Kate Middleton pregnant: Due date and baby details revealed as the Duchess of Cambridge works through her third trimester
The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child with husband Prince William.
But when is Kate Middleton’s due date and is this baby a boy or girl?
Here’s all the Duchess of Cambridge’s baby details from bump to birth…
Kate Middleton sex and baby name
Kate Middleton’s latest appearance left everyone wondering if she’d dropped the hint of her baby’s gender and name.
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out at eight months pregnant in an Orla Kiely dress.
However, fans quickly noticed it was called the Margaret, which has led them to believe Kate is having a girl and may name her Princess Margaret.
Kate Middleton maternity leave
It’s not known exactly when Kate will retire from her duties for maternity leave but it’s thought to be around four weeks before her due date.
Judging by her maternity pattern with her former two children, it won’t be long before we see her back on her royal duties after the birth either.
Kate Middleton baby name
With months to go until we meet royal baby number three, baby name speculation has reached an all time high.
Many royal fans were convinced Kate would call their baby Alice if she’s a girl, with many certain she will now pick the name Mary.
Kate Middleton at seven months
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in Essex for a royal engagement at seven months pregnant.
Kate showed off her baby bump which seems to have finally popped after the royal tour of Sweden and Norway.
She refused to give into maternity wear and wore huge heels for the event.
Prince Harry to get married after royal baby arrival
Their statement read: “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”
The wedding has been announced as 19 May 2018, which is just after Kate will give birth to her third child, so hopefully the Duchess of Cambridge will be there with their newborn, so Prince George and Princess Charlotte can be part of the big day.
Kate is due in April 2018, so it’s going to be a very busy year for the royal family.
Kate Middleton maternity style
Prince William’s wife has been wearing heels and dresses throughout her first trimester, but the pregnant royal mixed it up for a visit to Hornsey Road Children’s Centre.
Kate sported a new hair style and wore a cream coat from Goat, Stuart Weitzman boots and a mulberry clutch bag.
The Duchess of Cambridge was glowing as she chatted to members of the public at the royal engagement.
Kate Middleton receives advice from unlikely celebrity
Alicia then offered the Duchess some advice and wrote in an open letter: “Congratulations on the impending arrival of your third child!
“I imagine that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are thrilled at the idea of a new little brother or sister. I was sorry to hear that you’re once again suffering from severe morning sickness. With the hope of supporting you during this time, please accept a copy of my book The Kind Mama.
“I wrote it because I saw some women in my life having such amazing, beautiful, blissful experiences with pregnancy, birth, and motherhood and that was so inspiring to me.”
Kate Middleton twins
While there’s nothing to suggest Kate is expecting more than one baby and twins don’t appear to run in either family, it has led to questions over what would happen to the royal succession to the throne if she were expecting two babies, especially after she stepped out in a pale blue dress followed by a pale pink dress.
The rules were changed so that gender is no longer an overriding factor, meaning Princess Charlotte will not see her position slip if the new baby is a boy.
Until as recently as 2012, if a royal had twins and they were a boy and a girl, it would be the boy who automatically got to wear the crown.
But now, if Kate ever had twins and had a girl and a boy, it would be the first-born who succeeds, regardless of gender.
Kate Middleton’s first public appearance
The Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance on World Mental Health Day.
Kate wore a blue Temperley London dress for the occasion as the first hint of baby bump was seen.
The dress cost £795, and some fans believed the colour meant she was having a baby boy.
Royal baby number three godparents
According to royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie could play a big part in the new baby’s life.
Explaining to Express.co.uk, he said: “It is possible Beatrice or Eugenie might be a godparent to the new baby.”
If true, it will be the second time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have broken royal tradition after failing to make any members of the royal family Princess Charlotte’s godparents, instead opting for a member of Princess Diana’s family.
Royal baby’s first gift revealed
Prince William and Kate Middleton have been given their first baby gift, ahead of the new arrival.
On a visit to the Spitalfields Crypt Trust, in London, on September 19, the dad of two was presented with three hand-carved wooden owls.
The birds were made by students at the Restoration Station – a furniture workshop which is part of the charity.
Prince Harry’s brother described the unique gifts – one for each of his children – as “very nice” and thanked the students for making them.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s due date
Prince William may have let slip that his wife has reached the 12-week mark in September 2017.
After receiving congratulations from an audience member at the National Mental Health and Policing conference in Oxford, the future king said: “Thank you, it’s very good news. There’s not much sleep going on at the moment.”
He then added: “It was a bit anxious to start with,” but that they can “start celebrating this week”.
Kate Middleton on juggling three kids
Holly Willoughby drew comparison between herself and the Duchess of Cambridge, speaking on Lorraine, she said: “By the time the third one comes along you’re on a role, you know what you’re doing…or you know you’re never going to know what you’re doing.
“You can sort of amble your way through it a bit more, by this time round – she knows what she’s doing. She’s a great mother.”
Comparing the royal children to her own three kids, Harry, 8, Belle, 6, and two-year-old Chester, Holly added: “If she has a boy it will be same, boy, girl, boy.”
Kate Middleton’s birthing plan
Royal babies used to always be born at home, sometimes with the royal secretary present too so they could ensure there was no “foul play”. That rule changed after 1944.
The Queen herself delivered her four children at Clarence House.
The reason why? It’s thought the overwhelming crowds of fans, news crews and paparazzi is too much for the mum to be.
However, neither Kate or William have confirmed or denied the reports.
Kate Middleton’s pregnancy announcement
Kensington Palace took to social media to make the royal baby announcement.
The statement read: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their child.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
Kate Middleton, 36, had a tough pregnancy with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte after suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Unfortunately, the Duchess of Cambridge has been struck with the severe morning sickness again and has already cancelled royal engagements.
Kensington Palace revealed: “As with their previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today.
“The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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