Duchess Kate confirmed her ‘mid to late April’ due date to a peasant

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Here are some more photos of Kate out and about yesterday in England. Polka dots! I still don’t care for them, but I still have to give her props for making public appearances, especially since we were being told a month ago that Kate would be winding down her public schedule. There’s a rumor (?) that she’s going to be making some kind of public appearance tomorrow, and she’s also confirmed – with Prince William – for three events on March 27th. This second pregnancy has been so different from her first one, hasn’t it? When she was pregnant with George, she couldn’t wait to wind down her meager schedule. People Mag also had a glowing story about Kate’s “magic dust” charisma during this visit to Woolwich – go here to read.

As for when Kate is actually due, before yesterday, I had only heard “whispers” from various royal sources. Some claimed end of April, some claimed it could even be beginning of May. But while Kate was out yesterday, she confirmed her due date (sort of) to a commoner:

Prince George will be a big brother sooner than later! Kate Middleton revealed that she is expecting her second child to arrive by the “mid-to-end” of April.

The Duchess of Cambridge broke the news to volunteers at Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich, where she attended a coffee breakfast before watching a training session and visiting an on-site nursery. “I told her she is beautiful and that she’s got a tiny little bump,” volunteer Christie Osborne, 49, told reporters following Middleton’s visit. “I asked when her baby is due and she said mid-to-end of April.”

While Middleton revealed her due date, she did not reveal the sex of her second child.

[From E! News]

Crap, mid-to-late April means that The Great Kate Wait 2.0 is probably going to start on April 10 and she’ll give birth on April 29th and it will be a total clusterwhoops for gossip coverage AGAIN. I mean, I understand that she doesn’t want to give out the exact due date and she’s probably just repeating what her doctors told her anyway. I’m not blaming her – I’m blaming the crazy media overload that will accompany this news.

As for the sex of the baby… so many people think she’s having a girl this time. It was well known that William sort of hoped they would have a girl for the first pregnancy, but Kate “did her duty” and provided a male heir. So she has pretty good luck. I think she probably is having a girl. As for the name… I’d put $5 on something like Alexandra Elizabeth Diana. Or Victoria Diana Elizabeth. Something like that.

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  1. Marianne says:

    I think Victoria Diana Grace.

  2. caitlin says:

    Mid to Late April? I can understand her being vague — the media circus were camped outside the hospital last time. I’d wager it’s sooner rather than later.

    • FLORC says:

      That’s not too vague. And the media circus will begin in early april.
      This is like last time. Only this time I wonder if Tanna will still have the inside scoop.

      • caitlin says:

        When your doctor gives you a due date, they may be off by a few days, but they give you more to go on than just “mid to late April”. At least that was my experience with my 2 pregnancies.

      • Citresse says:

        caitlin, yes especially with ultrasound technology during first trimester, the professionals can narrow down a due date with 98 per cent accuracy.
        Therefore Kate is playing with the press with the two week window- it just clogs up everything around the hospital.

      • FLORC says:

        Very aware of due date accuracy. And also how the baby come when it comes.

        Also, George was said to be late and Kate was induced.
        Most recently a friend was said she’d deliver on her birthday or near it. Baby was 2 weeks later, but perfectly healthy and labor was not induced.
        It’s an educated guess.

        I do think Kate is just dropping info to talk to someone. That how all her comments come off when speaking to the common folk.
        I bet Kate knows the wondow of time and she just wanted to answer a question asked honestly.

        As far as clogging hospitals it will be easier this time. They won’t be held up at the Midds home taking priority from local and surrounding emregency services. They’ll be at Anmer Hall. Things will be easier as far as a traffic cluster goes.

    • rosalie says:

      FLORC,
      I agree with Caitlin – she is being vague. Kate was asked about her “due date” not to predict the actual arrival date where it could be as much as 2 weeks late.

      • FLORC says:

        rosalie
        I see that. I think I wasn’t fully understanding the comment then.
        She’s not given a numbers timeline/date. Only the “ballpark” figure.

  3. OTHER RENEE says:

    Girl. April 25 (just because that’s my birthday).

    Mary Elizabeth Diana.

    I’m thinking no to Alexandra because they won’t want her called Alex.

    I’ve never understood why they chose the stodgy name George. But since they did, I’m going with Mary for its simplicity.

    • UESider says:

      I’m also thinking no on Alexandra because Alexander is one of George’s middle names (I still wonder if there was discussion about his name being Alexander, not George). I know the royals have a limited pool of “acceptable” + family names, but I don’t think they’ll reuse it.

