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

Ever since it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were expecting their first child, there have been reports almost daily about everything from when the due date is to what names they have picked out. Of course, there has also been tons of speculation about the baby’s gender and now some royal watchers and fans are convinced that the retired actress is having a boy.

Here’s why people believe the Duchess of Sussex is going to give birth to a baby boy and how Markle responded when she was asked what she was having.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images

All bets were on a girl previously

Almost immediately after Markle’s pregnancy was announced, people started placing bets on what they thought the baby’s gender would be and for months the most popular pick had been a girl.

In January, a spokesperson for the Irish betting site Paddy Power noted that the pattern of betting gave reason to believe Markle and Harry would be welcoming a daughter.

“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,” the spokesman said.

Why people now believe she’s expecting a boy

Meghan Markle
Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Image

While most people had money on girl for quite a while that all changed in February.

The Express reported that bets shifted by the middle of the month from a girl to a boy. Bookmaker Ladbrokes said that “All bets placed on the gender of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby since the start of this week have favored a boy.”

So why do people think the duchess is having a boy now? Well, the pair hasn’t cut down on their public engagements and many believe that Markle’s appearance may signal what she’s expecting. According to Amanda Bude, a midwife from Groovy Babies, the way the former Suits star is carrying her baby could be an indicator.

Bude said women who carry “wide and low” are thought to be having a girl while women who carry “high and pointy” are more likely to have a boy. The midwife explained that judging by Markle’s bump she looks to be having a boy because she is carrying “high and pointy” not “wide and low.” However, Bude acknowledged that there is no scientific research to support the theory.

Markle and Harry are keeping the gender a secret

We won’t know for sure what the duke and duchess are having until the birth because the couple said that even they don’t know.

At the Endeavour Fund Awards on Feb. 7, 2019, Markle was heard saying that she and Harry did not want to find out the sex prior to the baby’s birth.

“We don’t know,” the prince’s wife was heard saying when asked what she was having, before adding, “We decided to keep it a secret.”

Not finding out the child’s gender is common with royals. Prince William and Kate Middleton also reportedly didn’t know the sex of their children before they were born and even if they did it is against royal protocol to reveal that information to the public before the child has arrived.

For Markle and Harry we’re guessing it doesn’t really matter to them whether they have a boy or a girl just as long as their baby is healthy.

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