Duchess ‘nearly ready to announce pregnancy’
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge's school friend Jessica Hay has claimed she is pregnant.
Catherine and her husband Prince William are already parents to Prince George, who turns one later this month. They have been battling speculation about when they will add to their brood, with Catherine's friend Jessica Hay confirming the news. Although there has been no official news as of yet, Jessica announced that Catherine was pregnant with George just weeks before the palace made the announcement.
"Kate’s inner circle are buzzing with the news that she is pregnant," she told Australia's New Day. "I’ve heard it from several different friends of theirs now and they’re saying that they think there’s going to be an official announcement in weeks."
Jessica claims Catherine is already showing the first signs of pregnancy. The royal's pal insists she has already put on a little weight and started changing her style, which could point towards her being with child.
"Kate’s face is fuller like it was when she was first expecting George and she’s been changing her hair, which could be to disguise the fullness,” she said. “She has rosy cheeks, she’s letting her greys show again, and whenever she’s out in public she goes to great lengths to hold something over her tummy."
Jessica claims that this time around, the royal couple will wait before officially confirming the pregnancy. Usually couples keep the news to themselves until after the three month mark, when it's widely regarded to be more open. However, with George Catherine suffered from intense morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum and had to be hospitalised, prompting them to be open up when she was only six or seven weeks along.
At the moment Catherine and William are concentrating on George's first birthday celebrations, with the tot reaching the age on July 22. He is likely to be inundated with gifts, with the royal pair already sure of what they'd like him to receive.
"I'm sure he'll receive some traditional luxury children's items - a rocking horse or a silver tooth fairy box. But William and Kate would favour personal items like a scrapbook of his first year, with hospital tags and a lock of hair," royal biographer Marcia Moody revealed to British magazine Now.
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