    • puffinlunde says:

      Well there is already a Princess Alexandra in Britain – cousin to the Queen

    • FLORC says:

      Right. Alexandra is a lovely name, but it’s out.
      And there are so many really beautiful names that are regal for girls. Still, it’s only a 50/50 shot at being a girl unless they chose the gender.

    • Guinevere says:

      George is a pretty popular name in Britain and the choice was well-received by the public.

    • Montréalaise says:

      Great Britain has had several King Georges, including Prince George’s great-great-grandfather (the Queen’s father). The royals like to go with tradition, especially if the baby is in direct line to the throne.

  4. aims says:

    I have to say, she really does handle pregnancy well. At this stage I was a swollen mess. Everyone wants them to have a little girl and I think there will be a collective “oh well” if she has another boy.

    • Tough Cookie says:

      But if she has another boy we can have more stories how she is “Just Like Diana!!”

    • Senaber says:

      Hmmm trying to think of some good boy names. Henry is out, and I feel like Charles and Phiilip are out as well. No way it’s andrew or Edward. They used Alexander and Louis for George. Maybe James or Michael? I love the name James, but would that be odd? Arthur, Albert, Nicholas? I love Albert. I feel like they would throw a Frederick in there too.

      • LAK says:

        Prince Edward’s son is a James. When he grows up, he may take up his princely style that he currently doesn’t use to become Prince James. Further, Princess Alexandra’s son is also a James Ogilvy.

        MIchael could be inspired either by her father or Prince Michael of Kent. There is already a Frederick, Prince Michael’s son.

        Nicholas is also taken, The Duke of Kent’s youngest son is Nicholas.

        All of that said, they may still choose any of those names since Alexander/Alexandra is currently shared with The Duke of Gloucester, The Earl of Ulster ( Duke of Gloucester’s heir), Princess Alexandra and PGtips.

        Therefore on that note, I’m going to throw in Charles, Philip, Henry, Edward, Andrew.

        Andrew is a name shared by current Prince Andrew and Philip’s father.

        Henry is always popular.

        Ditto Edward. Currently, The Duke of Kent, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward share the name.

  5. marie says:

    Has anyone else noticed that for being 8 months pregnat she barely looks pregnant, if at all? What kind of voo doo is that? At 8 months I was unmistakably pregnant.

    I don’t buy the big coats thing either.

    • caitlin says:

      This was mentioned in previous posts including yesterday. It’s a combination of long torso and strict diet & exercise regimen. Or Magic ;)

      • sarah says:

        I don’t know, I’m tall and have an unusually long torso and I was unmistakably pregnant with both of my children by 6 months. I looked like I had a basketball under my shirt by 8 months. Everyone just carries different.

    • FLORC says:

      This is just stiring the pot. All pregnant ladies carry differently. You don’t get huge in the last trimester. I see pregnant ladies all the time (for work) and the majority are not that big.
      They exercise, watch what they eat, and their bodies play a big role.

      Kate has a very long torso plus has a confirmed strict diet and exercise routine.

      These comments about her not looking pregnant are just silly and boring. It’s not a statement as much as it’s fishing imo because it’s a topic that has been covered to death (imo).

      • Denise says:

        Watching what you eat isn’t healthy while you’re pregnant, and regardless of being careful with your diet and exercising, you’re going to explode or you’re not. I was small and then my hips finally widened and my stomach got big in my last trimester. Body type has nothing to do with how you’ll carry. Some tall, slim women get massive. So you’re kind of saying what you don’t want other people to say.

      • FLORC says:

        Denise
        Watching what you eat to restrict calories for the purpose of minimal weight gain alone is very unhealthy. I doubt Kate is doing that here though. She’s keeping herself as thin as possible with heavy exercise, but still kaaping the fetus healthy.
        It’s a line some can walk with ease and others can’t. That’s just case by case because all bodies/pregnancy circumstances/factors are different.

        And yes. Body type does play a role in how you carry. It’s part of the package of variables in why each woman carries differently.
        I’m not saying long torsos will always carry smaller. Only that it has the potential too.

    • hannahf says:

      Um, watching what you eat is healthy-it’s dieting or not eating enough nutritious food that’s problematic. And while women carry differently, height does make a difference. If a woman is short, once the baby is a certain size there is nowhere for “the bump” to go but out.

