Since Prince Harry divisively revealed he and Meghan Markle plan on having ‘two children, maximum’ due to their concerns about overpopulation, fans have shifted their attention to when the next happy announcement will be made.
And now, some are beginning to speculate the couple may already be expecting baby number two thanks to one sole sign.
Meghan’s trademark placement
The rumour first surfaced following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s appearance at the Festival of Remembrance at the weekend, alongside the rest of the royal family.
Almost mirroring her trademark move through her pregnancy with now-six-month-old Archie, Meghan was seen placing her hand over her belly several times throughout the evening.
And while the seconds-long movement could be completely innocent or simply a force of habit, it didn’t take long for some royal watchers to jump to the conclusion that another baby may be on the horizon.
“It’s all about the hand placement!” concluded one eager speculator on Instagram.
I’m 98.7% sure that Meghan Markle is pregnant again— Anna (@annasolsvig) November 7, 2019
"I completely thought this when I saw her hand on her stomach."
Another was willing to assert their certainty publicly, tweeting they’re “98.7% sure that Meghan Markle is pregnant again”.
Gary joins in
Royal influencer Gary Janetti was also quick to join the chorus, uploading a hilarious parody featuring Prince George reacting to his famous aunt’s now-infamous tummy grab.
“I KNEW SHE WAS F**KING PREGNANT!” the caricature wrote.
And while it is completely unknown whether Archie will get a sibling any time soon, just last week, his proud parents were eager to share their first born’s latest milestones.
During a visit to military families in the UK, Meghan told attendees that he has already started getting teeth.
“Archie's got two teeth. Tiny ones, right there,” gesturing to her own mouth.
But that’s not the only milestone little Archie has reached, with Meghan telling a fellow mum that her son is beginning to crawl.
At the same event, Prince Harry asked guests what doubling his brood would be like, to which unexpected excitement soon followed.
“Harry was really quite interested in how things were with second children as well, because we both have older children,” Susie Stringfellow told Forces Network.
“We were trying to encourage him to have a second baby.”
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