Although it wasn’t confirmed by the Japanese Royal Household, the Japanese press was predicting Princess Kiko is expecting a baby boy. Princes Kiko and Akishino already have two daughters, Princesses Mako and Kako.
All the rumors come after a polemic pregnancy, after some attempts to change Japan’s constitution and allow females to be Empresses of the Chrisanteme Throne. If that happened, Princess Aiko, daughter of Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako, would have been the future Empress of Japan. It was officially reported that Princess Masako suffered from depression after the birth, allegedly upset about the sex of the baby.
It was also reported, although not officially, that there was some rivalry and enmity between the two brothers, Naruhito and Akishino.
An article can be read at Kaleej Times.