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Monday
Jul222013

Kate Middleton in Hospital to Have Royal Baby

Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty ImagesBREAKING: Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy.

(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton has been admitted to the hospital to give birth, according to a Kensington Palace spokesman.

"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour. The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge," the palace said in a statement Monday.

Middleton was admitted shortly before 6 a.m. Monday with The Duke by her side, and she is progressing normally, the palace said.  There is no suggestion that she was induced.

Regardless of the baby's gender, Prince William and Kate Middleton's firstborn will be third in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William.

Kate and William have chosen to be surprised and do not know the sex of the baby, according to royal sources.

The British Parliament is changing a 300-year-old law so that the baby will be the heir to the throne, whether it's a boy or girl. Under plans to change the rules of succession, if the baby is a girl, she will make history as the first girl to keep her place in line even if she later has a brother.

The reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was only eligible to rule because her father had no male children.

Elizabeth has been on the throne 61 years. This baby will be the queen's third great-grandchild.

Kate is expected to give birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where Diana had William and Harry.

The formal birth announcement will come after the queen, royal family and Middletons have heard the good news, royal sources say.

The announcement will follow the royal tradition of posting a paper announcement signed by the doctors on an easel outside Buckingham Palace. The announcement is expected to include the baby's gender, weight and time of birth.

This old-fashioned announcement will be accompanied by a few more modern methods. The palace is also expected to announce the birth through Twitter and their website.

Prince William was the first royal heir to be born in a hospital instead of in the palace. The first sighting of him and Prince Harry was when their parents exited the hospital with the new princes in tow. William and Kate are expected to do the same with their new arrival.

It's unknown when the baby's name will be revealed. Harry's name was announced the day he left the hospital, but several days passed before William's name was made public.

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Monday
Mar252013

Kate Middleton Look-Alike Recreates Pregnancy 'to Be Authentic'

Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Heidi Agan makes her living as a Kate Middleton impersonator, so as Middleton’s belly grows during pregnancy, so must Agan’s.

Agan, of Northamptonshire, England, reportedly bought a number of belly prosthetics to recreate the look of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

Explaining her decision, she said: “As Kate grows I will, too — to be authentic I thought it was important.”

Agan, 32, has two children. She made headlines last year when she quit her waitressing job to be a full-time Middleton impersonator, commanding more than $1,000 per appearance.

In her efforts to be as authentic as she can, Agan has appeared in clothing Middleton has popularized, including the blue Issa dress Middleton wore when she and Prince William announced their engagement in 2010 and a replica of the Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress Middleton wore on her wedding day in April 2011.

Middleton, 31, is married to Britain’s Prince William. She is carrying their first child.

Their baby, whose gender has not been revealed to the public, is due to be born in July.

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Monday
Mar182013

Kate Middleton Hoping for a Boy, Says William Wants a Girl

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Duchess of Cambridge revealed at a St. Patrick’s Day ceremony on Sunday that she and her husband have different hopes for the gender of their first child.

Irish Guardsman Lee Wheeler asked the mother-to-be if she knew the gender of her baby, and she replied, “Not yet,” according to several reports.

“She said, ‘I’d like to have a boy and William would like a girl,’” Wheeler said.  He also added that she told him the royal couple had not yet decided on names for the baby.

The former Kate Middleton was wearing a knee-length green coat with a gold shamrock brooch and a sprig of shamrocks pinned to her coat.  At one point, she laughed as her heel got stuck in a grate and she leaned on her husband for support while she freed her shoe.

The duke and duchess were fulfilling a centuries-old tradition of handing out sprigs of shamrocks to Irish Guards at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Middleton is five months pregnant and expected to give birth in July.  The baby will be third in line to the British throne.

Her baby bump recently began showing after a rocky start to her pregnancy.  She spent four nights in the hospital in December for hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness that required her to have supplementary hydration and nutrients.

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Tuesday
Mar052013

Is Pregnant Kate Middleton Having a Girl?

PHIL NOBLE/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) -- Did Kate Middleton inadvertently reveal the gender of her unborn child?

The wife of Britain’s Prince William was at an event in England Tuesday when she said something that has people buzzing with excitement.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Middleton was talking with a member of the public on a visit to Grimsby when she was presented with a teddy bear.

Sandra Cook, who was standing in the crowd next to the gift-giver, told the Telegraph that she overheard Middleton’s response.

“I distinctly heard her say, ‘thank you, I’ll take that for my d…’ then she stopped herself. I said to her: ‘You were going to say daughter weren’t you?’ And she said: ‘No, we don’t know,'” Cook, 67, told the paper.

“I said, ‘Oh I think you do,' to which she said: ‘We’re not telling,'” Cook added.

She also said the baby was kicking “very much,” the Telegraph reported.

Middleton, pregnant with the couple’s first child and expected to give birth in July, has only recently begun to show after a difficult start to her pregnancy.

She spent four nights in the hospital in December for hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness that required her to have supplementary hydration and nutrients.

There has been growing speculation about the baby’s gender.  A South African genetic expert has even created drawings of how she believes the unborn child could look as a toddler and teenager.

Middleton is due to give birth in July.

