We are in the final week(s) of Duchess Kate’s pregnancy. At this point, I think I’m going along with the royal conspiracy theory that Kate’s real due date is sooner rather than later, and that she might give birth within the next week, possibly. Which is just as well, because I’m kind of at my limit with the royal pregnancy gossip. Sure, it’s fun for a while but really – Kate’s pregnancy has been pretty bland overall, and she’s barely made any public appearances for the past nine months. She averages something like one or two appearance a month. So here’s a weird/funny story which is meant to sound sweet but actually makes Kate sound like a cartoon character. “A baby goes where?!”
The final countdown has begun for the royal baby! Due July 11, Kate Middleton is “really enjoying her final weeks of pregnancy,” a source close to the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, recently told Us Weekly. Indeed, as Prince William’s wife of two years hunkers down to await the birth — she made her last official engagement last week — she’s still marveling at the wonder of it all.
“Kate finds pregnancy fascinating,” the source says. “She still says, ‘I can’t believe it’ when you talk about a baby being inside her.’”
The father-to-be is just as transfixed, the source adds. “”They’re both so excited and have so many questions.” Like most first-time parents, “they want to know what the baby will look like and who it will take after.”
Middleton plans to give birth naturally at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, and until that happy, much-anticipated day, she “wants to be near William in the final weeks,” another insider says. “It’s important to her.”
Currently ensconced at the couple’s home near William’s Royal Air Force post in Anglesy, Wales, there’s even an emergency plan in case should she go into labor early, with a helicopter set to fly her to London.
“It’s very exciting,” says a palace aide.
Kate just took an “emergency” helicopter ride to London earlier this week. I think the emergency was that she wanted to go shopping. Maybe she had a hair appointment. Kate’s been shopping a lot lately of course. Star Magazine also has a story about Kate “preparing for baby” by shopping and shopping and shopping some more. Let’s see if there’s anything interesting… she was enchanted by a large, pink sofa at Kingcome Sofas in London. She also spent time shopping for blue drapes. Kate has been “saying no to splashy events and travel plans” to “spend low-key evenings at home while devoting her days to prenatal yoga sessions, relaxing with loved ones and furnishing her nursery.” Sources say she’s focused on getting everything done at the Kensington Palace apartment.” This is best/funniest quote: “Kate loves her royal life, but she’s more than ready to spend some time just being a wife and mother.” Um, easy, royal propagandists. Also: Kate’s staying at her mom’s house for like two months after she gives birth, so it’s not so much about being a “wife” I guess.
Star also says that Carole Middleton is so baby-crazy that she’s installing a new kitchen and nursery in the new Middleton estate, because Kate and newborn baby are going to be staying there for the first six weeks (at least). Sources also say that Kate has been incredibly emotional during her pregnancy and “she’s had to fight off several panic attacks… she’s terrified about giving birth and all the uncertainties that come with being a new mom.”
As for the Kensington apartment, which has been under renovation for more than a year, newly-released data suggests that the total renovation/refurbishment of that one apartment (it’s like a mansion within a castle) has cost the British taxpayers £1,000,000. And I bet that’s before they even calculate how much Kate is spending on decorations. There’s also new information about Will & Kate’s “epic Asian tour” which lasted all of 10 days. That trip cost the taxpayers £370,000. Let me ask you something, British people: do you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth out of William and Kate?
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