Meghan Markle reportedly plans to raise her child with a ‘fluid approach to gender’
Seeing as the public didn't know about the pregnancy for the first few months, it's actually not going to be that long until the new Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle will be bringing new life into the British Royal Family.
Recently, the former actress had a baby shower in New York City, where there have been a few rumoured revelations - including the possibility that she and Prince Harry will be taking a "fluid approach to gender" when raising her child.
According to a report by Vanity Fair, she also revealed to her assembled friends at the royal baby shower that she is expecting a son.
"Meghan has been talking to some of her friends about the birth and how she and Harry plan to raise their baby. Her exact word was 'fluid,'" an anonymous source told the publication. "She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won’t be imposing any stereotypes."
This is in addition to the gender-neutral nursery being built for the baby, which will reportedly feature white and grey colours.
While both Harry and his brother William were raised with typical 'boy' toys (like cars, guns and toy soldiers) and Megan was raised with Barbies, they are said to be taking a more progressive approach. And they're not the only ones; many younger parents, and even celebrity parents such as Angelina Jolie, have discussed raising children without gender stereotypes.
Just last month, actress Kate Hudson said that she would raise her daughter "genderless" in an interview with AOL. After a passionate response from some fans, she later clarified that she meant raising them to "feel free to be exactly who they want to be," and said that the use of the phrase "genderless" was meant to change the conversation slightly.
"It just felt a little antiquated to me," she wrote on Instagram. "Not all girls want to be a princess, some want to be king.”
In preparation for their baby, Meghan and Harry have been workshopping ideas for the nursery. They are reportedly going to include the best camera technology money can buy, security windows, and a state-of-the-art stereo system.
"They are going all out with the refurbishment of the house, and as Harry loves his gadgets, it’s going to be very cool," a friend of the couple told Vanity Fair. "They’ll be able to control everything from their smart phones," the friend added.
Meghan's baby shower took place at the Upper East Side hotel The Mark, according to Vanity Fair. Reportedly organised by Serena Williams, the penthouse suite featured two floors, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces, and a beautiful view of Central Park.
The baby is due sometime in the spring, with some reports suggesting it will likely come in April. Until then, the happy couple are apparently on a "babymoon" in Morocco, starting this week.