Prince Harry reveals whether he's hoping for a baby boy or girl

This is what he said...

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This is what he said...

Prince Harry has spoken about the gender of his unborn child during a royal engagement in Australia.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently down under for a 16-day tour, and have been cosying up under umbrellas, sharing banana bread with their hosts and taking long walks on the beach.

Seriously, you need to see all the pictures of their cutest moments. They're too much.

They've also spoken to those around them about Meghan's pregnancy, with the Duchess admitting that she is feeling well and 'running on adrenaline', and the Duke cutely tripping up over his words as he thanked people for their well wishes when it came to 'the, er, upcoming baby'.

And now it seems that Prince Harry is much more comfortable talking about his happy news in public, as he revealed whether he's hoping for a boy or a girl when the little royal is born in Spring.

Could he be hinting that they already know what they're expecting?

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It's highly unusual for a royal to comment on the gender of their baby. During Kate Middleton's three pregnancies, the genders were kept top secret - and it's actually one of the royal pregnancy rules.

But Harry threw the royal rule book out of the window by telling one fan which gender he's hoping for.

While at a cycling race, a member of the crowd shouted to Harry: 'I hope it's a girl!'

'So do I!' Harry replied.

It's the first time that Harry has spoken about his baby's gender, although fans speculated that he was hoping for a baby girl when he admitted that he liked the name Harriet during one of his royal engagements.

Could the couple be getting ready to welcome a little girl early next year?

We'll all just have to wait and see...

Jadie Troy-Pryde
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Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.