      Part of the reason Kate doesn’t look that big has to do with the style of clothes she wears and the angle photographs are taken. She looked bigger in pics from an event she attended last week than she does in the pics here.

    • Inconceivable! says:

      Have you seen the pics of the lingerie model who is 8 or 8 1/2 months pregnant? She seriously has the smallest bump ever! The doctors say her muscles are tight and keeping the baby right in place. She looks like a 4 month pregnancy to an average woman or a 1 month Kim Kardashian pregnancy.
      It’s amazing, bizarre, and somewhat creepy!

  6. pi3.142 says:

    I think it’s another boy, based purely on the neat bump! I’m not sure how scientific this is (not at all scientific) but everyone i know who has been pregnant with a girl has had a ‘wider’ bump if you will but boys have always been tidy little things. If it is a boy I’m not sure what they’ll call him though as they used almost every vaguely regal sounding name on PG.

    • Dawn says:

      I have a boy and the way I carried was low but wide! My friends who had girls seemed to carry higher up! But I think it’s a boy too!

    • Denise says:

      I first read your first line as saying ‘meat bump’ – glad I was wrong!

  7. Tough Cookie says:

    She’s working so much!! Poor old thing, after the baby is born we may not see her again until 2017.

    • Olenna says:

      Ha!

    • Jib says:

      She is really digging the ditches recently. Such an amazing work ethic she and her husband share.

      I have to say, she has made it on to my Irrational Hate List. I’m sure she is nice, but she just seems so completely vacuous, seen and not heard, and I feel like the worship of her is just absurd. I can’t even read GFY threads on her clothes anymore, because everyone there just worships her!! And for what?? What has she done that she is so highly regarded for?? Dressing pretty?? Waving?? Not being an embarrassment??? Is that what we expect of women nowadays? Is not being Kim Kardashian reason to put someone on a pedestal?

      If this is now the bar for women’s accomplishments, I think we women have not come very far.

  8. Senaber says:

    I feel like there will be a Caroline in the name somewhere. Also maybe Margaret, because it is becoming popular now. i would hope they would go with Elizabeth (the nickname possibilities!) but wily willy might want to make a “statement.”

    • Tough Cookie says:

      I didn’t even think of Caroline until I read it on this site yesterday…now I think it’s a possibility. Personally I don’t care for it…I grew up with a cousin named Caroline and she always smelled like feet.

    • Kori says:

      I think Caroline has a good chance because a) it has a royal history but not a recent one and b) allows Kate to honor her mother in a way. I think Victoria ad Mary may be in the mix (the latter having Cambridge roots like George). If they want honor Diana in a more subtle way they could go with Frances as a middle name.

    • notasugarhere says:

      We already have high-profile Princess Caroline of Monaco (once considered as a bride for Charles if she’d convert). They might not want that association with the Grimaldi’s.

  9. bettyrose says:

    Sigh. I love polka dots, but unlike yesterday she didn’t steal this dress from me. Mine’s more of an a-line.

    • vava says:

      Isn’t it the same dress we saw yesterday?

      • bettyrose says:

        Okay, well I’m an idiot, but I actually have three black-and-white polka dot dresses in different styles, so I was trying to compare this one to a different dress from yesterday. My bad. ;-)

  10. Tania says:

    She didn’t show much with the first but I feel like she’s even smaller with this one. I’ll bet she doesn’t even have a post baby pooch after this one is born.

    • Mel M says:

      I agree. I feel like at this late stage with George her bump was a lot bigger and her face more round.

    • FLORC says:

      When she stands up straight she appears larger. It’s her slouching posture that conceals a lot.

  11. LAK says:

    PGtips is Alexander (George Alexander Louis). I doubt they’d double up and call other siblings the same.

    • OTHER RENEE says:

      Please remind me why he’s called “Tips.”

    • Ellen says:

      But there’s precedent. Andrew and Edward both have Edward in their name.

      • LAK says:

        Ellen, you make an excellent point and I take back my comment.

        I went back and looked at various members of the family and they all have similar names amongst siblings eg Princess Anne is Louise, whilst Andrew, William and PGtips are all Louis.

        George 6, Charles and PGtips are all George.

        George 6 and Charles are also Arthur.

        Edward, Albert and Frederick are present in quite a few current members directly and wider windsors.

        I think the only name not used frequently is Nicholas and Michael. Only one person per name…..both in the Kent family.

