Is Meghan Markle Pregnant?

In an interview watched nearly nine million times, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed their plans for the future. And yes, that future does involve children. "Hopefully we'll start a family in the near future," the prince told BBC News. Harry's answer opens the door to another question: when is this "near future" he speaks of? Is it now? As with just about everything, it depends on who you ask. 

It should be noted that Kensington Palace has not released a statement to confirm or deny any such pregnancy as of this writing. Of course, that doesn't quell the rumors and speculation, nor does it prevent other sources from speaking on the Duchess of Sussex's behalf — whether authorized or not. From psychics to butlers to oddsmakers, everyone has their own reasons for believing Meghan is, or isn't, carrying a potential heir to the British throne. Here are all the deets so you can decide for yourself.

Pregnancy is revealed... in her palms?

Can your palms possess the secret to your future? Palm reading expert Johnny Fincham most certainly thinks so. Fincham analyzed Meghan's palms and told Express that she has "a simian line." According to Fincham, this line down her palm is "where the heart and head lines combine." And it's rare, too. Apparently only one percent of people possess a simian line.

While this line can mean different things to different people, Fincham feels it proves Meghan is a committed person who is dedicated to following through with her goals. He also explained it means her "heart rules her head" and that she "loves children." Loving children and being pregnant are, naturally, different things — and not something Fincham could tell through a reading. Pregnancy tests are likely a much more reliable better science for that. Nevertheless, Harry's interview — complete with Meghan's nod of approval — just goes to show that they are both committed to having kids at some point.

Meghan is having twins — or is it triplets?

While many people are excited for Harry and Meghan's first child, others have started to look forward to their first children. Yep — multiples! Head of family and professional support at the Twins and Multiple Births Association, Helen Turier, explained to Express how Meghan could become pregnant with multiples, saying: "Women in their late thirties, early forties, are more likely to hyper-ovulate." This certainly applies to the Duchess of Sussex, who turned 37 to on August 4, 2018.

There's also the possibility that Meghan and Harry could find it difficult to conceive. If they opt for in vitro fertilization (IVF), the chance of having multiples only becomes greater. "If you have one fertilised embryo put back, in some cases that can split... which is why you can have one embryo put back and end up with twins," Turier explained the process. While you probably shouldn't get your hopes up, royal triplets would be pretty wild!

So, Meghan's been pregnant for over a year?

The typical length of a pregnancy in the United States is 39 weeks, although 37 to 40 weeks is considered full-term. The Duchess of Sussex, however, has supposedly been pregnant for at least 54 weeks. Or more! People have been claiming she's been pregnant for well over a year as of this writing.

In October 2017, Ok! magazine cited "palace sources" who claimed Meghan "may be as many as three months along." Meghan was also said to have broken the news of her pregnancy to the Queen while the two met for tea. As you can imagine, this turned out to be entirely false. If it were true, Meghan would have a little one at this very moment and the royal couple's May wedding would've been overshadowed by a very obvious pregnancy.

Pregnancy rumors have continued to swirl since October, but that one takes the cake for being the most ridiculous claim.

Do you think the Queen would let her drink while pregnant?

Meghan hasn't officially addressed the media to squash pregnancy rumors, but she may have actually done so inadvertently. In July 2018, Harry and Meghan went on their first royal tour to Ireland. While in Dublin, the couple attended a reception at the British Embassy. As pictures show, both the Duke and Duchess sipped champagne at the reception. If Meghan were pregnant, champagne would likely not be her drink of choice. 

"The problem with drinking alcohol during your pregnancy is that there is no amount that has been proven to be safe," Jacques Moritz, director of gynecology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, told WebMD. Not all doctors think the occasional alcoholic beverage during pregnancy is flat out wrong, though. "I've always told my patients that I think it's a personal decision and there isn't evidence that light drinking is dangerous," Marjorie Greenfield, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio told the site. Still, it's hard to imagine the royal family approving of something as controversial as drinking while pregnant. This photo may just prove she's not with child.

People are actually betting on when she'll give birth

Would you be willing to bet money on the possibility of an upcoming royal baby? Some people in the United Kingdom definitely are. George Elek, a spokesman for Oddschecker, an online betting odds comparison service, explained on the company's website, saying, "[Harry and Meghan have] only been engaged for five minutes but punters are already hoping for the pitter-patter of tiny royal feet on the corridors of Buckingham Palace."

