Kate Middleton might be pregnant with a future princess. Three months after announcing her second pregnancy, one report is claiming that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a female heir this coming spring with her husband, Britain's Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
According to a print report in the Nov. 24 issue of Life & Style magazine, Middleton and William, both 32, have announced to close friends and family that they're expecting a baby girl. The couple is reportedly “thrilled” to be welcoming a daughter to join their 1-year-old son, HRH Prince George. Similar to previous reports, the tabloid claims that the duo want to name their baby after Prince William’s mother, the late Princess Diana.
Queen Elizabeth II, long rumored to be on the outs with Middleton, is even reportedly “beaming” about the prospect of having a great granddaughter. “She loves the idea of William and Kate having a boy and a girl,” a source said.
Following their rumored gender reveal, Middleton is now reportedly prepping two nurseries for her new baby, one in their Kensington Palace apartment in London and one in their Norfolk, England, country home, Anmer Hall, neither of which will have a pink color scheme. “Kate wants more neutral palates like creams and beiges,” said an insider. “She’s earmarked rooms they’ll turn into the new baby’s nurseries.”
In order to make the new baby feel equal to Prince George, the speculated future king of England, Middleton is said to be having her baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the same facility where she delivered George in 2012. “They wouldn’t want their children to feel there was any favoritism,” an insider said. “The baby won’t be treated any differently from George.”
The Clarence House announced Middleton’s second pregnancy on Sept. 8. Similar to the Duchess’ first pregnancy, she has battled Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an acute form of morning sickness, which forced her to cancel numerous public appearances. Middleton reprised her duties last month, attending an event at the Royal Garden Hotel with Prince William in London Oct. 21. The couple, fresh off their Scotland babymoon, are expected to pay a three-day visit to New York City later this month ahead of the child's April 2015 due date.