Kate Middleton is rumored to be pregnant again, with a new report claiming that Duchess Kate is expecting Baby No. 3 sometime in 2016.
Though Kate has both a young baby and a toddler to tend to at home, a new report claims that she surprised her family at their Christmas celebrations by sharing the news that she has yet another on the way. The rumor was reported by Life & Style, with a source claiming that it was quite a shock to the family.
“Kate and William have always wanted to have a large family,” the source stated. “But they didn’t think they would be expecting baby No. 3 quite so soon.”
For years, sources close to the Royal Family have said that Duchess Kate intended to have three children, but difficult pregnancies for both Prince George and Princess Charlotte appeared to change that. Kate suffered greatly through the early part of her pregnancies, suffering a condition known commonly as severe morning sickness. She even needed a hospital visit to receive IV fluids when she risked dehydration.
As Celeb Dirty Laundry noted, this is far from the first report claiming that Kate Middleton is pregnant.
“Since Princess Charlotte’s birth eight months ago there have been numerous Palace insiders and friends close to Wills and Kate sharing happy news that Princess Kate and Prince William have created another little Royal baby. Kate Middleton, at one time, was allegedly pregnant with twins – a boy and a girl.
“The Royal source went on to say that the Cambridge’s weren’t “expecting to welcome another child just yet” as Prince George is just two-and-a half years-old and Princess Charlotte hasn’t even celebrated a first birthday yet.”
It is often very difficult to find the truth when it comes to Kate Middleton rumors. It seems that since she wed Prince William, Duchess Kate has been surrounded by nearly never-ending pregnancy rumors. Just about anytime Kate isn’t actually (officially) pregnant, there have been reports from unnamed sources claiming that she and Prince William are expanding their family.
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In fact, just before the holiday season there were reports that Kate Middleton may have been trying to hide a baby bump. The Duchess was photographed holding a purse over her stomach, which led OK! Magazine to report that Kate is actually hiding the early stages of a pregnancy.
Kate was seen covering her stomach at a Place2Be Headteacher conference on November 18 in London, and the day before Kate attended an evening soiree where she also appeared to conceal her stomach.
“Prince William’s wife also kept her black clutch against her stomach to possibly hide baby No. 3!” the report noted.
But those rumors appeared to be quashed later when Kate Middleton participated in a high ropes course, an event that would be too dangerous for an expectant mother.
The latest report that Kate Middleton is pregnant have spread quickly, with reporting from a number of celebrity news outlets. Hollywood Life also picked up on the story, but cast doubt on the idea that she would become pregnant again so soon.
Whatever may be happening, Duchess Kate and Prince William are keeping quiet. Just as she has with the countless past rumors, Kate Middleton isn’t commenting on the reports that she is pregnant. Kate has also continued to make public appearances over the course of December, including a Christmas Day appearance where she did not show any clear signs of pregnancy.
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