Duchess Kate’s friend claims Kate is definitely preggo & will announce in December

All of a sudden, Duchess Kate has some very gossipy friends. Do you believe that? Do you believe that the woman who abandoned any and all “solo” friends to make “couples friends” with all of William’s people, do you believe that she now has some gossipy, tell-all friends? I don’t believe it. Here’s what I do think: I think Kate and her family have always been pretty good at working the media. I think the Middletons know that everyone has Royal Baby Fever and that the time has come for poor Kate to do her duty. So why not do her duty with the maximum amount of speculation possible? Thus, this story (which is getting wide coverage in America and the UK):

A baby is on the way! A close friend of duchess Kate Middleton, Jessica Hay, reveals to Life & Style that Kate and her hubby, Prince William, will soon announce that they’re expecting.

“They’re planning to make an announcement in December,” Jessica reveals. “I have this on the highest authority, and it’s not to be taken lightly. It’s going to be wonderful, happy news when it’s announced.”

Jessica, who attended the exclusive Marlborough school with Kate at the age of 14 and was a guest at the couple’s wedding reception last year, tells Life & Style that with the queen’s Jubilee celebration over, Kate, 30, “was told to put on weight by the palace in May and that 2013 would be the year they have a baby.” Jessica continues, “The royal family have been talking about William and Catherine having children for quite some time.”

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Jessica says that the royal couple’s social circle is “all abuzz” over the expected baby announcement and the two could not be more ready to have a little one.

“William is much like Diana and will definitely be a hands-on dad and not rely heavily on nannies to raise his and Catherine’s children,” she tells Life & Style. “They both try to be as normal as possible in their private lives, and that of course is going to continue when they have children.”

[From Life & Style]

Yes. Babies!! ROYAL Babies!! Just concentrate on the babies!! Don’t pay attention to how much Kate spends on clothes or how little work she does. Babies are the great cure-all. Anyway, yes… if Kate is already knocked up, then mazel tov. If she’s not already pregnant, then she will be soon and good for her. Even though I’m looking forward to the official announcement and everything, and I’ll totally be going crazy throughout Kate’s pregnancy, I’m already finding this speculation exhausting.

More pics of Waity and Will in Cambridge yesterday:

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. LucyS says:

    The Royalist column on Daily Beast basically called Jessica Hay a liar and a fraud – said she’s not really a friend of anyone’s. I tend to believe that because what kind of friend does that kind of b.s.?


    • boredsuburbanhousewife says:

      I have read many reports prior to this that Jessica Hay is not Kate’s friend, makes stuff up, was not a “guest” at the wedding or reception, and her assertions have been categorically denied by actual Royal sources.

      Kate probably is either pregnant or trying to become so, but I doubt Hay knows any more than I do.

  2. mln76 says:

    I don’t think I can blame Waity for the speculation. I’m old enough to remember when Diana was pregnant with Wil it was media insanity. Now I do believe the timing of the alleged but probable pregnancy has to do with Harry and her Royal ass getting bared to the world.

  3. Amelia says:

    Well, either way, SOMEONE’S off the Christmas card list …

  4. lem says:

    I think she might actually be b/c her face seems to have filled out SO MUCH and i don’t think it’s a) weight gain (that isn’t pregnancy related) or b) her new hairstyle– even when her hair is blown out of her face, it looks a lot fuller (and good).

  5. Redheadwriter says:

    Her face is definitely fuller. I guess now we can play “Waity” till we know for sure!

  6. Esmom says:

    I believe she’s pregnant, it is a major part of the deal after all, but I cannot for the life of me imagine her as a mom.

    Although I’ve said that about girlfriends and they have surprised me with maternal instincts I never would have guessed existed. So I guess I should give her the benefit of the doubt. With a kid, at least she’ll be doing something. With an army of help, I’m sure.

  7. Cheryl says:

    She is totally heavier than she used to be. Preggo. She could have a public bout of morning sickness to confirm it. I’d enjoy that. “Preggo Royals- they’re just like us!”

  8. Abby says:

    I’m just coming over here to say these photos made me laugh out loud. Thanks for picking the funniest ones. :-) Her faces! The hair!

    And I do love her. Can’t wait for ROYAL BABIES.

  9. Amy says:

    I’ve been saying that there will be a Christmas baby announcement for MONTHS now. I hope I’m right, cuz I’ve got $10 riding on it.

  10. Zombie Shortcake says:

    I bet all this media baby hoopla is pissing William off royally.

  11. princesslizabeth says:

    I think she’s preggers. Just a hunch.

