Is Meghan Markle Having a Boy? Apparently, yes

With Meghan Markle’s due date getting closer and closer, people are more anxious than ever to know what the Duchess of Sussex is Having. While both Meghan and Prince Harry have claimed they don’t know their baby’s gender, one source confirms that Meghan actually revealed it at her New York City baby shower. Here’s what we know.

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Meghan flew to New York for a few days to celebrate her pregnancy with close friends

Meghan was able to sneak away for a few days for some much-needed downtime before the baby arrives. She flew to New York City, where she met up with friends to celebrate the bundle of joy. Serena Williams reportedly footed the $200,000 bill for the immaculate baby shower, and the attendees included Amal Clooney, Jessica Mulroney (a long time best friend of Meghan’s), some of Meghan’s former Suits co-stars, and more high-profile people. Notably, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and her best friend, Priyanka Chopra, did not attend. Still, Meghan had a seemingly great time in the Big Apple — and reportedly revealed her baby’s gender.

A source reported that Meghan revealed she’s having a boy

A source present at Meghan’s baby shower revealed that Meghan told her closest friends she and Harry are having a boy. Now, as with all royal rumors, it’s difficult to confirm the truth. But someone attending the shower told Us Weekly that Meghan couldn’t keep the gender a secret any longer. If Meghan and Harry are actually having a boy, then they’ve definitely fooled most of the world; many were convinced the two were expecting a girl.

Meghan and Harry have said in the past they hope to have a little girl

Meghan and Harry will likely be very happy with a baby boy, but they have said in the past that they do want a girl. Meghan already has a special gift she hopes to give to her future daughter; a Cartier watch engraved with her initials. Prince Harry said he wanted a girl as soon as Meghan found out she was pregnant. The two were in Australia when a fan told them he hopes they have a girl, to which Harry replied, “So do I.” But having a boy just means the couple might have to have at least one more with the hopes of getting that little girl.  

The odds are in favor of a girl — but if the rumor is true, the odds don’t mean anything

As far as the odds go, people around the world are very convinced the two are having a girl. According to Paddy Power, the betting pattern is consistent with a daughter, and people seem so convinced that the two will have a girl that they’ve already bet on several names (Diana appears to be the front runner). Everyone will be surprised if Meghan and Harry do welcome a boy, but since they never actually told the public what they’re expecting, everything is still up in the air. But as long as they have a healthy baby, they should be happy.

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