Meghan Markle recently got very real about her first pregnancy and first foray into motherhood.
As you may have read already, the Duchess went on record with how painful it has been to be at the center of so many harsh rumors and such negative speculation about her behavior and her standing within The Royal Family.
We feel awful for her.
But Paul Burrell isn't here to talk about Markle's previous pregnant, or the chatter that consumed British media throughout those nine months and beyond.
Instead, Princess Diana’s former assistant has decided to wildly look ahead to the future and to start a brand new rumor mill churning along.
"I think that Meghan will have a baby very soon,” Burrell predicted this week to Life & Style while promoting his new documentary Princess Diana’s ‘Wicked’ Stepmother.
Does this mostly random person have any evidence to back up such a claim?
Yes, according to Burrell at least.
This is his reasoning:
“A. The clock’s ticking. B. She wants at least two children and C. Have you not noticed the way she knots everything in front of her belly and tries to hide her tummy?"
To answer the last question first: No, we have not noticed this.
As for the first two points: Harsh, man! But not completely inaccurate, we must say.
Markle is 38 years old.
She is sort of getting up there in age, depending on the size of the family she wants, because it does get a little more dangerous for pregnant women once they inch past 40.
"Could she already be pregnant?" Burrell asks. "If she’s pregnant, they’ll have to call it Angola."
This unfunny quip refers to country in central Africa that Meghan, Harry and their son, Archie, visited on their first official tour as a family. (He's implying that Markle got pregnant during that trip.)
Figuring he might as well double down garner as much attention as possible, Burrell went ahead and said Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton were also gonna have another child.
“That’d be four babies for Kate and William. It wouldn’t surprise me if Kate and Meghan were pregnant at the same time next year,” he forecasted, based on nothing at all.
We have no reason to believe Burrell is right about any of this.
But if Markle does get pregnant again, we really hope folks are nicer to her this time around.
In a documentary that just aired about the aforementioned trip to South Africa, Meghan opened up for the first time about how she felt while so many awful things were said about her last year and earlier this year.
"Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn..."
She concluded in this interview:
"Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."