REPORT: Prince Harry May Have Given The Big Royal Secret Away

Oh, bugger.  The Daily Mail reports that Prince Harry is telling people Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are having a boy this July.

Despite no confirmation on the sex of the baby from the palace, the spare is apparently so over-the-moon about becoming an uncle.

“Harry has been telling everyone Wills and Kate are having a boy and how thrilled he is at the prospect of having a little nephew,” a source told the Mail.

Apparently Princess Eugenie has also been flapping her gums about the third-in-line being a boy.

“The close inner circle all know that it’s a boy and they’re busily buying gifts with a boy theme,” another source told the Sunday People.  “There will be an awful lot if blue in their house.”

Adding fuel to the fire, Kate told a group of army wives on St. Patrick’s day that she bought a light blue Bugaboo stroller.

All this comes as a surprise to me, knowing that Harry is fiercely protective of his privacy and that of his sister-in-law’s.

Before ending his tour of duty in Afghanistan, Captain Wales (as he’s known in the British army) told reporters how pleased he was to hear from Will and Kate about their impending arrival, but that Kate deserves to be protected.

“I literally am very, very happy for them,” Harry said at Camp Bastion in January.

“I just only hope that she and him – but mainly Catherine – hopefully that she gets the necessary protection to allow her as a mother-to-be to enjoy the privacy that that comes with. I seriously hope that’s going to be able to happen.”