Despite Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce in 1996, Prince Harry has always maintained a good relationship with his late mother’s family. In fact, the Spencers continue to be involved with the royal family, especially now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are just weeks away from welcoming their first child.

The involvement of Princess Diana’s family with the royals is not a secret to the public. When Prince Harry and Meghan married last year, several members of the Spencer family played major roles during the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Lady Jane Fellowes and Earl Charles Spencer — all Princess Diana’s siblings — were all present during the royal wedding and became viral stars during the event. His cousins, Lady Kitty Spencer, Eliza Spencer and Louis Spencer, were also there. Before he and his wife-to-be exchanged vows at the altar, Prince Harry even had his aunt Jane take the center stage to read from the Song of Solomon.

Prior to the royal wedding, Kensington Palace released a statement confirming the Spencer family’s involvement in the wedding. “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honored that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day,” the statement read.

Now that Baby Sussex is on the way, it is not surprising that Princess Diana’s family remains an important part of the scene. Prince Harry’s maternal uncles, aunts and cousins have all been central to his life, and they are expected to be the same to Baby Sussex’s.

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prepare for their baby’s coming, they are already thinking about who Baby Sussex’s godparents will be. Although the royal couple has yet to reveal the names of those who are included in their potential list, royal expert Victoria Arbiter revealed last month that the list would most probably include Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s closest friends, as well as Prince Harry’s cousins and relatives from Princess Diana’s side of the family.

Kensington Palace confirmed that Baby Sussex was on the way in October 2018. The newest addition to the royal family is expected to arrive sometime in late April.

Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales (R); Princes William (L); and Harry applaud during the Wales vs France Five Nations Cup match at Cardiff Arms Park on February 1, 1992. JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images