Kensington Palace responds to claims Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry will be raising their child ‘gender fluid’

They've labelled the reports "totally false".
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Morocco

Kensington Palace has issued a statement in response to a news story which claims Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry will be raising their child gender fluid.

Last week Vanity Fair reported that according to a source, Meghan has told some of her friends that she planned to take a fluid approach to gender when raising Baby Sussex.

Kensington Palace have responded to reports the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be taking a gnder fluid approach to raising their child. (Image: Getty)

“Meghan has been talking to some of her friends about the birth and how she and Harry plan to raise their baby,” the source told the publication.

“Her exact word was fluid.

“She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won’t be imposing any stereotypes.

Nicoll does note that there could be “multiple interpretations” to what Meghan meant by ‘fluid’.

But in a rare move, Kensington Palace has broken their silence, issuing a statement that labels the report “totally false”.

Speaking to Hello! a palace spokesperson told the publication, “This story is totally false,” ending any validity to the claims.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan during their recent royal visit to Morocco. (Image: Getty)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting the birth of their first child in the coming months and while there has been much speculation about the baby’s gender, the public will not be privy until the child is born.

Ahead of Baby Sussex’s birth, the royal parents-to-be will be moving to their first family home, Frogmore Cottage at Windsor.

Just weeks away from the birth of her first child, the Duchess was glowing. (Image: Getty)

The home has been undergoing extensive renovations, thought to be costing £3 million (NZD $5.78 million), with reports that the new fit out will include a yoga studio and an eco-friendly nursery with interior design by renowned designer Vicky Charles, of Soho House fame.

And with the move out of Kensington Palace, there are thoughts Prince Harry and Prince William will be splitting their royal households within weeks too, a natural move as the two families increasingly differ in responsibilities.

Whispers of the split were first reported in October last year when a royal insider told Sunday Times royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah that the brothers’ evolving roles with their separate families had been a catalyst for change.

“[The] William and Harry double-act has naturally been supplanted by the two couples and their families. They have become different people with different outlooks on life. Splitting the household is the obvious thing to do,” the insider said.

The change will see the splitting of staff into two separate courts, with reports communications staff will be the first team to split.

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