Prince Harry says he would like his first child with Meghan Markle to be a girl

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in Australia as part of their 16-day royal tour and the Duchess of Sussex is cutting back on her hectic schedule given her pregnancy


                            Prince Harry says he would like his first child with Meghan Markle to be a girl

It looks like the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry is rooting for a baby girl! The 34-year-old and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, are currently in Australia as part of their 16-day royal tour. 

When they arrived in Australia, Kensington Palace broke the news that the happy couple is expecting their first child together. The pair had a very busy week full of royal engagements and the palace shared that the Duchess of Sussex would be cutting back on her hectic schedule given that she is pregnant. On Sunday, she skipped one event which was an Invictus Games cycling competition where Prince Harry went alone. 

At the event, a female fan called out to Prince Harry while he was walking on the side of the cycling path and said, "I hope it's a girl!" to which Prince Harry responded saying, "So do I". A video that was posted on Instagram captured the interaction.

A day after Kensington Palace announced Meghan Markle's pregnancy, Prince Harry told his fans in Australia, "We also genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, whether it's a boy or a girl".

During their visit, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also spoke to a woman named Jessica and her five-month-old daughter Harriet. Jessica said, "As soon as I introduced my daughter to Harry, he said, 'That's a great name'. Maybe they will choose it for their own child, which would be fun".

Last week, it was reported that Meghan Markle had recently had her 12-week ultrasound. It is possible to find out the gender of the baby via a blood test at this stage. The royal couple did not address whether Meghan took a blood test or not. 

Meghan Markle had recently had her 12-week ultrasound (Getty Images)
Meghan Markle had recently had her 12-week ultrasound (Getty Images)

British royal couples do not reveal the gender of the baby before they are born and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did exactly the same thing when it came to the birth of their three children- Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. 

As reported by the Sunday Times, whether Meghan and Harry have a boy or a girl, they will not be seeking any official royal role for the child. Prince Harry's aunt Princess Anne had also turned down all royal titles for her children Zara Tindall and Pete Phillips. Both Meghan and Harry are hoping that their son or daughter will grow up to what Harry described as a "relatively normal life".