Could Meghan Markle And Kate Middleton Both Be Pregnant Again?

Prince William and Kate Middleton have three small children – Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1 – and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison, back in May. But, rumors are starting to swirl that both Middleton and Markle are pregnant again, and two new royal babies will arrive next year.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Betting on babies

Despite the numerous additions to the royal family in recent years, bookies in the UK believe that the chances are high two more babies will arrive in 2020. According to The Express, they have slashed the odds that both Middleton and Markle will give birth next year down to just 3:1.

“We’re anticipating a huge year for the royals in 2020 with not one but two new additions seemingly on their way,” said Alex Apati of Ladbrokes, a British gaming company.

Even though oddsmakers believe the royal family will continue to grow next year, Prince Harry recently revealed that he and Meghan Markle will have a maximum of two children due to environmental concerns. However, Kate Middleton might be ready for baby number four.

An insider says that the Duchess of Cambridge is “prepared to put herself through another pregnancy” despite the fact that she has suffered from severe morning sickness – hyperemesis gravidarum – during her first three pregnancies.

This condition is quite severe compared to traditional morning sickness, with some expectant mothers reportedly suffering from hypotension and being sick up to 50 times a day. During her pregnancies, Kate Middleton was hospitalized several times due to her condition.

A pregnancy expert says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wait two years

Talking about a second pregnancy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex just weeks after welcoming their first child is jumping the gun, says pregnancy expert Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez. Royal fans might be ready for Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to have a little brother or sister, but the World Health Organization recommends waiting two years between pregnancies because of the risks involved.

Fowles-Gutierrez says that women who conceive within six months of giving birth are at a 70 percent higher risk of preterm birth compared to women who wait one to two years.

“Women, like Meghan, approaching 40, might feel pressured to leave closer gaps between babies. That’s understandable as pregnancy over the age of 40 is can be considered high risk,” said the midwife. “However, I would still not recommend or advocate leaving a gap of less than 12 months between babies.”

The betting odds for a Harry and Meghan baby announcement in the next year are 8:1, but for 2021, they drop to 2:1.

Oddsmakers say Prince William and Kate Middleton’s family will continue to grow

Some UK bookies believe both royal couples will announce pregnancies in the next year, while others believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wait a little longer. But, the universal consensus among British oddsmakers is that Prince William and Kate Middleton will announce they are expecting baby number four in 2019.

Coral currently has the odds of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announcing a pregnancy by the end of the year at one in two.

“Much has been made of Prince Harry’s comments that he and Meghan will most likely only have two children,” said Coral spokesman Harry Aitkenhead. “However, we think Kate and Will’s family will continue to grow and make them odds on to announce a fourth baby in 2019.”

The chances of Kate Middleton being pregnant right now are almost zero. She recently competed in the King’s Cup regatta at Cowes, Isle of Wight, and hyperemesis gravidarum would have made it nearly impossible for her to sail in a competition.