The rumors that Kate Middleton is pregnant have been around for months, and over time some sources from different outlets have pointed to certain situations as a sign that The Duchess was expecting her third child with husband Prince William.
For instance, it was reported that her limited travels over the summer were the result of a pregnancy. It was said that because she wasn’t traveling, this was adding to her alleged “work-allergic attitude,” which was supposedly a huge point in contention for Queen Elizabeth.
At the time, Celeb Dirty Laundry reported that the rumored pregnancy was the reason why Kate Middleton and Prince William were getting out of their charity related events that they were supposed to attend, and that the couple does the minimal amount of work with charity. That said, after this report came out the two quickly remedied that with a trip to Canada.
Another wave of rumors about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy came about when the couple were traveling around Canada. The couple were photographed in the Tesco gardens, and some people spotted what they thought was a baby bump, which speculated a whole wave of pregnancy rumors. The Kensington Palace’s Twitter account showed off the royal couple’s latest travels, but didn’t confirm or deny any speculation about a pregnancy.
— Bravotv (@Bravotv) October 31, 2016
It was reported by a different source that Kate Middleton wasn’t pregnant, but she was planning to get pregnant with her third child just in time for the holidays. This was huge news, not only because it signaled that Middleton was thinking about expanding her family with Prince William, but it also meant that the royal couple might be throwing a wrench into Kate’s sister Pippa’s upcoming nuptials. At the time, Celeb Dirty Laundry stated the following.
“This is going to be great news for the royal couple, but bad news for Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa Middleton, who is currently planning her wedding. Of course, Kate Middleton and Prince William won’t let Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding stop them from getting pregnant.”
Even more speculation about whether or not Kate Middleton is pregnant surfaced recently due to the upcoming nuptials for sister Pippa. People magazine said that while Kate is Pippa’s first choice for maid of honor, she doesn’t want to steal the spotlight during Pippa’s important day. Royal expert, Jude Wade, explained, “Kate would upstage her sister. It’s a tricky situation for Pippa. She would want her sister by her side, as who else would she trust to make things go well?”
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) October 31, 2016
This lead to more people wondering if she might be sporting a sizeable bump at the wedding. It would make sense that Kate would want to bow out of maid of honor duties if there was going to be huge coverage of a possible baby bump. After all, the pregnancy rumors haven’t died down yet. In fact, another report via The Hollywood Gossip has stated that Middleton has learned she’s pregnant with another girl and that she will be named after Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana.
A source told Star magazine, which was later reported by Hollywood Life:
“Kate knows how much Diana meant to William, and indeed, the citizens of England. It will be the perfect way to show their affection for such a beloved icon.”
While we don’t have any new information about the name, Life & Style also reported recently that Kate Middleton is pregnant. According to a different source, Middleton told the family about the pregnancy, but they’re “concerned” about her “super slender” figure which was said to be about 90 pounds.
Gossip Cop went on to debunk Life & Style’s original story, saying that Kate Middleton is not “pregnant and 90 pounds.”
Given that there’s a myriad of reports going around, do you think Kate Middleton is pregnant?
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