According to Express, online gambling company Bookmakers Betfair also started taking bets on when the couple will have a baby. Some were willing to bet that Meghan was already pregnant ahead of the royal wedding. Most people, however placed their bets on their 2019, followed by a distant second of 2020. Be that as it may, whether or not Meghan and Harry decide to have children this year, next year, or really ever, it can't exactly be determined by odds and algorithms. If only! 

"I'm sure at some point we'll need all these baby products"

While Meghan may not be ready to tell the world if — or when — she plans to try for a baby, she did drop a hint a few months before she and Harry wed. While the couple was touring the campus of Northern Ireland's next-generation science park, they had the opportunity to meet with a husband and wife team who make hypoallergenic baby products. Harry and Meghan got to check out a baby bath, a changing mat, and other baby-centric products.

Co-founder of the baby brand, Sinead Murphy, told reporters (via People), "They seemed very engaged with the products. Harry was particularly interested in the bath. I wonder if he has witnessed bath time with his nephew or niece." When pointing out different baby items, Meghan is quoted as saying, "I'm sure at some point we'll need the whole thing." That's right folks, this baby thing is going to happen!

Seems like it's time for a minivan

Other than a baby bump, there may just be another important pregnancy tell to consider: the car. Pregnancy and vehicles actually share a surprising link — Autotrader says acquiring a family car is on many first-time parents' radar. Since you'll be transporting your precious cargo, the desire to trade up to a car with a better safety rating is warranted. A roomier car is also considered a must-have for many as it can better support a growing family.

With this in mind, what are we to think now that Harry has sold his 2017 Audi RS6 Avant — with all its bells and whistles and fewer than 5,000 miles — on Autotrader just one year after purchasing it? Erin Baker, Autotrader's editorial director, has done the guesswork for us. "Maybe he's on the market for a bigger family car," she told BBC. Oh snap. Does this mean a minivan is coming down the pike? We'll have to wait and see.

Kensington Palace will let us know ASAP

If Meghan Markle is currently pregnant or is planning to become pregnant soon, Kensington Palace won't be able to keep it a secret for too long. Don't worry, Meghan isn't going to be able to pull off a Kylie Jenner. If Meghan follows in her sister-in-law Kate Middleton's footsteps, she'll announce her pregnancy before she's too far along. When Kate was pregnant with her first child, the royal family released a statement (via HuffPost) announcing the pregnancy, adding that "the pregnancy is in its very early stages." According to HuffPost, this announcement came after many, many pregnancy rumors. Hmm, sound familiar?

Many also prefer to wait until the twelfth week of pregnancy before announcing the news to friends and family. This is because the risk of miscarrying is greatly reduced after three months. It's likely that a pregnant Meghan will reveal the news early in her second trimester, though it's impossible to know for sure. One thing, however, is certain: you will eventually find out.

Papa Markle says: "there's got to be a child in the making somewhere soon"

Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, also has some opinions on when he'll be getting some future grandchildren. When asked in an interview with Good Morning Britain if his daughter had ever talked about wanting children, Markle replied, "She's wanted children for a long time, yes." Meghan's father explained further, saying, "When she met Harry and she spoke about how much she loves him, there's got to be a child in the making somewhere soon."

Despite the cringey wording about child-making, could dad really know best? Well, according to Us Weekly, "Meghan hasn't spoken to Thomas since the day after her wedding." Nevertheless, her father continues to divulge information to the media, from TMZ to The Daily Mail. Yet and still, he is Meghan's father and the two were at one point closer than they are today. If he thinks there's a baby "in the making," he may just be right.

She's "desperate" to become a mom, according to insiders

Meghan's dad isn't the only one who thinks Meghan and Harry will have children soon. Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, told Express, "I believe that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will start a family as soon as possible!" In his opinion, Meghan could become pregnant before the year 2018 is up. 

Erin Specht, Meghan's brother's former longtime girlfriend, agrees. "Meghan will get pregnant in her first year of marriage if she can. For certain she will be trying for a baby on their honeymoon," she told Australian magazine New Idea (via Express). Specht had plenty of kind things to say about Meghan, including saying she'll be a "brilliant mum" in the future. Specht also pointed to Meghan's seemingly natural motherly instincts and told of how the then soon-to-be-royal was "desperate to have a family of her own." Perhaps Meghan is still desperate to have children, but that in and of itself doesn't mean she's preggo.