A Royal Baby? Kate Middleton’s Close Pal Says Announcement Will Be Made Next Month

By Radar Staff

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be making a BIG announcement next month, says a friend of Kate’s, sparking intense renewed speculation that a Royal baby is on the way.

Kate, 30, is ready to share “wonderful, happy news” next month, says Jessica Hay in an interview with New Idea magazine. Hay, described as a close friend of Kate’s, tells the mag: “They’re planning to make an announcement in December.”

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Hay attended the Royal couple’s wedding reception and shared a school dormitory with Kate at 14. She notes that her friend has gained a little bit of weight recently and that “William and Kate are focused on starting a family.”

William, 30, previously told Katie Couric that his time in the Royal Air Force may be drawing to a close because of the pressures of his “other life” and added, “more importantly, I’d like to have children.”

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While Kate will be happy with either a boy or girl, Hay says the Duchess of Cambridge is secretly hoping for a boy first and then a girl. “It seems very traditional but of course they’ll be happy with two boys or two girls, they don’t want more.

“They’ve discussed it endlessly and don’t want to be older parents.”

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Pregnancy headlines would be a welcome relief for Kate after her topless-photo ordeal and the international attention it drew. The pictures were snapped while Kate and William vacationed in France.


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