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Why Harry And Meghan Aren’t Allowed To Find Out The Gender Of The Baby?

Royal experts claim that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry cannot seek the sex of their unborn baby.

According to Victoria Arbiter, a royal expert, the gender of the Royal baby is kept a secret because Britons tend not to find out in advance. While the Queen has not banned the exercise, Ms Arbiter said it was “Royal philosophy”. Writing for, she said: “There’s a belief that there are so few surprises left in life why not save the biggest one for the moment a child is born.

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“This is not just a Royal philosophy, many parents across the UK choose not to find out.”

Ms Arbiter has been busy lately tackling any myth concerning Meghan’s pregnancy rules. She says, that not only do they not know the baby’s gender, the Royals also cannot hold baby showers.

While it is a “longstanding American tradition, most Brits prefer to bestow gifts once the baby’s been born and the sex revealed”.

The only rule we know really exists is the one which says that the Queen must be informed of the baby’s birth first, as it “comes down to a mark of respect”, according to Ms Arbiter. Its a kind of royal tradition for her Majesty to get the news about the baby first.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

But we all know how respectful Meghan is towards royal tradition so it wouldn’t surprise us if she decided to call her mother first. The Queen wouldn’t mind of course, but why do her like that. Another myth the expert discussed was the “Royal women are not allowed to travel while pregnant”.


You don’t need an expert to tell you that this rule is entirely not true, as Royals often travel while pregnant. The Queen was on tour in Canada when she found out she was pregnant and did not return home. Princess Diana also had a trip while six months pregnant with William, when she and Charles enjoyed a 10-day “second honeymoon” in Bermuda.

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The myth started growing when Kate Middleton avoided travel during her pregnancies, but that was done to the fact that she was suffering from hard cases of morning sickness.

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