Erica Tempesta – Daily Mail Online March 1, 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have yet to confirm the sex of their baby but don’t expect the newborn to be wearing blue or pink, as they want to raise their child without gender-stereotyping, a new report claims.
The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex is said to have told her friends that she and Harry, 34, will be avoiding gender-stereotypes with their son or daughter; the revelation comes just a month after it was reported that they had designed a gender-neutral nursery for the unborn child.
‘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 told Vanity Fair.
‘She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won’t be imposing any stereotypes,’ the royal insider added to the magazing.
It’s unclear what exactly the royal may have meant by the term ‘fluid,’ as there are multiple interpretations of what that might look like.
As parents, the royal couple may decide to avoid dressing their firstborn in certain colors that are associated with one gender more than the other and encourage their child to play with a variety of toys that are typically associated with specific sexes, for example dolls and trucks.
On the other end of the spectrum, there is a small group of parents who are raising ‘theybies’ — children who aren’t identified as male or female.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s modern approach to parenting may be a testament to Meghan’s California upbringing, as focusing on more of a gender-fluid upbringing has proven to be a popular view shared by many A-list stars.