Kate Middleton Prepares For Birth: Royal Baby Girl Rumors Continue, Name Already Picked?

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has just weeks to go before gives birth to her second child. Rumors about the name and the sex of the royal baby continue, with still no confirmation from the Duchess and her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as to whether or not baby number two is a girl or a boy.

According to CNN, the Duchess made her last official appearance on March 27 and will spend the next few weeks preparing for the new baby’s arrival. She was spotted on a tour of a learning center in London on Friday and looked radiant in a bright pink coat as she stood alongside her husband.

The gossip surrounding the new baby has been non-stop since her pregnancy was formally announced in September. Catherine, 33, is due to give birth to the couple’s baby in mid to late April, just three months before their son, Prince George, turns 2. A previous report from the Mirror states that Kate’s expected delivery date is rumored to be around April 21, which is also the Queen’s birthday.

Girl? Boy? Hair color? Name? According to Hello Magazine, royal baby watchers around the globe are betting on everything related to the impending arrival. “It’s a girl” seems to be a common prediction for those who are sizing up the possibilities, with the name of the child becoming a bit of a guessing game.

Betfair Sportsbook states the odds that Alice will be the baby’s name are 3/1, with Elizabeth ranking second at 5/1. While Alice seems to be a popular guess, Andrew Morton, who wrote wrote the biography Diana: Her True Story, tells the Sun that he is “convinced” that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will name their daughter Elizabeth Diana Windsor if the baby is a girl.

“Although the due date has not been made public, William Hill have odds of 16/1 that the brother or sister to Prince George, who celebrated his first birthday in July, will be born on April 21 – the Queen’s birthday.”

Early in her pregnancy, Kate Middleton suffered from a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, the same medical issue she had when she was pregnant with Prince George. The illness is an extreme form of morning sickness and kept her from making official appearances during the first few months of her pregnancy.

Recent photos show a healthy and glowing Duchess of York who will soon become a mother of two. While royal baby watchers from around the world debate over whether Kate Middleton is having a girl or boy, and what the couple will name their new baby, she will hopefully enjoy a much-needed time out so she’s rested and ready to deliver her son or daughter in April.

[Image: Chris Jackson/Getty Images]