  12. Christina says:

    I’d say Kate probably is preggers or will be very soon. But I don’t believe for a minute that she’d confide in the type of ‘friend’ who’d go blabbing to the tabloids. She and her family are pretty good at playing the PR game – nobody knew of their engagement until it was formally announced, and I expect the same will be true for any pregnancy.

  13. Esti says:

    Your conspiracy theories are getting kind of ridiculous. What possible motivation would Kate or the Royal family or the Middletons have for planting this story? If Kate’s pregnant, that’s going to get a shit-ton of coverage — they don’t need to plant rumors to build up buzz. And whether or not she’s pregnant, it’s not like every tabloid in the world isn’t already constantly speculating about the state of her womb. Plus, I think if an insider was controlling this message they would probably not include talk about how Kate was ordered to put on weight, that just makes the Royal family sound controlling and causes more concern-trolling about Kate’s health.

    I think bump-watch can be kind of fun, but I seriously don’t understand why anyone pays attention to these kinds of stories from “friends” of Kate. Remember a few months ago when another unnamed friend was telling the tabloids about the precise timing of Kate and Wills baby-making sexytimes? Because if you’re married to the future King, that’s definitely the kind of thing you would tell random friends. Obviously when she’s pregnant, it will be kept extremely hush-hush until the palace feels like releasing it. No “close friend” of the couple is going to leak this story.

    • LAK says:

      Whilst you do have a point, I think you misread the post.

      Post is throwing shade on this particular ‘baby speculation’ article and this so-called friend because that’s not how the middletons roll.

      However, it is also acknowledging the speculation as a generality that the middletons use to gain maximum advantage. This particular story isn’t their style.

      • Esti says:

        I think I read it correctly. Specifically this part:

        Here’s what I do think: I think Kate and her family have always been pretty good at working the media. I think the Middletons know that everyone has Royal Baby Fever and that the time has come for poor Kate to do her duty. So why not do her duty with the maximum amount of speculation possible? Thus, this story (which is getting wide coverage in America and the UK)

        That makes a pretty clear link between the Middletons wanting media speculation and (“thus”) this ridiculous non-story.

        There’s just no way that the Middletons, however scheming you choose to believe they are, would possibly think that sending some rando to talk to the tabloids is necessary to create speculation about whether Kate’s pregnant. The entire universe has been on bump-watch since before the wedding, and the tabloids are like rabid dogs at this point. Maybe the Middletons love the press, but I don’t think they’re stupid enough to think they should (or need to) send some already-discredited “friend” to stir up more rumors.

    • Raven says:

      Good point. Plus, a lot of couples don’t announce until after the first trimester to avoid having to then announce a miscarriage if it happens.

  14. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’m hoping for a baby w/ Diana’squalities! Kate’s pretty dull but still drowns out Wills…he’s got no personality.

  15. RobN says:

    She turns 31 next month. They’ve said they want a couple of kids. It’s kind of simple math at this point.

  16. Kate says:

    I don’t get why the media pay any attention to this Hay woman. She was at school with Kate Middleton, as in, the same year. That’s it. She doesn’t seem to know her at all, otherwise. There are dozens of people who can make that claim, and it was what, 15 years ago or something? She knows nothing.

    Having said that, she will be pregnant soon if she can be. It’s her primary job, and she’s not getting any younger.

  17. Andrea says:

    I have mixed feelings now. Her face DOES look fuller but I dunno, your face doesn’t look fuller that fast does it? If we don’t get an announcement by christmas, this is definitely a fake story.

  18. Fue McCormick says:

    Look! William’s holding his stomach in one of those photos! He must be pregnant and the announcement will be coming any day now!
    There’s that upside down bow belt. I wonder if Kate is trolling Celebitchy and wincing at those photos?

  19. Vava says:

    Well, I think she’s pregnant. This whole thing about being the incubator of the future regent is really quite repugnant. This is, in reality, her major ROLE now. Obviously Kate seems to feel the trade-off is worth it.

  20. HappyPossum says:

    No way would they make an announcement until she was out of her first trimester. Since Kate had to take malaria meds this fall and it isn’t recommended to get preggers until that’s cleared the system, I can’t see anything until at least early next year.

  21. Hope says:

    OMG, her FACE!!! Girlfriend is prego, that’s just all there is to it! She has a double chin, come on now. Lil’ miss “let’s starve for the wedding!” would NOT let that happen if there were not a very good reason. And her coat is quite oversized; just look at how baggy the sleeves are. It’s to hide her tum-tum, I’m telling ya.

    We’ll be seeing these pics a lot over the next several months. These will be the “AH-HA, she was about two months along when these were taken!” shots. Let the backtracking and conception date speculation commence :)