Could it be? Are William and Kate having a boy? If the latest tabloids are to be believed, the answer is yes—and we’ve got Prince Harry either to blame or to thank for spilling the beans. However, the key word here may be “tabloid,” which isn’t always synonymous with “truth.” (And yes, that’s a picture of William, Kate, and Harry in Diagon Alley up top. Because why the heck not?)
Anyhoo, here’s the dish: A source close to Harry apparently told the Daily Mail, “Harry has been telling everyone Wills and Kate are having a boy and how thrilled he is at the prospect of having a little nephew. He said the whole family were [sic] excited about it.” The source continued, “Apparently Kate has always wanted a boy. They’re really working hard on baby names now and think they have it sorted”; a second source quoted from the Sunday people also commented, “The close inner circle all know that it’s a boy and they’re busily buying gifts with a boy theme. There will be an awful lot of blue in their house.” Of course, this is the Daily Mail we’re talking about here, so it’s always possible that they’re either making a mountain out of a molehill or that they’re just making stuff up.
It’s also worth noting that back in March, the world went bonkers when Kate seemed to let slip that she was having a girl, so who knows. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if all these “hints” and whatnot were actually carefully orchestrated by Will and Kate to keep us all on our toes? It’s probably not the case, but still. I would laugh. Joke’s on you, royalty fanatics!
Meanwhile, bookies in the UK are actually offering odds on what the baby will be: 1 to 3 it’s a girl, 5 to 2 it’s a boy. Seriously. There are betting pools for this child. Wacky.
Anyway, we’ve no doubt that the speculations will keep flying fast and furious until either the palace issues a formal statement about the baby’s sex or until the royal little one is actually born—whichever comes first.
Tell us: Would you enter a royal baby betting pool? We probably wouldn’t, but maybe that’s just us…
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.