Rumor has it there could be another prince on the way for Britain’s Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. While there has been no official confirmation of the royal child's gender from Kensington Palace, Kate’s recent fashion choice has sparked some speculation that she might just be pregnant with another baby boy.
According to a report from Huffington Post Canada, Kate, 33, helped fuel the baby gender rumor by sporting the color blue on two recent back-to-back outings, to the Kensington Aldridge Academy and the Kensington Leisure Centre, Jan. 19. Her outfit of choice consisted of a pleated baby blue coat and navy blue pumps. Once inside the facility, the Duchess showed off her green and, you guessed it, blue dress. Both clothing items were made by Seraphine, reports Us Weekly. Check out a photo from her appearance at the academy below:
â€” Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 19, 2015
The coat looks strikingly similar in both color and shape to the outerwear she sported during her appearance at the Valero Pembroke Refinery in South Wales with Prince William, 32, in November. Kate also wore a completely blue ensemble to the Tower of London “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” poppy installation in London in August, one month before officially announcing her pregnancy.
Despite the rumors that her recent outfit choice has created, the Duchess confirmed that she did not know the gender of her second child during her appearance. The question regarding the child's sex was raised by 17-year-old student, Martina McDonaugh. “I told her I hoped it was a girl, but she said she doesn’t know yet," McDonaugh revealed. “She said it was moving around a lot.”
So are Kate’s fashion choices merely a coincidence, or was she secretly trying to give her fans a hint about her child's gender ahead of her April due date? While her decision to wear the color blue isn’t necessarily a dead giveaway the royal baby will be male, it is worth noting that Kate sported a light blue dress when leaving St. Mary’s Hospital after giving birth to her son Prince George in 2013.
While Kate's most recent apeparance may have a majority of onlookers believing she is carrying a boy, other reports do share opposing speculation. At Kate’s Jan. 19 appearance her baby bump appeared "higher and wider" than during her pregnancy with Prince George, Hello Magazine pointed out. Her “fuller” face and "rounder hips" might also a hint she is having a baby girl, claims the tabloid, but they’re not the only ones who think Kate will welcome Britain's next princess.
Just three months after the palace confirmed Kate’s pregnancy, Life and & Style reported that the Duke and Duchess were expecting a daughter. “She loves the idea of William and Kate having a boy and a girl,” a source said of William’s grandmother, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s reaction to the gender news.
Kate and William have not announced any plans to reveal their child’s gender ahead of his/her arrival this spring. The Duchess will reportedly deliver at St. Mary's in London.