- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019.
- The official announcement came from Kensington Palace on Oct. 15th, hours before the couple left for a tour of the South Pacific.
- Details on Baby Sussex are few, but speculation is already high.
Well, that didn’t take too long.
It’s only been a few months since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot, and already another Royal Baby Watch is in full swing.
For anyone even loosely interested in the newlyweds, their baby news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Both Meghan and Harry have been vocal about their desire for kids, Meghan is in her late-30s, and they have never been a couple to waste time (they dated for roughly a year before announcing their engagement, then married about 6 months later).
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. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
Also of little-to-no surprise? The amount of speculation already happening over the future Lord or Lady Mountbatten-Windsor. The oddsmakers at Bovada are capitalizing on the popularity of Markle and the People’s Prince with props on their first-born.
When Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s First Baby Be Born?
|What month will Harry and Meghan’s baby be born in?||Odds at Bovada|
We know that Baby is due to be born in the spring of 2019, but that is about all we know at this point. Most experts are leaning towards April, considering the Duchess is around 4 months pregnant already. Baby would really have to overstay its welcome to make it to May. If you want value, you’re better off betting on an early arrival than a late one.
Odds on Where the New Royal Will Be Born
|Which nation will Harry and Meghan’s baby be born in?||Odds|
I can understand why people may think Meghan would want her child to be born in her home country, gaining dual citizenship and paying homage to her own roots. And granted, Harry and Meghan do have a tendency to follow the beat of their own drum.
Still, this is a royal baby and barring any unforeseen circumstances, you should take the obvious bet here.
Will The Royal Baby Be a Boy, Twins, or Red-Head like Dad?
|Gender of Harry and Meghan’s first child||Odds|
One of the most pressing questions is also one of the most unknowable. Prince Harry may want their first baby to be a girl, but Mother Nature is going to have the last say here. Take your shot in the dark or make your call based on how Meghan carries the baby – however you swing your vote, odds are the same in either direction.
Unless you think Harry knows something we don’t, and in that case…
|Will Harry and Meghan’s first born have red hair?||Odds|
A little red-headed babe would be pretty cute, but genetically speaking, chances of the newborn Lord or Lady taking after Daddy are pretty slim.
|Will Meghan’s pregnancy result in twins?||Odds|
Official statements so far have only alluded to there being one, er, being in utero.
It is a long-shot, but you’re looking at a pretty pay-day should another set of royal twins make an appearance.
However, some speculators are wondering whether or not the Duchess advanced maternal age could have led the couple to seek out IVF – known to increase chances of multiples. It is a long-shot, but you’re looking at a pretty pay-day should another set of royal twins make an appearance.
Odds that Harry and Meghan Name the Baby After Diana
|What will Harry and Meghan name their baby?||Odds|
This is undoubtedly the big question. Will the People’s Prince name his firstborn after the People’s Princess?
Of course, that first hinges on the baby being a girl, but regardless, “Diana” is still leading the pack by quite a stretch. The couple aren’t bound to tradition in quite the same way as Prince William and Kate Middleton were when naming their children; Harry and Meghan’s child won’t be a direct heir to the throne.
So, there is a much stronger possibility that the late Princess Diana gains a namesake than when Princess Charlotte was born.
What do you think? Will Harry and Meghan name their first born a traditionally royal name or will they opt for something a bit more from the heart? Let us know in the comments below!
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