terrain - from £1,080

The Peach All-Terrain is a sportier and more rugged version of the Peach.

Like the Peach it is travel-system compatible, it has a reversible seat unit and the fabrics for the seat unit and carrycot share the same frame so you have less to store at home.

It might catch Harry and Meghan's eye as it comes with two different wheel options, allowing you to swap between four wheels for the city and three wheels to make it more agile on rugged terrain.

Is this the best pushchair to take on walks around Frogmore Cottage where the pair lives or is there anything to be wary of? Read our iCandy Peach All-Terrain review to find out.

iCandy Lime - from £650

The newest launch from iCandy is the Lime, which is one of the brand's most affordable pushchairs.

iCandy claims the Lime has an innovative compact fold. There's also an integrated ride-on board, which will come in useful if Meghan and Harry have a second child.

The full package includes the Lime pushchair, carrycot, car seat adaptors, elevator adaptors and a rain cover, as well as a footmuff and seat-liner to keep baby warm and snug.

We are currently putting this pushchair through our full, rigorous tests, but in the meantime read our iCandy Lime first look review for our first impressions.

Silver Cross pushchair and prams

Silver Cross Coast - £950

If Harry wanted to follow in William and Kate's footsteps and go for a Silver Cross pram, the new Silver Cross Coast would be an option to consider.

It's travel-system compatible, the seat is reversible and, similar to the Peach, it has elevators to raise your baby closer to you. The elevators are also handy if you convert it into a double pushchair for twins or siblings as it means more room between seats.

The Coast package includes a reversible seat liner, mosquito net, rain cover, cup holder and Simplicity car-seat adaptors, and you can also buy a folding carrycot stand to use the ventilated carrycot for the occasional overnight sleep.

If you think this might be the pushchair for you, read our Silver Cross Coast review and Silver Cross Coast double review to see how well both modes coped with our tough safety and durability tests.

Silver Cross Horizon - £695

Another alternative is the Silver Cross Horizon. This from-birth pushchair comes complete with a baby nest to turn the seat into a lie-flat pramette to use with your newborn baby.

This means you won't have to buy or store a separate carrycot, so might appeal to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex if they're not fans of clutter.

The Horizon package also comes with a seat liner, apron pack, rain cover and a matching changing bag with thermal bottle holder and changing mat.

See how easy it is to push and if it would be suited to the types of terrain you experience on your daily route in our Silver Cross Horizon review.

Silver Cross Jet - £275

Prince Harry and Meghan are frequently jetting off to different countries, in which case they might want to opt for the Silver Cross Jet.

Designed for globe-trotting families, this travel system-compatible stroller is pretty lightweight, and it folds down ultra-compact so it can fit into plane overhead luggage compartments.

It also has a protective travel cover and a telescopic handle so you can wheel it like a small suitcase.

Go to our Silver Cross Jet review to get the lowdown.