People are convinced this is a major sign that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to start a family

People are convinced this is a major sign that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to start a family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have only been married for five minutes, and already people are snooping around in their private lives in order to try and suss out whether or not they're planning on making any babies anytime soon.

But, really, what sort of hints are they going to drop? I mean, it's not as if that Big H and Megs are likely to walk arm-in-arm down to their nearest IKEA, then emerge before the awaiting swarthes of paparazzi with armfuls of new furniture in boxes marked "BABY CRIB". Nor do they seem like the sort of couple to post teasing posts on Instagram - you know, those soppy pictures in which parents-to-be imply that they're expecting by posing in a certain way with colourful balloons.

Despite this, some people think they've spotted a clue that the couple are preparing for a little one at some point in the reasonably new future - and it's all because of an advert that appeared on Autotrader this week.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Credit: Getty

The advert was for a year-old Audi RS6 Avant - but it wasn't just any Audi, it was Prince Harry's Audi.

Now, you may be thinking: what's the big deal? People trade in their cars all the time. Some do it because their old banger isn't running as well anymore, others do it because they can afford a nicer model now, and many end up sacrificing their trusty vehicles because they're not suitable family cars.

The thing is: Harry's car wasn't old, he doesn't need the money, and it's not as if he could have just bought another new car and keep the current one if he really wanted to. So that only leaves one explanation: he wants to trade it in for a model that's more appropriate for a family with kids.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader's editorial director, commented: "[It's a] 17 reg and [has] low mileage, so it begs the questions why is the prince selling so soon?... Maybe he's on the market for a bigger family car."

autotrader advert for harry's car Credit: Autotrader

Of course, at this point, it's pure speculation.

If the newlyweds do have kids soon, however - or even if they wait a short while - they have a greater chance of having twins than the average couple.

As Helen Turier, the head of family and professional support at the Twins and Multiple Births Association, explains:

"Older women, so women in their late thirties, early forties, are more likely to hyper-ovulate. This means they're more likely to release two eggs or more per cycle than younger women. Therefore it is believed that's why there's a higher incidence of multiple birth babies in older women. As far as we understand, it's due to changing levels of hormones."

And, as Meghan is turning 37 in the next couple of days, that puts her in the right age bracket for it.

Meghan Markle smiling. Credit: Getty

It would make sense that the pair are planning to start a family soon, but we mustn't jump to conclusions just yet. Instead, we'll just have to sit back, watch this space, and contain our excitement until we know something for sure.