Royal family dismisses ‘false’ reports Meghan will raise baby gender fluid

Royal Family dismisses ‘false’ reports Meghan will raise baby gender fluid

Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their trip to Morocco.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Kensington Palace has said reports that the Duchess of Sussex wants to raise her child gender fluid are “totally false”.

Vanity Fair claimed that Meghan had told “friends” she wanted her baby to be raised in a gender-neutral way.

The magazine quoted a "source" as saying: "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."

 

 

The source added: "She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won't be imposing any stereotypes."

The magazine's report notes that there are "multiple possible interpretations" of what that could mean.

However, a palace spokesman said in a statement: "This story is totally false."

 

'Women have to challenge everywhere' 

The duke and duchess's baby is due in April.

Gender has often been a key element to the duchess’ campaigning work.

On her recent trip to Morocco with Harry she told a group of female business executives and entrepreneurs that "women have to challenge everywhere in the world".

Next week she is set to join leading feminists and national figures including singer Annie Lennox and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to mark International Women's Day with a panel discussion on gender issues.

When the duchess met students from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in January she raised concerns about the plight of young girls and women in developing countries who are stigmatised when menstruating.