Meghan Markle pregnancy: When is her due date, is it a boy or girl and what are favourite baby names?

12 April 2021, 14:45

When is Meghan Markle's due date, what will she call her baby and do we know the gender? Here's what we know...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced earlier this year that they are expecting their second baby, and many people have been theorising about the tot's potential name.

A spokesperson for the couple said in a statement: "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

Meghan and Harry are expecting their second baby
Meghan and Harry are expecting their second baby. Picture: PA

Harry and Meghan also shared a gorgeous black and white photo of themselves sat under a tree, where Harry is seen resting his hand on his wife's head as she cradles her baby bump.

Photographer Misan Harriman, a lifelong friend of the couple who took the picture, wrote on Twitter: "Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!"

Are they having a boy or girl?

Meghan Markle announced that they were having a girl during her interview with Oprah.

When Oprah asked Harry how he felt about having a daughter, he replied: "Amazing. Just grateful. 

"To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing. But to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for. We’ve got our family—the four of us and our two dogs."

What will the baby name be?

We don't yet know what the couple will call their baby, but Betfair recently unveiled a list of favourite names.

Diana is 4/1 favourite, with Allegra second favourite at 12/1.

The full list of odds is below:

Diana: 4/1
Allegra: 11/1
Isabella: 12/1
Alice: 14/1
Abigail: 14/1
Kamala: 16/1
Grace: 18/1
Alexandra: 18/1
Emily: 20/1
Victoria: 20/1
Ivy: 20/1
Sarah: 25/1
Celia: 25/1
Doria: 25/1
Augusta: 33/1
Edith: 33/1
Mary: 40/1
Oprah: 50/1
Fiona: 50/1
Eugenie: 50/1
Frances: 66/1
Camilla: 66/1
Theresa: 100/1
Nicola: 100/1
Melania: 200/1

When is Meghan Markle's due date?

Meghan's due date hasn't officially been confirmed, but reports have suggested that the baby is due in the Spring.

A source told US Weekly: "Harry and Meghan have always wanted a couple of kids — a little brother or sister for Archie, and they’re excitedly planning for the arrival of their bundle of joy. It’s a dream come true.

"Meghan fell pregnant again toward the end of last year. The baby is due at the end of spring."

Harry and Meghan are already parents to a son, Archie, who was born in May 2019.

Meghan and Harry are already parents to Archie
Meghan and Harry are already parents to Archie. Picture: PA

In November of last year, Meghan announced that she had tragically suffered a miscarriage in the summer of 2020.

Writing in the New York Times, she said: "After changing his [Archie's] diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second. Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand."

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