Here's what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children would look like
When I was younger, my favorite talk show was Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and one popular reoccurring segment was "If They Mated." In the sketch, they'd take pictures of two celebrities that were dating - say, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart - and mash up their faces to create a grotesque image of their offspring. The result was always hilarious, looking more like a monster than human.
However, technology has come a long way in the past twenty years. Forensic artists can do amazing things with digital photography. For example, if a serial killer went into hiding fifty years ago, they can use age progression technology to accurately predict what he or she would look like today. Also, they can use their skills for much more important tasks, like predicting what the children of celebrities will look like!
On Monday, Prince Harry officially announced his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. Now Royal Wedding Fever is once again sweeping the globe. Yesterday we got a glimpse of Meghan's dazzling engagement ring, which featured diamonds from the personal collection of the late Princess Diana. But there's still so much to look forward to - like the wedding in Spring 2018. What will Meghan's wedding dress look like? What will the rest of the Royal Family wear? Will Piers Morgan crash the ceremony, drunk, and say something stupid? We hope so!
Also, it's fun to imagine what their progeny might look like. In their first interview as a couple, they revealed plans to "start a family in the future." But come on, "the future"? That's so vague. What does that mean? One year? Ten years? Twenty years? We don't have that much time! We're busy people. We don't even have time to cook Pop-Tarts - we eat them raw, out of the wrapper, like animals.
Well, if you're the type of person who has no patience, and loves spoilers, we've got great news. U.S. forensic artist Joe Mullens studied recent photos of Prince Harry and Meghan, then crafted images of what their son and daughter might look like. Thankfully, these children look nothing like the hideous mutants on Conan's "If They Mated."
In the first image, we see a little girl who shares a lot of Meghan's features.
In the second image, we see a little boy who closely resembles Prince Harry (especially with the hairline).
What do you think? Are these pictures convincing? Would you want to know what your kids look like in advance?
Personally, I don't think we're going far enough with this technology. I want to know what Prince Harry and Meghan's kids will look like as teenagers, young adults, middle-aged adults and old geezers. I also want to know what Prince Harry's Meghan's hypothetical kids would look like if they married Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's kids, Saint and North. Get on it, forensic artist Joe Mullins. This is important.