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Friday
Mar012013

Geneticist Imagines What the Royal Baby Will Look Like

Niall Carson - WPA Pool / Getty Image(JOHANNESBURG) -- The world is anxiously awaiting the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child, but one South African geneticist can’t wait until the July due date to see what that baby will look like.

Suretha Erasmus created a series of drawings illustrating what she believe the pairs unborn child could look like as a toddler and teenager, with a boy and a girl version of each.

Erasmus is a private practice genetic counselor at her company CG Network Pty Ltd, and she expects the future monarch of England to have William’s blue eyes and Middleton’s darker hair.

[ VIEW PHOTOS: Is This the Face of the Future Child of Prince William and Kate Middleton? ]

Based on the images, Erasmus thinks a girl would favor Kate Middleton in looks, including inheriting her defined eyebrows and full lashes.

If the child is a boy, he will look more like his father, sharing his jaw line and mouth.

A resemblance to the beloved Princess Diana, Prince William’s mother, is also projected.

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Tuesday
Feb192013

Kate Middleton Shows Off Baby Bump

John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Royal bump watchers got a new glimpse of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday as Kate Middleton stepped out to speak to women recovering from addiction.

Middleton, 31, appeared at Hope House in South London wearing a grey wrap dress that showed the slightest hint of a growing baby bump.  The duchess and her husband, Prince William, 30, announced in December that they were expecting their first child.

Tuesday’s appearance by Middleton was one of the few she’s made since being hospitalized early in her pregnancy for peremesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness that requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.

Middleton and Prince William recently returned from vacation on the exclusive Caribbean island of Mustique in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where the photos of Middleton wearing a blue bikini that showed a barely rounded lower belly were published by some gossip magazines, much to the palace’s displeasure.

Back in London on Tuesday, Middleton was ready for the cameras as she met with clients and staff at Hope House, an all-female rehabilitation center that is supported by Action on Addiction, one of the several charities to which Middleton committed her time as a patron in 2011.

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Wednesday
Feb132013

Kate Middleton's Baby Bump Exposed

Indigo-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wherever Kate Middleton goes, controversy is never far behind.

In the latest instance of the Duchess of Cambridge making unwanted headlines, Us Weekly reports that an Italian tabloid is publishing photographs of the pregnant Middleton and her barely-visible baby bump while she and husband Prince William are vacationing on Mustique Island in the Caribbean.

The photos of the couple appear in Chi, which hits newsstands on Wednesday.

The Royal Family is incensed over the photos, especially since it was Chi that ran the topless pictures of Middleton last year that caused a national uproar in Great Britain.

St. James Palace said in a statement that it was "disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas.  This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy."

Us Weekly claims a source told the magazine that the fact that Middleton's bump was "exposed so quickly has shaken her up a little.  They thought with the privacy laws on the island they would be able to spend a moment outside of the house without this happening."

The Duchess is due to give birth to the couple's first child in July.

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Thursday
Jan312013

Report: Kate Middleton on the Mend

Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton has been seen out and about in public lately, shopping for maternity clothes in anticipation of her first child with Prince William.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been under the weather lately due to a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum that hospitalized her last month.  There have also been reports that Middleton has undergone hypnotherapy to relieve an aversion to food brought on by her pregnancy.

A source told Us magazine that the morning sickness is now behind Middleton and the press caught up with the duchess last Monday at various clothing stores in London, including Selfridge's department store where she checked out a brand of sportswear called Sweaty Betty.

The same source also told Us that maternity clothes shopping isn't the only activity Middleton's engaged in.  She's attending "meetings with the charities she is involved with and planning future engagements before the baby is born.  She wants to keep herself busy now that she is feeling better."

If all goes well, the newest addition to the Royal Family is due sometime in July.

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Tuesday
Jan222013

Kate Middleton Undergoing Hypnotherapy to Lessen Pregnancy Woes

LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton is reportedly undergoing hypnotherapy to help her regain her appetite as she continues to battle a very severe form of morning sickness.

The website stuff.co.nz reports news of this unusual procedure to help the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge comes from family friend Jessica Hay, who was interviewed by Australia's New Idea magazine.

Shortly after it was revealed that Middleton was pregnant, she was hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum, which results in acute vomiting.

According to Hay, the duchess "has that feeling you have when you've had food poisoning and your stomach's shrunk... [She's using hypnotherapy] in a bid to help with her appetite."

The hypnotherapy is used to remove negative thoughts about food and appears to be working, Hay said, as Middleton can now snack on avocados, broccoli, oatmeal and smoothies without getting sick.

The first baby for Middleton and Prince William is due sometime in July, according to Buckingham Palace.

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Monday
Jan142013

Kate Middleton, Prince William Expecting Baby in July

Danny Martindale/WireImage(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton will be welcoming their first baby this summer, Prince Charles' official London residence announced on Monday.

In a statement, Clarence House said, "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July."

The statement continued, "The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month."

Middleton spent four days at London's King Edward VII Hospital in December to be treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, or acute morning sickness.  St. James' Palace announced her pregnancy on Dec. 3, the same day she was hospitalized.

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