PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle surprised the world announcing they were expecting their first child on Monday.
But as royal baby fever takes hold, a US forensic artist has provided his take on what the royal couple’s child may look like, putting together mock-ups after studying photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Joe Mullins predicts a girl would have brown eyes and black hair — while a boy would have blue eyes and brown hair. His work takes into account the parents’ colouring, predominant genes, features and complexions.
In 2012, Mr Mullins, who has worked in forensics for 17 years, predicted the looks of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children and the future looks of celebrities including Madonna and Britney Spears.
According to his bio, the images do match with reality.
“When I did Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise I did the child as a boy, but the image actually does look a lot like Suri,” Mr Mullins said.
He refers to his work as “a mix of art and science”.
Mr Mullins trained as a graphic designer before joining the police to do both age progressions of missing children and facial reconstruction from the skull.
Yesterday, Harry and Meghan announced they are expecting — not long after arriving in Sydney ahead of a 16-day tour which will take in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Meghan, who wed Harry just five months ago, has had her 12-week scan and is due in the British spring — probably sometime in late March or early April.
Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be “delighted” for the couple.