Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Won’t Have a Gender Reveal Party

Fans following Meghan Markle’s pregnancy closely no doubt are looking for any and all signs that could clue them into whether Markle and Prince Harry are having a boy or girl. From small signs seen at the Duchess of Sussex’s baby shower, to clues about how she’s carrying during her pregnancy, fans have been eager to find out Baby Sussex’s gender.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Morocco.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Yui Mok – Pool/Getty Images

Small clues about Baby Sussex’s gender so far

Fans have speculated on a number of occasions and so far, there aren’t any clear signs that point to whether Baby Sussex will be a boy or a girl. When flowers in shades of pink were seen delivered to The Mark hotel where Markle’s shower was held, people thought that must be a sign that they’re having a girl.

Then again, when Markle’s pal, Abigail Spencer, was seen arriving with a gift wrapped in blue, many believed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are having a boy.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t have a gender reveal party

Baby gender reveal parties are all the rage now, it seems, as expectant parents deliver the news of their baby’s gender to party guests by popping balloons that reveal pink or blue confetti or cut into a cake which is colored inside with the identifying gender color.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle definitely won’t be having a gender reveal party, as Markle remarked earlier this month that they don’t know their baby’s gender. Markle was overheard telling a guest at the Endeavor Fund Awards who asked if the couple was having a boy or a girl: “We don’t know. Yes, we decided to keep it a secret.”

Video of the exchange landed online, as Markle explained: “That way we’ll have something… And it’s one of those things, like, no matter what it is, it’s still going to be a surprise.”

As she explained that the gender would be secret, she touched her baby bump and fans couldn’t help but feel that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should know this bit of news before it becomes public to the world.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are keeping their baby’s gender a ‘surprise’

Those following along with Markle’s pregnancy might have noted another time when a young girl asked her about her pregnancy during the couple’s visit to Birkenhead earlier in the year.

Kitty Dudley shared her exchange with the Duchess, noting: “Meghan came up to me and asked me how old I was and where I went to school. I could see her bump and I asked if she was having a boy or a girl and she said, ‘We don’t know whether it’s a boy or girl, we are keeping it as a surprise.’”

When will Baby Sussex be born?

Reports of Markle’s due date vary, as the only specifics that seem to be known are “spring 2019,” according to Kensington Palace’s official announcement. When pal George Clooney recently defended Markle, he mentioned that she was “seven months pregnant.”

Cosmopolitan did some math for those trying to pinpoint an exact due date and landed at around May 10. If that’s true, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fans have a bit of a wait to find out the baby’s gender.