Since May 19, Harry and Meghan’s wedding, royal fans have been much speculating about when they will start a family.
And the newlyweds revealed last year that they would like children “in the near future.”
If Meghan gets pregnant with Harry, due to her age she is more likely to have twins, than a woman still in her twenties.
Helen Turner, head of family and professional support at Tamba explained: “Older women, so women in their late thirties, early forties, are more likely to hyper-ovulate.
“This means they’re more likely to release two eggs or more per cycle than younger women. Therefore it is believed that’s why there’s a higher incidence of multiple birth babies in older women.
“As far as we understand, it’s due to changing levels of hormones.”
As women age, the number and quality of egg cells that are produced by the ovaries declines, according to NHS Choices.
So, if Meghan were to need assistance with conception, then that is also likely to boost her chances of having twins or even triplets.
“If you have one fertilized embryo put back, in some cases that can split into two identical monochorionic, monozygotic twins, which is why you can have one embryo put back and end up with twins,” Helen said.
“In the UK we have quite strict rules – you either have one embryo put back, and in some circumstances, you’re allowed two, and one of those may split and become two, so you can have two put back and end up with three.
“Whereas overseas there is no limit, which is why we get women who have had fertility treatment abroad come back pregnant with triplets or quads.”
According to the Office of National Statistics website: “Since 1993, women aged 45 and over have consistently recorded the highest multiple maternity rates; this is due to higher levels of assisted fertility treatments at these ages, including medicines which stimulate ovulation and assisted conception which includes In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).