British Royal Family

Kensington Palace have made a rare statement about Harry and Meghan's baby's gender

A magazine article has published something "totally false" about the Sussexes' parenting plans. And now, the royal household is speaking out.

By Alex Lilly
With the royal baby's arrival just weeks away, it's no surprise that everyone is keen to know all the details of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's first child.
But in a rare move, Kensington Palace have shut down one particular report published in Vanity Fair regarding how the Duke and Duchess plan to raise their first-born in a "gender-fluid" manner.
According to a source in the Vanity Fair article, Duchess Meghan had been talking to friends about how she and Prince Harry would raise their child going on to say, "Her exact word was fluid."
"She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won't be imposing any stereotypes."
While the article noted that there are "multiple possible interpretations" behind the claims, a Kensington Palace spokesman said on Saturday: "This story is totally false."
The palace made a similar move after an article by The Sun reported a feud between Duchess Meghan and Duchess Catherine at Christmas 2017 when they responded with a similarly short statement of denial claiming, "This never happened."
Kensington Palace have labelled claims that the royal baby will be raised gender-fluid as "totally false." (Image: Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have just returned from a whirlwind tour of Morocco, seem to be working hard right up until the due date and it hasn't gone unnoticed.
In a separate VF reported from February, a royal source revealed, "The Queen is amazed by the duchess's energy and stamina given that she is so heavily pregnant."
While pregnant royals during the Queen's generation tended to hide their bumps and shy away from the spotlight in the later stages, Meghan has been quite the opposite.
"She respects hard work and loyalty above everything," the source added.
"There may well be a [thank you] letter waiting for the duke and duchess when they return."
WATCH: Meghan and Harry meet adorable kids while touring Morocco. Post continues...
As per royal tradition, the sex of the baby won't be revealed until the birth, though royal fans suspect a girl is on the way.
At her recent lavish baby shower in New York City, photographers captured a team of florists delivering hundreds of spring flowers to the venue.
Amongst the orange and yellow tulips and even an orange tree, there was an abundance of pink roses which could be a subtle clue that Meghan and Harry are expecting a daughter.
Even tiny details like the shape of Meghan's belly button have people convinced she's set to give birth to a girl, but we shall just have to wait and see.

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