Just shy of six months after giving birth to the royal baby, Prince George Alexander Louis, rumors are already circulating that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is pregnant with her second child.
According to a print report from Star Magazine’s latest issue, the royal mom is expecting her second child with her husband of two years, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. “Kate, who turns 32 on Jan. 9, and William, 31, indeed are now expecting their second child,” reads the magazine report, adding, “The royal family is overjoyed with the stunning turns of events.”
While Clarence House has yet to confirm or deny the report, Star claims that Middleton is already well into her first trimester. “Kate only recently confirmed it with her doctor, then shared the happy news with William,” a source told the magazine. A “royal insider” also revealed that the allegedly expectant couple shared the big news with members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, during a Christmas get-together on Dec. 18.
According to the report, Middleton was spotted sporting a small baby bump during a casual outing on the grounds of London’s Kensington Gardens early last month. The duchess was also reportedly seen resting her hands on her “bump” while attending a gala at the Natural History Museum in London with William the following week.
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With a baby boy and heir to the British throne already on board, what gender is the couple rooting for this time around? If rumors are to be believed, the duo is hoping for a little princess. “Kate and William will, of course, be happy with a healthy baby of either sex, but Kate is really hoping for a girl this time,” said an insider. “She feels a little sister for George would be perfect.”
The royal couple welcomed their first child on July 22, 2013. Middleton gave birth to the royal baby, HRH Prince George of Cambridge, the presumed future king of the United Kingdom, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.