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Many eyes are on Meghan Markle as the world waits for her baby to arrive. But if you’re expecting a little one of your own, no doubt your focus is on preparing for your new baby’s arrival instead. And if you’re due in late April or early May, perhaps you’ve considered that your baby might share a birthday with the newest member of the British royal family.
We can’t promise your little one will have all the luxuries of baby Sussex. But if your baby is in fact born on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child, you are eligible for a big perk. You can win a major prize in Pure Leaf’s Royal TEA Sweepstakes: a family photo session worth $2,000 and a chance at $10,000.
Borrowing from the tradition of official portraits being taken following the birth of a royal family member, Pure Leaf will be giving 10 American families their own private portrait session with world-renowned photographer Yaron Leshem, as long as their baby was born on the same day as the new royal. One of these families will also receive the grand prize, $10,000 in cash.
If you’re one of the lucky families, you have to be available on the date stipulated by the contest’s sponsor, Pepsi/Lipton Tea Partnership. The photo shoot takes place in the winners’ hometowns. Also, 50 additional families will receive a $100 gift card to photo service Shutterfly. If you win this prize, you can take your own photos and have them printed out or made into a book.
To enter, simply post a picture announcing the birth of your baby on Instagram or Twitter and tag @PureLeaf and #PureLeafRoyalTEASweepstakes. The sweepstakes submissions period begins the day Markle gives birth and ends seven days later at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Although you have seven days to submit the entry, remember your baby has to be born on the same day as the new royal. Also, make sure your Instagram or Twitter is set to public, so Pure Leaf can see the photo you post. You’ll have to follow @PureLeaf on your social media platform of choice until winners are announced. If you are lucky enough to win, you’ll receive a direct message within a day or two of the contest’s closing and must respond within 48 hours.
You can find the full official rules on Pure Leaf’s website. Pure Leaf’s newest arrival, Herbal Tea Iced Hibiscus with Passionfruit, is in stores now. Your photo shoot will likely have some hibiscus accents as a result!
Are you or do you know someone who is expecting a baby soon? Better alert them now!