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Wednesday 24th April 2019

Prince Harry says he's 'hoping for a baby girl' with pregnant Meghan

He was replying to an onlooker's well-wishes in Sydney

Prince Harry was heard on camera admitting he's keen to have a baby girl with pregnant wife Meghan.

The Duke of Sussex had been attending an event for his Invictus Games in Sydney on Sunday when a woman in the crowd called out, "I hope it's a girl!"

Harry, 34, appears to reply: "So do I!"

Harry at the Invictus Games on Sunday (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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Of course, he might just have been being polite, rather than actually stating his preference for a girl over a boy, right?

I hope it's a girl!

Earlier this week, the good-natured prince agreed with another onlooker when they suggested he and Meghan name a future daughter Harriet.

Meghan and Harry pictured in Sydney (Credit: Media-Mode / SplashNews.com)

He'd been chatting to a woman named Jessica, who has a five and a half month old daughter named Harriet Bonaddido.

"As soon as I introduced my daughter to Harry he said 'that's a great name'. Maybe they will choose it for their own child which would be fun," she said.

Of course, Harry may have liked the name purely because of the similarity to his own!

Harry and Meghan visit Bondi Beach where they met a local surfing group known as OneWave, raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing (Credit: Splash)

According to The Telegraph, the duchess also told a pupil during a visit to a Melbourne school they had yet to decide on names, but their family and friends had plenty of suggestions!

"We've been given a long list of names from everyone, we're going to sit down and have a look at them," she said.

The Duke and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, announced their happy baby news last week, just as they arrived in Australia for their first overseas tour since marrying in May.

The couple pictured on their first day in Sydney (Credit: Splashnews)

A statement from Kensington Palace said: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.

"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."

They have been given multiple gifts for their unborn baby and showered with congratulatory messages throughout the first six days of their tour.

Overnight it emerged Meghan will cut back slightly on planned engagements over the next few days in order to rest.

Harry kicked off their sixth day in Australia by attending his Invictus Games solo, with Meghan joining him later in the day.

Meghan will cut back on some planned engagements to rest over the next two days (Credit: Splashnews.com)

A royal aide said: "After a busy programme, The Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and a half of the tour.

“The Duke will attend the cycling as scheduled this morning, and The Duchess will join him for this afternoon's engagements. The Duke will continue with the engagements on Fraser Island as planned."

They are due to fly to Fraser Island on Sunday ahead of further engagements, before continuing to Fiji, Tonga, back to Australia and then New Zealand.

Meghan was gifted a copy of Australian classic children's book Gumnut Babies last week (Credit: Media-Mode / SplashNews.com)

It's been reported by multiple royal correspondents on Twitter that Meghan is not unwell, just a bit tired and needs rest after the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games overran on Saturday night.

A source told Sky News: "We have to try to pace her. We have to make sure she is well-paced and not overdoing it. She had a very late night last night. She wants to do everything, but Prince Harry is encouraging her to pace herself."

The news comes after Meghan revealed to Emily Carroll - whose family live on Mountain View farm, which she and 34-year-old Harry visited earlier this week - that she was due to complete 76 engagements in just 16 days during their tour, which will also see them travel to Fiji and Tonga.

The couple are taking on 76 engagements in 16 days (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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Emily said: "Meghan told me that she's feeling pretty good so far, which is great, and that she's running on adrenaline.

"She said they're doing 76 engagements in 16 days, with maybe one rest in the middle. She's made for this royal business, isn't she?"

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