    • Tough Cookie says:

      My sisters and I all have the same middle name (Marie.) But we are peasants, soooooo ;)

    • bettyrose says:

      Well sure, when When you give your first kid twelve names… :-p

  12. Imo says:

    It would be great if they went rogue and used a non traditional name like Hannah, Grace, Emma or McKenzie. Absolutely won’t happen though.

  13. Yeses says:

    My vote is for April 21st because that is Queen Elizabeth’s birthday.. first one a male heir + second spare, a girl on QE’s birthday + Elizabeth and Diana in the name = Achieve Royal Duty Trifecta and get a special gold star.

    • Thinker says:

      April 21 is my guess too. Otherwise, I think Kaiser is right and it will be the 29 or 30th.

      Girl – Either Victoria, Charlotte, or Caroline – and the middle names will obviously be Elizabeth and Diana.

    • sophietta says:

      Around April 23rd. If it’s a boy I’m going for Nicholas Michael Phillip. Girl might be Mary Elizabeth Diana. Actually they might even go for Caroline (after Carole Midd)……

  14. Laura says:

    I think it will be a girl on April 24th (my birthday…lol) and her name will be Margaret Elizabeth Frances – a nod to the current Queen and her beloved baby sister and of course, Diana :)

    • Citresse says:

      Somehow I don’t think they want a name after the Queen’s late sister.
      This is my guess if a girl:

      Mary Diana Victoria

      Jane Diana Mary

  15. Sammi says:

    It would be nice if the birth was April 29th since that is their wedding anniversary. My bet is a girl with the name Charlotte.

    • Senaber says:

      I love the name Charlotte, but I don’t think it will happen because it would be seen as a nod to Charles.

  16. pi3.142 says:

    I also enjoy the last picture where it looks as though she is hovering out of the car!

  17. Thinker says:

    How bout the name Alice? It’s traditional, there is precedent, it’s Philip’s mother’s name…. If any of the regulars know a reason Alice is out, enlighten me?

    • Tough Cookie says:

      I like Alice!!

    • Senaber says:

      Love this idea! Alice Elizabeth Diana is very pretty, and it would be her own, so to speak.

    • FLORC says:

      Hmm… That’s a cute name (if it’s a girl)

    • LAK says:

      Princess Anne is also Alice. Ditto Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

    • Jaded says:

      Alice is my middle name (after my paternal grandmother) so it gets my vote!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Her thesis was on the photos of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland. That might add more reasons for using Alice, if she’s a fan of Lewis Carroll. It would be a sideways way of naming the baby for her mother (a nod to Carroll / Carole) without using that name directly.

      For a boy, they could use Francis as a middle name. Her father’s middle name is Francis and it would be a version of “Frances” from Diana Frances Spencer.

    • Thinker says:

      April 25th – same day as Queen Victoria gave birth to her Princess Alice.

  18. Feeshalori says:

    Birth April 29 since that’s my birthday and their wedding anniversary. Let’s go for the Triple Crown, lol!

  19. Hullubaloooo says:

    Charlotte Diana Elizabeth’s my guess

    • bluhare says:

      I like your guess, but I’m going to take out Diana, move up Elizabeth and add Frances. :)

  20. Cricket says:

    Girl this time and of course the ultimate posh name Gwyneth Victoria Frances

    Maybe she will do all letter G names?

  21. The Original Mia says:

    Another boy. April 22nd.

    • vava says:

      I hope it’s a boy as well. I’d rather see Harry have the first daughter in that family.

      The new PR guy is working hard to get Kate out there. I’m amazed she has performances next week!

      • sophietta says:

        Would anyone care to voice an opinion on why this particular pr person has succeeded where others have failed in getting the Cambridges to actually ‘work’ lately?

      • Elizabeth R says:

        @Vava – I couldn’t agree more re: Harry having the first daughter. Any daughter of WK will be under so much pressure from the Diana factor alone. I also fear that whatever food / weight issues Kate seems to have will be passed along to a daughter. Nevermind Kate’s relationship with HER mother and the baggage I can imagine that would bring. So yeah, although I feel sure she’s having a girl this time, I really hope to be wrong.

      • Olenna says:

        Good question, sophietta. This baffles me, too. Were the royal couple getting reports of bad press and peasants’ derisive comments, is the PR guy just a really persuasive businessman, what influence has Prince Charles had on their game change…easy to speculate here but I’d like to know the real reason as well.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Maybe it’s his brash American accent that charmed them…..

      • LAK says:

        He is a crisis PR specialist.

        It’s probably the smartest professional decision W has made in his entire adult life.

