Gwynne Wilcox jokingly calls herself a duchess because she celebrates all things Meghan Markle. And her interest hasn’t waned since the American actress wed Prince Harry last May.

While some U.S. admirers lost interest after the nuptials, plenty are still hanging on every tidbit about the upcoming birth of her first child.

Is it the Markle sparkle? Diana trickle-down? The days and days of drool-worthy designer maternity outfits? For Wilcox, it has a lot to do with race.

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex takes part in a panel discussion convened by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women's Day in London on Friday March 8, 2019. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)
Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex takes part in a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day in London on Friday March 8, 2019. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)

Wilcox is African-American and the Duchess of Sussex is of mixed heritage. Wilcox says the world can’t wait to see what her first child, whether earl or lady, will look like.

Other Americans don’t understand the pull of the British monarchy, regardless of Markle’s U.S. connection.

Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, is brought on stage by Britain's Prince Harry during his speech at WE Day UK, a global initiative to encourage young people to take part in positive social change at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, is brought on stage by Britain’s Prince Harry during his speech at WE Day UK, a global initiative to encourage young people to take part in positive social change at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, Tuesday March 5, 2019, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, Tuesday March 5, 2019, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry, left and  Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, leave the residence of Mohammed VI of Morocco,  on the third day of their tour of Morocco, in Rabat, Monday, Feb. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain’s Prince Harry, left and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, leave the residence of Mohammed VI of Morocco, on the third day of their tour of Morocco, in Rabat, Monday, Feb. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)

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