Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently in Australia, Fiji and Tonga for this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney, and during a cycling event recently, he revealed that he wants another princess in his life. In a video posted to Instagram, a royal fan shouted that they hope the baby “is a girl” as Prince Harry walked along the bike path. And, he immediately responded, “So do I!”
And, while Harry and Meghan toured Melbourne on Friday, the Prince seemingly hinted that he preferred a certain name for a girl. When Harry and Meghan met a fan with a baby named Harriet, Harry said, “That’s a great name.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to the water to watch the teams compete in the @InvictusGames2018 sailing today, making its debut in this year's #InvictusGames — congratulations to hosts Australia on a spectacular perfomance to take the gold medal! 📷 Getty Images for Invictus Games Foundation #IG2018 #InvictusGames #MakeYourMarkDownUnder
Could that mean that Harriet has made the short list? British oddsmakers are already taking bets on the new royal baby’s name. Victoria took the top spot, with eight to one odds, the minute the palace announced the baby news.
Ladbrokes also has the names Alice and Elizabeth at eight to one odds. For a boy, Albert and Arthur are on top with ten to one odds at Ladbrokes, while William Hill has the name Alexander at seven to one. The names Charles and Diana are also in the running since they are the names of the baby’s grandparents.
According to People Magazine, ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting a baby and that they are due next spring, they have talked excitedly about growing their family just a few months after tying the knot.
“First of all, thank you for the welcome you have given Meghan and I over the last few days,” Harry shared told the crowd at the Sydney Opera House during the Invictus Games opening ceremony. “I have been so proud to be able to introduce my wife to you, and we have been so happy to be able to celebrate the personal joy of our newest addition with you all.”
And, during their first day in Sydney, at a reception at Admiralty House, Harry said that he and his wife couldn’t think of a “better place” to tell the world their baby news, no matter if its a boy or a girl.
During that reception at Admiralty House, Harry and Meghan received their first official baby gifts. Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove, gave the royal parents-to-be a fluffy stuffed kangaroo with a baby joey and fleece Ugg booties.
After their time in Australia, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have moved on to Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand.