Despite what seemed to be a slip of the tongue a few weeks ago (implying a royal daughter was on the way), the Duchess of Cambridge said Sunday that she did not know the sex of her child and actually hopes it is a boy. She says her husband, Prince William, would prefer a girl. This revelation was made to a soldier during a St. Patick’s Day ceremony honoring the Irish Guards.
Kate is 5 months pregnant but claims she does not know the baby’s gender yet and it appears she will not find out until the birth of her child, just to keep everyone guessing! It was also revealed that the couple had not decided on names yet for their baby who will be third in line for the British throne.
Due to a change in policy for royal succession, Kate and William’s firstborn will succeed to the throne ahead of any future siblings, regardless of gender. In the past, the first male child was given precedence over birth order. These reforms were announced in October 2011 and agreed upon by the commonwealth nations. Finally gender equality in the modern monarchy!