The Real Reason Prince Charles Hopes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have a Girl

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will soon be welcoming their first child together. And while people have their opinions about the gender of Meghan and Harry’s baby, it seems that those in the royal family are hoping she has a girl. Prince Harry has already admitted he wants a girl but it’s likely that Prince Charles does, too — here’s why.

Prince Charles, Meghan Markle Prince Harry, and Royal Family
Prince Charles, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and other members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Prince Harry has said in the past he’s hoping for a girl

It seems that the royal family as a whole is leaning toward wanting the newest royal baby to be a girl rather than a boy. While Meghan and Harry would likely be ecstatic as long as they have a healthy baby, it doesn’t hurt to prefer one over the other. Shortly after Harry and Meghan announced their pregnancy, Harry was caught on camera saying he hopes the baby is a girl. While Harry was in Australia last October, a fan yelled out, “I hope it’s a girl,” to which Harry replied, “So do I.” However, it seems that Meghan and Harry don’t know the baby’s gender.  

Prince Charles always wanted a girl of his own — and he’s very close with Princess Charlotte

In an interview with Princess Diana, it was shockingly revealed that Prince Charles was extremely disappointed to learn that Harry was a boy, Good Housekeeping reported. The Prince of Wales had supposedly always wanted a daughter, and he was severely saddened when he learned otherwise. Diana had said she saw Harry’s gender prior the birth but refrained from telling Charles because she was worried what he would think. She also suggested that Harry’s birth was the beginning of the downward spiral between the two. When Princess Charlotte was born, Charles instantly took a liking to her. The two are very close.

Some people are already convinced the couple will have a girl

Harry and Meghan have been pretty mute as far as details about the baby go, but they have let a few things slip. Meghan said in January that the baby is due in late April. And the couple has been spending plenty of time getting the baby’s nursery ready. But the two have still said they do not know the baby’s gender; yet some people are convinced the couple is having a girl. According to Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker, the pattern of betting is consistent with the baby’s gender being female, Mirror reported. Although the company didn’t entirely explain its algorithm, Paddy Power seems incredibly convinced that the baby will be a girl.

Meghan recently had a baby shower in New York

While no one can be sure what Meghan is having until the baby actually arrives, the unknown gender hasn’t put a damper on the excitement. If anything, it’s only added to it. Meghan recently made a surprise trip to New York to have a baby shower with close friends. It was a chance for Meghan to escape the royal life for a few days before the new baby arrives in just over two months. And since Meghan will be permanently busy with royal engagements, she might not get to see her friends too often. But everyone seems incredibly excited for the newest member of the family to arrive.

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