Will Meghan Markle's royal baby be a boy or a girl? Fans are already predicting sex of Prince Harry’s first child
We still have about six months to wait for the actual baby to come, but a forensic artist has already shared his take on what the new royal baby could look like
Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made the news of their pregnancy public, royal fans have been going crazy with all sorts of speculations about the couple's baby. What tops the list is whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have a baby boy or a baby girl as their first child together.
We still have about six months to wait for the actual baby to come, but a forensic artist has already shared his take on what the new royal baby could look like, after combining Prince Harry and Meghan's facial attributes. Joe Mullins, who is based in Washington DC, has made certain predictions on how the royal baby would look if it's a boy or a girl, reports the Daily Mail.
According to Mullins, if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a baby girl, she would have brown eyes and black hair, while a boy would ideally have brown eyes and black hair. Mullins trained as a graphic designer before joining the police to do both age progressions of missing children and facial reconstruction from the skull.
He has insisted that his work is highly scientific, taking into account the parents' coloring, predominant genes, outstanding features, and complexions. Speaking in 2012, he said: "Over the years I have done lots of different celebrities. I did Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt when they were married."
"My day job means I have acquired a skill which means it is always in the ball park. I was inspired after seeing some other versions of celebrities' children that were done. I remember thinking 'those things look scary. I could do something more accurate'."
As of now, Prince Harry and Meghan have not revealed the sex of the baby. However, it is general protocol to check for the baby's sex around 16-20 weeks of pregnancy, so we're hoping that the Kensington Palace delivers us with those details as soon as possible.
Earlier today, the Palace broke the news through a statement on Twitter. It said: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019."
"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."
As for baby names, a source close to the soon-to-be mommy said, "Harry’s so far removed from the throne that there’s not the same kind of pressure to have a super traditional name, so apparently he suggested they go bold and modern. But Meghan’s quite fascinated by medieval English history, the Knights of the Round Table and that sort of thing, so she’s been looking at names from way back."
Reports say that the newborn will take the name of Sussex, and will not be addressed as Prince or Princess, depending upon the gender. It is also being reported that the Duke and Duchess' child will be seventh in line for the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William, his three kids (George, Charlotte, and Louis), and Prince Harry himself.
The Sun reports that bookies have already started a betting pool of royal baby names for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Some of the popular names for a boy child are Albert, Arthur, and James, while a daughter could bear the name of Victoria, Diana, or even Elizabeth. Here are the odds as supplied by Ladbrokes: Victoria 8/1, Albert 10/1, Arthur 10/1, Diana 14/1, Philip 16/1, Elizabeth 16/1, Charles 20/1 and James 20/1. Ladbrokes have given odds of 10/11 for a boy, and even for a girl.
Currently, the couple is in Australia for their first royal tour as a married couple. According to a press release from Kensington Palace, Prince Harry and Meghan's trip overseas "will focus on youth leadership, and projects being undertaken by young people to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the region" with the Invictus Games as a "major focus".