Kensington Palace has dismissed reports that the Duchess of Sussex wants to raise her child gender fluid, branding them “totally false”.
Vanity Fair reported that Meghan told “friends” that she wants to her baby, who is due next month, 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.”
But the claims have been rubbished by Kensington Palace, which said in a statement: “This story is totally false.”
Meghan is a regular campaigner on social issues, including gender.
On her recent trip to Morocco with husband Prince Harry she told a group of female business executives and entrepreneurs that “women have to challenge everywhere in the world”.
In January she also raised concerns about the stigma associated with periods faced by young girls and women in developing countries.
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.