Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Don't Know the Sex of Their Baby Yet

On Monday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited Birkenhead, England. There was a lot of baby talk and the Duchess of Sussex revealed she didn't know the baby's gender because she wants it to be a surprise.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a packed schedule today for their visit to in Birkenhead, England. They greeted a crowd of fans, had mint tea and lemon cake, and dropped by organizations like Tomorrow's Women (opens in new tab) and The Hive Wirral Youth Zone (opens in new tab). The Duchess of Sussex arrived in bright spirits and an even brighter ensemble consisting of a purple Aritzia dress (opens in new tab) and red Sentaler coat (opens in new tab). As she walked around town in her red pumps and met with locals, the conversations, of course, touched on her royal baby.

Meghan let it slip that she is currently six months pregnant (opens in new tab) and that her due date was sometime at the end of April/early Mary. However, there was one crucial piece of information she withheld.

According to Rebecca English, Meghan reportedly told a fan that she and Prince Harry didn't know whether the baby was a boy or girl. The reason? She wants it to be a complete "surprise."

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In today's world of over-the-top gender reveals (opens in new tab), this reasoning is refreshing and, to be honest, not completely shocking coming from the Duchess of Sussex. She marches to the beat of her own drum (opens in new tab).

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Marina Liao
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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.