A week ago, Prince Harry and wife Meghan have started their first royal tour as a newlywed couple. And just hours after landing in Sydney, Kensington Palace announced the two are expecting their first child in the spring.
Dad-to-be Harry has revealed his wish after a spectator congratulated him on the pregnancy at an Invictus Games event in Sydney on Sunday.
The bystander was heard shouting: ‘Congratulations, I hope it’s a girl’, to which Harry responded: ‘So do I!’
The sweet moment was caught on a video which was posted by the Instagram fan account, Harry_Meghn_Up.
Considering Harry’s comment the couple still doesn’t know the gender of their unborn baby.
Speaking at a reception on Tuesday, Harry said: ‘We genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby… be it a boy or girl.’
But now we know that the prince might be hoping to welcome a daughter.
During an engagement visit last week, Harry and Meghan chatted with a woman named Jessica and played with her 5-month-old daughter Harriet.
“As soon as I introduced my daughter to Harry, he said, ‘That’s a great name.'” Jessica said, according to British press reports. “Maybe they will choose it for their own child, which would be fun.”
According to bookmaker William Hill, the name Victoria took the first place at 8/1. The name is a leading favorite for a girl for Ladbrokes as well at 8-1. Alice and Elizabeth are also tied at 8-1.
Ladbrokes bets place Albert and Arthur closely behind at 10-1 for a boy, while William Hill has Alexander up at 7-1.
The names Diana and Charles are also in the game.
This morning pregnant Meghan was set to present the medals at a road cycling event for the Invictus Games alongside Prince Harry.
However, she chose to rest after a late night watching the Invictus Games opening ceremony on Saturday evening. According to insider, Harry had encouraged his wife to slow down after she felt tired the night before.
But she was back again by lunchtime to attend a lunch with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at The Pavilion Restaurant, and later in the afternoon to watch the sailing.