The reason Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are likely to have twins

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

They only got married two months ago, but speculation has been rife about when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will start a family.

It’s no secret the couple are keen to have children.

Prince Harry declared last year in their post-engagement interview with the BBC they would “start a family in the future”.

They only got married two months ago, but speculation has been rife about when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will start a family. Source: Getty

However, it seems if Meghan Markle were to fall pregnant it could be very likely she and her husband would be in for some double trouble – twins.

According to The Sun, women who are in their late thirties are more likely to conceive twins and with the duchess turning 37 next month she falls in that bracket.

Apparently if Meghan Markle were to fall pregnant it could be very likely she and her husband would be in for some double trouble – twins. Source: Getty

“Older women, so women in their late thirties, early forties, are more likely to hyper-ovulate,” Helen Turier of Tamba UK (Twins and Multiple Births Association) told the publication.

“This means they’re more likely to release two eggs or more per cycle than younger women,” she continued. “Therefore it is believed that’s why there’s a higher incidence of multiple birth babies in older women.”

The chances of conceiving twins – or even triplets – are also increased if Meghan were to undergo IVF treatment.

“If you have one fertilised embryo put back, in some cases that can split into two identical monochorionic, monozygotic twins, which is why you can have one embryo put back and end up with twins,” Helen also told The Sun.

Meghan hinted she and Harry were keen to have children on an official visit to Northern Ireland back in March. Source: Getty

Back in March on an official visit to Northern Ireland, Meghan and Harry were looking at a series of innovative baby products.

Meghan was reportedly overheard saying, “I’m sure at some point we’ll need the whole thing.”

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