While attending yet another event on their royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga this weekend, Prince Harry gave a very telling response when some local well-wishers told him they hope Meghan Markle gives birth to a girl. As seen in a video posted by a fan account, Prince Harry was walking down a road and waving to people when someone shouted out, “I hope it’s a girl!” The Duke of Sussex then shouted back, “So do I!”
Even if the parents-to-be do find out the sex of their baby some time in the next few weeks, they won’t be sharing it with the rest of us. Royal tradition dictates that members of the royal family don’t learn the sex of their children in advance; if they choose to break with this tradition, though, they’re not allowed to reveal it to the world until the child is born.
If Prince Harry and Markle’s first child is indeed a little girl, British oddsmakers are betting she’ll be named Lady Victoria, Alice, or Diana of Sussex. A son, on the other hand, is expected to be called Albert, Arthur, or Philip—and would probably also inherit one of Prince Harry’s many courtesy titles, like Earl of Dumbarton or Baron Kilkeel.
“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,” Kensington Palace posted last Monday (October 15), confirming Markle’s pregnancy. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”