The Real Reason Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Decorated Their Baby’s Nursery In Neutral Colors

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting prepared to welcome their first child into the world, and the royal newlyweds are over the moon with excitement. In Oct. 2018, Kensington Palace announced, “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.”

Now that Markle is in her third and final trimester of pregnancy –the pair are getting ready to move into their new home Frogmore House– a sprawling mansion outside of London. They are also putting the final touches on their baby’s nursery. Royal insider Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight, “Behind the scenes, she and Harry are really happy at the moment. They are super excited about the spring birth of their baby. [Meghan] has told friends that this is the most exciting [time], the happiest period in her life… I’m told that she is upbeat and that she is happy.” Here’s what we know about Baby Sussex’s nursey.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

What color is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby nursery?

Since Markle and Prince Harry are renovating their new home, which includes ten bedrooms, the nursery, a gym, and a yoga studio– they have total control over how the nursery will look. Nicholl explained, “Don’t expect to see any baby pink or baby blue. Apparently, it’s going to be a monochrome palette—whites and grays, I’m told, will be the color theme for baby Sussex’s nursery.”

The real reason the nursery is decorated with neutral colors

Royal protocol says that parents-to-be cannot reveal their baby’s gender until after he or she is born, so most royals choose not to find out the gender at all. Markle and the prince have no clue if their baby will be a boy or a girl, so they’ve decided to keep things neutral. Nicholl explained, “They’ve decided not to find out the sex, but according to sources who are helping with [their new home] renovations, the nursery itself is going to be very modern.”

Since both the duke and duchess are outspoken feminists who don’t feel like either gender should be placed in a box. when can see why they opted away from the standard pink and blues that most nurseries have. Also, a neutral palette makes things much easier when it comes to redecorating as Baby Sussex gets older.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

When is Meghan Markle’s due date?

Initially, we were left to speculate about when Baby Sussex would make his or her debut. However, while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were visiting Birkenhead during their first public appearance of 2019, Markle gave us some more deets on her due date.

A bystander named Carla Gandy was there with her 4-year-old daughter. She told People, “We asked her how her pregnancy was going, and she said she was six months and she tapped her tummy.” This means that the duchess is due in late April or early May.

Why are the duke and duchess moving to Frogmore House?

With so much hoopla surrounding their relationship, marriage, and pregnancy, Markle and Prince Harry are looking for a bit more space and privacy than their current residence at Kensington Palace can offer. They are also looking to define themselves as royals away from Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William’s shadows. Frogmore House — which is an hour outside of London has the space and privacy for them to do just that.

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