Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a baby girl in the spring of 2019. Pictured: Markle, Prince Harry visiting Rotorua's Redwoods Treewalk on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Prince Harry previously declared that he wants his first child to be a girl. A video of his conversation with a royal fan has been uploaded online.

In the clip, the Duke of Sussex is walking alongside Meghan Markle when a royal fan shouted that she hopes the couple will have a baby girl. Prince Harry replied by saying that he hopes so too.

Days later, body language expert Judi James analyzed the video of the couple and said that based on his gestures, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will indeed have a baby girl.

“Admittedly, Harry did take this comment about the sex of his baby while on the hoof, striding out quickly and clearly in a bouncy good mood. But surely his reply did offer a massive hint that the baby might be a girl. The stock response from a father-to-be is non-committal and tactful as in: ‘We don’t care as long as its healthy.’ To imply a preference might hint at future disappointment,” James told Express.

But Prince Harry answered rather quickly and said that he hopes to have a baby girl with his wife.

“Harry answered quickly and continued his quite jaunty walk with no changes in his body language to suggest he might have put his foot in it. Which in turn could suggest – unless he does a speedy backpedal over the next few days – that Meghan is expecting a baby girl,” James added.

In related news, James Brookes, the director at Royal Central, commented o Prince Harry’s sudden disclosure of his baby’s possible sex. He said that this wasn’t necessarily wrong because sharing his preference wasn’t against royal protocol.

“They’ll be planning for either eventuality no doubt in terms of clothes, names and so on, and like most parents, I’m sure they’ll just be happy with the news of the pregnancy and that Meghan’s healthy. I really don’t think there’s much else to read into it,” he said.

Prince Harry and Markle will welcome their first child in the spring of 2019.