Meghan Markle may be purposely trying to make royal watchers believe that she’s pregnant again.

During a recent engagement, the Duchess of Sussex was spotted placing her hands on her stomach. The gesture is very familiar to royal fans because Prince Harry’s wife repeatedly did this while she was pregnant with Archie.

And even before Markle’s first pregnancy was announced by Kensington Palace, the “Suits” alum had already been placing her hands over her stomach.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes released their latest odds for the Duchess of Sussex to give birth next year are 2/1. Alex Apati, the spokesperson for Ladbrokes, also commented on Markle’s recurring gesture.

“Meghan is making a habit of giving royal watchers reason to believe she's pregnant, and the latest odds suggest another baby could soon be on the cards,” she told Express.

Body language expert Judi James also discussed some of Markle’s pregnancy gestures and said that they differ from Kate Middleton's.

“Meghan’s bump-cradling also suggests she will be an openly doting and enthusiastic mother. Kate’s response to baby Louis has been subtly doting and quietly besotted but Meghan becomes a first-time mother at an age when Kate has just given birth to her third child and the excitement in her facial expression compared to Kate’s calmer happiness signals reflects that,” she told Express.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancies were also regarded to be more formal than the Duchess of Sussex’s first pregnancy. Prince William’s wife oftentimes covered her body with coats while she was pregnant, but Markle opted to cradle her baby bump in public.

“Kate’s ‘bump behavior’ is very indicative of her rather more formal, careful and understated approach to being a royal, while Meghan’s more open style of sharing her story leads to the kind of announcement gestures that form a very public declaration of her delight and pride at being a mother to be,” she said.

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Meghan Markle is pictured at the launch of the Smart Set clothing collection on Sept. 12, 2019 in London. Philip Panting