        At some point, Charles too brought in Crisis PR management and look how well that turned out.

      • vava says:

        LOL………….with Feeshalori…the brash American accent. hahaha!

        They need a good PR specialist. It demonstrates that someone is actually reading about the public response to these two – and finally someone has taken notice? The honeymoon ended long ago, folks. The Cambridges may ride the wave of affection with a new baby next month, but the people are expecting them to become being useful after 4 years of nothingness. The two of them disgust me in that regard.

        I’d be surprised if William will get away with hiding out at his country pile doing the occasional helicopter thing, and I also doubt Kate will be allowed to disappear for months on end after having this kid. Once that baby is weaned, she needs to get off her treadmill and make some real dust. William has no excuse for his behaviors……………

      • wendi says:

        @Vava: Once that baby is weaned, she needs to get off her treadmill and make some real dust.
        —————————————————————————————————————–
        LOL love your comment! She really has no excuses to make regular appearances and still maintain her gym regimen– she can workout until the cows come home as she has oodles of helpers plus a trainer and home gym. No excuses.

      • Betti says:

        The cynic in me is also thinking the new ‘workaholic’ Kate is also a response to Harry leaving the armed forces and taking a year off – can’t have the spare look more busy than the heir during their ‘gap’ years.

        And yes, their PR is at crisis and has been for some time – I also think that maybe Grandma had a word with them, hence the sudden flurry of appearances.

        It seems that the only way to get these 2 to do anything it to shame them in the press. The new PR guy has his work cut out for him – i don’t think even a new baby will make it all better.

  22. Angel says:

    Please let them NOT put ‘Diana’ somewhere in there. It was ham-fisted enough to give Kate his mother’s ring, lets not give his daughter his mother’s name. If they were regular people it would be totally different, but Diana was a big deal (positive and negative). Her name and legacy have a life of their own separate from Will and his relationship to her. If they have a daughter she should have her own name with no connotations attached (plus or minus).

    • Senaber says:

      I totally agree that Diana is a loaded name, but I think William will go for it because of the engagement ring precedent. I do love the idea an earlier poster had about using Frances because that is Diana’s middle name and just a lovely name in general.

      • Angel says:

        Frances, Yes! He can honour him mother’s memory but without burdening his child. Great idea:)

    • Thinker says:

      With all do respect, you may feel it’s a loaded name, but it’s his tragically deceased and beloved mother’s name. It’s almost definitely going to be included. Furthermore, this child will grow up in a world where the older generation may remember Diana, but none of the child’s peers will. She’s been gone for 18 years. Kids today, ya know, they just don’t care as much about what happened before their time.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I agree, Angel. It will be difficult enough to be Diana’s granddaughter without being saddled with name too.

  23. sophietta says:

    Without sounding judgmental, Diana’s mother Frances left her children for another bloke. She did want her children but when it came down to the crunch, she chose her lover so don’t think they will choose Frances. Pity, as it’s a lovely name.

    • LAK says:

      This isn’t true.

      1. The marriage was terrible. Diana’s mother suffered terribly for want of a boy, the heir to the Spencer fortune.

      2. She lost the kids in divorce court where the star witness was her own mother. Not because she was a bad mother, but because it was better to support the titled SIL than your own daughter.

      3. Initially Diana’s mother lived in London where she would see them.

  24. Mary says:

    Elizabeth is the middle name of both Kate and Carole. I feel sure a baby girl will have the middle name Elizabeth.

  25. Tough Cookie says:

    Philippa for a girl!!! In honor of great-grandfather Prince Philip and…oh, wait. Never mind.

  26. hnmmom says:

    I’ll go with another boy. Arthur or Edmund as the first name. Figured they can have a tad more fun with the spare’s name but not go too crazy and veer away from tradition completely. And I’ll say April 26th.

    • Citresse says:

      Arthur, yes good guess. That name is likely.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      I’d say a girl on April 26, as well. She’d be my birthday twin. :D

      Also, check out Kate’s pins! See? She doesn’t need to wear a hem so high for us to appreciate them!

  27. India says:

    Surrogate

    • FLORC says:

      No proof to support that online gossip rumor at all. The anti kate sites do love claiming this. I’ll eat my tinfoil hat if you can give any decent evidence that hasn’t already been proven false by many independent and credible sources.
      Otherwise..
      Full Stop

      • Liquorice says:

        One decent evidence is her photos in the carriage for Trooping the Colours 2013. Her bump had collapsed.