Meghan reportedly said baby’s sex will be a ‘surprise’ and that Harry would be a ‘fantastic’ dad
On January 14, during the royal couple’s first official engagement for the year, Meghan told well-wishers that Prince Harry is “going to be a fantastic father” while they want the sex of the baby to be a surprise.
Prince Harry and Meghan met with locals in Birkenhead, Wirral during a walkabout as Meghan also spoke of their first bundle of joy due to arrive in April.
"We really believe in the work that Tomorrow’s Women is doing but having spoken to all of you, we very much believe in each and every one of you. You are an inspiration to so many people." — The Duchess of Sussex @TomorrowsWomen #RoyalVisitBirkenhead pic.twitter.com/nqQyfF8fuQ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 14, 2019
Excitedly Meghan shared with women in the crowd that she is six months pregnant and that she and Prince Harry decided to keep the baby’s sex a surprise.
Rebecca Blundell, a mother of three, living in Birkenhead brought her two daughters along to the event and got to speak to the royal couple.
According to Rebecca, Prince Harry came over to talk to them, he knelt in order to speak to 2-year-old Lottie, and then to 6-year-old Lily. After enquiring after her name, he turned around to walk off but turned back and asked whether Lily is spelled with an I or Y.
Immediately this stuck out to Rebecca as a name choice the Royals may be mauling over. Then Meghan’s came over and gushed about what a fantastic father she envisions Prince Harry will be. The fan, Rebecca told Meghan that the Duchess would be a great mother as well, which Meghan found touching.
The purpose of the royal couple’s first official engagement for the year was to visit organizations who empower and support groups in the community.
Prince Harry and Meghan knelt as 16 randomly chosen pupils, who are all blind, got to meet the couple as they allowed the youngsters to feel their faces.
During their visit, Meghan received bouquets and also an adorable baby jumper with the words, ‘Born in 2019’ from Megan O’Carroll and her eight-year-old son, Harry Edwards, from St. Werburgh.
👏 A fantastic performance @TheHiveYZ – which provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves, building key skills and raising their aspirations and confidence. #RoyalVisitBirkenhead pic.twitter.com/napAblODag— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 14, 2019
The Duke and Duchess then traveled to a Feeding Birkenhead citizen’s supermarket and community cafe, called Number 7, where they officially opened the new premises during their surprise visit.
Today was another first for the Duchess of Sussex as she paid a visit to one of her newly announced patronages, the animal group Mayhew in Kensal Green, London.
At @TheMayhew The Duchess of Sussex meets Wully, a formerly homeless Pet Refuge service user, and his two dogs Azzy and Gallis — Wully was helped by Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officers. pic.twitter.com/exYEOu2Ed0— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 16, 2019
Meghan stepped out in a cream maternity dress by H&M with an Armani coat and received a warm welcome from volunteers, staff, and beneficiaries.
A dog owner herself, the Duchess saw first hand how the charity operates, what their ongoing projects are and how everything is designed to improve the lives of both people and animals.
While being pregnant and on her feet often, especially during official engagements, it must be a relief to the Duchess of Sussex that she had learned one trick long ago.
Meghan has been spotted on numerous occasions wearing shoes that seem just a tad too big. Harriet Davey, a fashion expert, shared the reason:
"Celebs often go a size up, or even two, in the shoe department when they're at an event or on the red carpet, and it's for one reason we can all relate to — to avoid blisters."
Hopefully, Meghan has shoes big enough to accommodate any swelling she may have during her pregnancy while out and about.
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