The Duchess of Cambridge could be a LOT further on in pregnancy due to the telltale sign in her nails

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Kate Middleton due date: The Duchess of Cambridge could be a LOT further on in pregnancy due to the telltale sign in her nails

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child and is due to give birth in April 2018.

Kate Middleton has given away a telltale sign she’s about to welcome her third royal baby, sooner than expected.

The Duchess of Cambridge – whose due date is April 2018 – could be preparing to give birth any day as she continues her royal engagements.

Kate, 36, has previously halted all work a month before her due date, she did this with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, despite the fact she could be further along than first thought.

Pregnant Kate Middleton wears no nail varnish [Getty]
Pregnant Kate Middleton wears no nail varnish [Getty]

Prince William’s wife joined the royal family – including the Queen, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry – for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey – where Liam Payne performed – without any nail varnish on.

This is unusual for the mother-of-two as both Kate and Her Majesty are fans of a pale pink shade from Essie, and are rarely seen without it.

So we spoke to a midwife to find out if this could be a preparation for birth, suggesting the Duchess of Cambridge is further along than thought.

Liz Halliday – Deputy Head of Midwifery at Private Midwives, the UK’s leading provider of private midwifery care – told OK! Online exclusively the following: “For many years women have also been advised to avoid nail polish in late pregnancy due to the small chance that they may need a caesarean section and visual access of the nail beds.

Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her third baby in April 2018 [Getty]
Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her third baby in April 2018 [Getty]

“However maternity providers usually have nail polish remover to hand and can remove the polish in this circumstance. I do however advise my clients to avoid wearing gel or acrylic nails, or at least to leave the toes bare in case of emergency.”

However, Kate may have avoided wearing it throughout her pregnancy, Liz explained: “One reason why pregnant women may choose not to wear nail polish during pregnancy is due to the fact that some brands of nail polish contain chemicals that may be harmful to the unborn baby, namely DBI, toluene and formaldehyde. However, there hasn’t been any research to back up this theory.

“For those who are concerned, it is worth noting that many nail polishes are now free of these chemicals (3-free) which can offer some reassurance for women.

Pregnant Kate Middleton gives away telltale sign she's further along than expected [Getty]
Pregnant Kate Middleton gives away telltale sign she’s further along than expected [Getty]

Source: OK CO UK
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