Kate Middleton: Expecting a Girl?!

Is the pregnant Kate Middleton expecting a girl?

A remark by the Duchess during her public appearance at the National Fishing Heritage Centre sent the royal baby rumor mill into overdrive yesterday.

Greeted by adoring crowds, the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was given a white teddy bear by a Grimsby, England, resident named Diane Burton.

“Thank you, I’ll take that for my d–” Prince William’s glowing wife replied, appearing to cut herself off mid-sentence. Gotta mean it’s a girl, right?

When another well-wisher then asked the royal if she was about to say “daughter,” Kate Middleton smiled, coyly replying, “We’re not telling.”

Another witness, Sandra Cook, overheard this and told reporters: “I said to her: ‘You were going to say daughter weren’t you?’ and she said, ‘No, we don’t know.'”

Remarked Cook, 67, to Kate: “I said, ‘Oh, I think you do’, to which she said: ‘We’re not telling.'” Kate, meanwhile, happily clutched the teddy bear gift.

Privately, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently learned the sex of their baby, a palace source confirms, “but they’ve only told their parents” thus far.

If it’s indeed a girl, it’s potentially historic news.

The current ruler, William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, recently decreed that, should he and Kate’s first born be a daughter, she will be called “Princess.”

More significantly, the Succession the Crown Bill, overruling centuries of tradition, decrees that their first child will be the heir to the throne, regardless of gender.

So basically, all hail the Future Queen (maybe)!

The future British monarch is staying active before his/her big arrival, that’s for sure. Middleton confirmed Tuesday that the baby is kicking already in there!

After naked Harry, come Kate’s topless photos!

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s topless photographs are going to be published by a French magazine, a move that comes close on the heels of her brother-in-law Prince Harry’s naked photo scandal.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be “saddened” by claims made by a French magazine that it will publish topless photographs of Kate Middleton, reported The Sun.

The photographs were taken last week while she was sunbathing by a swimming pool with her husband Prince William at a chateau in Provence, France. They were at Chateau d’Autet in Luberon, a secluded, picturesque hunting lodge.

Closer magazine has posted a pixelated version online showing Kate in a bikini and William in a pair of shorts.

Underneath it said: “See incredible pictures of the future Queen of England as you’ve never seen her… and as you will never see her again!”

The magazine’s editor Laurence Pieau was quoted as saying that the pictures showed Kate “fully topless”.

“Harry is going to feel a lot less alone.”

The snaps are said to show William and Kate, both 30, rubbing sun cream on their bodies by the pool, The Sun reported.

The blurb of the magazine said: “Kate was perfecting her tan. And to avoid streaky tan marks, she took off her bathing suit.”

Just last month, the royal family was hit by the scandal of photographs that showed a naked Prince Harry.

Prince Harry had become naked after a game of strip billiards, hugged a naked woman, and showed his bare bottom to the camera while spending a raucous holiday in Las Vegas.

Kate Middleton Rumors Persist: “Definitely” Pregnant!

Kate Middleton sparked a renewed bout of speculation that she may be pregnant this week, and now an unnamed palace source is adding fuel to the fire.

During a state banquet in Singapore, the future queen TWICE made toasts to the current Queen by drinking water instead of wine – unusual for toasts.

This, obviously, set off pregnancy rumors, coupled with reports from the royal circle (allegedly) that Kate is “definitely” pregnant at this point in time.

Kate Middleton Drinking Water

One source has said that yes, Kate Middleton is pregnant, but that William and Kate were planning to hold off announcing a pregnancy for “as long as possible.”

That may mean more than a few months, as she’s probably not pregnant. All the girl did was refuse wine, and all William did was say he wants two kids.

Someday.

Kate is said to find the constant attention on her pregnancy status and whether or not she’s too thin unsettling, but accepts it as part of the territory.

At least she’s not under any pressure to produce a male heir. A change in the laws of succession means her first-born will be the heir(ess), regardless of gender.

Kate Middleton Honors Irish Guards on St. Patrick’s Day

Now that’s St. Patrick’s Day fashion done right.

Kate Middleton continued run of recent royal festivities with her husband away on military duty in the Falkland Islands as she set out to Aldershot, England, to greet and charm the Irish guards on Saturday, March 17.

Here’s one of  Kate Middleton photos from the event:

Kate Middleton in Green

Clad in an emerald coat dress cinched at the waist, the lovely Kate accessorized with a brown cap, matching pumps, and a bloom of shamrocks on to her lapel.

Kate Middleton also donned a clover pin that once belonged to The Queen Mother, Prince William’s great-grandmother, who passed away in 2002.

After presenting soldiers with a basket of shamrocks (a tradition dating back to 1901), the 30-year-old got into the spirit with a sip of Harvey’s Bristol Creme sherry.

Her outing also included adorning the Regimental mascot Conmeal (a black dog) with a shamrock on his collar. All in a day’s work for the Duchess!