The Real Reason People are Convinced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Having a Girl

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new baby. The couple announced their pregnancy a few months ago, and the public can’t get enough of Meghan’s bump. However, the two have decided they’re going to keep the gender reveal a surprise. But one major clue has led some people to believe Meghan and Harry will be having a baby girl.

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Some believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting a girl. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy in October 2018

Meghan and Harry told the world about their newest family member back in October 2018. The couple had been together since 2016, and by 2017, they were engaged. In traditional royal fashion, they didn’t have a very long engagement. The couple wed in a televised ceremony watched by millions around the world. And they had said prior to marrying that they were very excited to start a family. It didn’t take long for the couple to get pregnant. They announced the new baby in October, which means they were likely pregnant by July. Now, the public has been obsessed with the royal bump.

The couple has decided to keep the baby’s gender a surprise

Meghan and Harry have decided they don’t want to know the gender of their baby prior to its birth. This is actually royal protocol, though Meghan is no stranger to breaking royal rules, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if she opted to learn what she was having. However, it appears the two don’t want to know. Prince William and Kate Middleton also didn’t know the gender of any of their three children before they were born. Harry once said he was hoping for a girl, but the couple probably just wants a healthy baby more than anything. But some are convinced that Harry may get his wish.

Bookies are convinced the betting pattern means Meghan will be having a girl

Each time a royal family member is expecting, there are plenty of bets on whether the baby will be a boy or girl. And now, bookies are convinced they’ve found a hidden clue that proves Meghan and Harry are having a girl. Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker, suggests that the pattern of betting is what has determined the baby’s gender. According to Mirror, the company has reported an “identical pattern of betting” consistent with the likelihood that the baby will be a girl. “The flow of bets over the course of today has been almost as heavy as the general goodwill towards the couple – and we’re now convinced they’re having a girl,” a spokesman for the company said in January.

Many people believe the couple may name their daughter Diana

The bets on what the royal baby’s name will be also fall into the pattern of having a girl, based on past royal babies. While it’s unclear whether the public will be right in its prediction, many believe that if the couple does have a girl, Harry and Meghan will name her Diana after Harry’s late mother. In terms of bets, Diana is overwhelmingly the favorite choice. However, nobody suspected Will and Kate would name their son Louis, so the public may not be right about what Harry and Meghan decide to call the royal baby.

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