Serena Williams May Have Hinted at the Sex of Duchess Meghan’s Royal Baby

Could it be? When Serena Williams spoke about her pregnant “friend,” she may have spilled the beans about the sex of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry‘s royal baby.

The tennis star, 37, shared advice she had for new moms with E! News on Wednesday, April 3, saying, “Accept mistakes and don’t expect to be perfect. We put so much pressure on ourselves.”

The Olympian added: “My friend is pregnant, and she was like, ‘My kid’s gonna do this,’ [and] I just looked at her like, ‘No, she’s not.’ No, you’re not.’ She was like, ‘I need to talk to you about tips,’ because, yes, I had all of those high expectations.”

Serena Williams May Have Hinted at the Sex of Duchess Meghan’s Royal Baby
Serena Williams and Meghan Markle. Sarah Morris/Getty Images; Karwai Tang/WireImage

While Williams may have multiple pregnant friends, it’s possible she was referring to the Suits alum, also 37, when she mentioned a baby girl. The two met in 2010 and have been friends ever since.

The athlete even opened up about her thoughts on Meghan as a mother. “She’ll be the best mom, for sure,” she said at the time.

The Duchess of Sussex told well-wishers in Birkenhead, England, in January that she and the duke, 34, wanted to keep their baby’s sex a surprise, but a source told Us Weekly exclusively in February that the royal couple knows whether they’re having a boy or a girl.

Meghan reportedly told guests her baby’s gender at her star-studded shower in February. Williams was in attendance, along with Gayle King, Amal Clooney and more of Meghan’s friends.

Serena Williams May Have Hinted at the Sex of Duchess Meghan’s Royal Baby
Meghan Markle and Serena Williams participate in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV

After the New York City shower, which took place at The Mark Hotel, videos of pastel, predominantly pink decorations surfaced — but only time will tell whether the royal baby is, in fact, female.

The couple’s pregnancy announcement from Kensington Palace first revealed that their infant was due in the spring, but the Los Angeles native said in Birkenhead that she will give birth in late April or early May.

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