With only weeks or maybe even days to go until little baby Sussex arrives, the Palace has finally released some information to the public about Meghan’s Birth Plan. The statement that the Palace released said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.
Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
Meghan, 37, in previous statements, has said that her due date is at the end of April or beginning of May. The royal couple has decided to keep the gender of the baby unknown, wanting it to be a surprise for everyone when the baby does arrive.
But loyal fans seem to think they already know the gender of the royal baby, as a vast number of them have been betting all their money that its a girl. Because of that, bookmakers, William Hill had to suspend all bets on the royal baby’s gender after receiving an “avalanche” of bets on a girl.
“People were only betting one way and we ended up cutting the odds of the baby being a girl to 2/5,” said the bookmakers’ spokesman Joe Crilly. “When people were still desperate to back that price, we decided to take evasive action and pull the market completely. As far as we are concerned, the secret is out.” Another thing royal fans have loved betting on is the name of the baby, with the girl favourites being Diana, with 4/1, followed by Victoria at 8/1 and Alice at 10/1.
The reason for this sudden surge in bets might have something to do with a statement made by Meghan’s close friend Serena Williams, who during an interview with E!, talked about “a friend” who is expecting a baby and during the discussion she referred to the child as “she”.
Asked if she has advice for new parents, the tennis champion answered: “Accept mistakes and don’t expect to be perfect. We put so much pressure on ourselves.” She then revealed: “My friend is pregnant and she’s like, ‘Oh, my kid’s gonna do this,’ and I just looked at her and I was like, ‘No, she’s not.'” She then quickly changed topics and started talking about her own experiences.