Is Meghan Markle really pregnant with triplets?
A new report says there is some evidence there might be a royal multiple birth... really?
By Practical Parenting team
January 27 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first announced they were having a baby last October and since then royal fans have been whipped into a frenzy over every aspect of Meghan's pregnancy - from the name to the exact date of the baby's arrival.
But now, the latest question on everyone’s lips is whether the Duchess of Sussex is secretly expecting three babies instead of one.
Rumours are rife in the UK that 37-year-old Meghan is expecting triplets!
During her first royal engagement of 2019, a trip to Merseyside, in England with husband Prince Harry, the former actress, wearing a purple shift dress and contrasting red coat, revealed to excited fans that she is due in April.
Royal observers were quick to notice that the heavily pregnant duchess’ bump had grown rapidly in size since her last public appearance in December.
When asked how she was managing to still walk in high heels she laughed and stated that she was just taking it “one day at a time”.
Meghan could barely contain her excitement as she told well-wishers “We’re ready, we’re so excited,” before adding that the baby will come "when it's ready" and "one of my friends was saying she was five weeks early, so you can never really gauge".
And with UK bookies slashing the odds of Meghan having triplets to 50-1, experts are now weighing in on the rumours.
Dr Joseph Sgroi, a Melbourne-based obstetrician, gynaecologist and IVF specialist, says that around the 14-week mark, the position of the uterus means the bump is really showing.
He added: “The uterus accommodating three babies would be much bigger than a standard pregnancy.
“We normally say for a single baby that the size in centimetres relates to the number of weeks.
“For twin and triplets, this, of course, would be much more, with the size several centimetres bigger.”
Don't get too excited though... it was previously speculated that Meghan was expecting twins, and while there hasn’t been a multiple pregnancy in the royal family for almost 600 years, last year UK betting site Paddy Power reportedly received such a rush of bets that the royal couple are having twins that they stopped allowing any more to be placed.
So if bookmakers are saying it could be twins or triplets, do they know something we don't? But we reckon if it was such phenomenal royals news, it would have been officially announced by now, right?
What do you think?