Meghan Markle Will Take "Fluid" Approach to Baby's Gender

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We're just weeks away from Meghan Markle's due date, which means the staff at Frogmore Cottage is in frantic preparation mode.

(It may sound like a toadstool with a tiny door at the base where woodland creatures gather for tea, but Frogmore Cottage is actually where Meg and Prince Harry have taken up residence.)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Hand in Hand

Naturally, one of the biggest questions surrounding the forthcoming bundle of joy is that of the baby's gender.

Will the royals be welcoming a prince or a princess -- or will they need to come up with a new title entirely?

Yes, according to a new report from Vanity Fair, the Sussexes are planning to take a "gender fluid" approach to parenting.

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“Meghan has been talking to some of her friends about the birth and how she and Harry plan to raise their baby. Her exact word was fluid,” a source tells the magazine.

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

Now, royal traditionalists clutch their pearls and pop their monocles when Meghan fails to curtsy properly, so you can bet there are stuffy Brits out there doing some serious scoffing at the moment.

Meghan Markle: Bumpin!

But those folks can go ahead an untwist their knickers.

Meghan and Harry probably give their kid a gender-specific name, and dress it as a boy or a girl -- they just won't be forcing outmoded stereotypes on it in hopes of helping it to fit in with old-fashioned roles.

In other Meghan news, Us Weekly reports that gender roles aren't the only way in which Meg will be defying royal customs in the months to come.

Meghan Markle Happy

It's customary for royals to address the public primarily through palace officials, but once she returns to work after giving birth, Meghan plans to take a more direct approach to communication.

“Some of the things Meghan wants to do, specifically when it comes to communication, will break from tradition,” an insider tells the tabloid.

“She wants to have a direct voice to have more impact.”

Meghan Markle and Her Bump

But for now, the focus is entirely on little unnamed prince or princess.

Last week, Meghan was in New York City, for a baby shower hosted by her closest friends, and insiders say she'll be feted at another celebration this week, hosted by Kate Middleton.

So does this mean the Meghan vs. Kate feud has officially come to an end?

Well, if nothing else, perhaps the duchesses decided to call a late-pregnancy truce.

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