The 34-year-old royal, who is expecting his first child in April, 2019, has shared his wish as an eager fan congratulated him on the news at an Invictus Games event in Sydney on Sunday.
In a candid moment captured on camera, a bystander was heard shouting: "Congratulations, I hope it's a girl", to which Harry responded: "So do I!"
Prince Harry's comments suggest the duke does not yet know the gender of his unborn baby.
Speaking at a reception on October 20, the royal said: "We genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby...be it a boy or girl."
The royal couple announced their baby news shortly after touching down in Sydney on October 19 ahead of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019," an official statement read.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel to Fraser Island on October 22.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.