The world knows that Duchess Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry are expecting their first baby since October 15, 2018, when Kensington Palace officially announced it through social media.

From that point on, several speculations have been created around the couple and the upcoming child. Stories about Meghan expecting twins, that she is having a boy or girl, and even that she is not actually pregnant have filled the internet.

A gender ‘fluid’ royal child?

The most recent one came from “Vanity Fair,” a well-known outlet that posts news about the Royals frequently.

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According to them and their sources, Meghan apparently told her friends that she and Harry were expecting a boy during the highly publicized baby shower in New York last month.

Apart from that, the Duchess also reportedly told her trusted friends that she planned to raise her son without gender-stereotyping. It means that the child would grow up being flexible about their gender identity – blue and toy cars are not strictly masculine, and pink and Barbie dolls are not essentially feminine.

The source of Vanity Fair remarked that Meghan used the word “fluid” and that neither she nor Harry would be imposing any stereotypes to their baby.

The source said: “The Sussexes have already planned a gender-neutral nursery and opted for whites and grays over conventional blue and pink color ways, and this seems to be in line with Meghan’s ideas about how to raise children.”

However, it was not the way Harry and Meghan were raised.

Both Princes Harry and William grew up playing with toy guns, cars, and soldiers, while the Duchess of Sussex played with dolls as a girl, so it would be somehow surprising see them opting for such a “progressive” approach regarding their child.

They wouldn’t be the only high-profile couple doing so, though.

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Kate Hudson recently made headlines by saying that she was raising her daughter “genderless,” explaining that she wanted her children to “feel free to be exactly who they want to be.”

Kensington Palace denies the allegation

Before the rumors kept spreading, a spokesperson of Kensington Palace told “Hello! Magazine” that the story was “totally false.” Even though people wanted them to dig into the matter, it was all they shared.

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have kept a secret as many details about their upcoming baby as possible, which is why the report that Meghan told her friends the gender of her child might also be a lie.

At the moment, the couple is fulfilling their royal duties, including their recent trip to Morocco, and enjoying the last days of the pregnancy as Meghan is expected to give birth in late-April or early-May.