Carole Middleton 'takes over Caribbean resort' for 60th birthday bash with Kate and Prince William
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be the guests of honour at Carole Middleton's 60th birthday bash this weekend.
Kate Middleton and her husband of nearly four years Prince William have jetted to the island of Mustique with little Prince George as they prepare to celebrate her mother's milestone occasion on Saturday.
The royal security team aren't taking any chances with the party, leaving several notable absentees from the invite list, including her son James and daughter Pippa's other halves, tv presenter Donna Air and stockbroker Nico Jackson.
Her brother Gary Goldsmith is also said to be off the invite list.
The young royals flew out last week to get an early start on the celebrations, which are set to take place at a five-star property Villa Rocina among 30 close friends and family, according to the Mail Online.
"It’s just a question of protocol really. It’s a bit of a family lockdown as it always is when William and Kate are involved," an insider told the publication.
Meanwhile, it's expected to be Kate's last trip abroad before giving birth in April as she approaches her third trimester.
As Kate Middleton enters her sixth month of pregnancy, the beautiful mum-to-be has baby watchers in a frenzy as they analyse old wives' tales to try and accurately predict the gender of her second child.
And Hello! Magazine thinks they've got it nailed it with a story detailing the many reasons why the Duchess of Cambridge might be having a girl this time around.
The publication spoke to Cathy Ranson, editor-in-chief of Netmums, a UK parenting site, who broke down the baby bump myths.
"The Duchess of Cambridge is one of those lucky women who look effortless and elegant right through pregnancy," she told the magazine.
"She remained very slender while carrying Prince George, almost right up to the end, but with her second child, she appears slightly softer, curvier and fuller in the face. And according to old wives' tales about pregnancy, this could indicate she's carrying a girl.
"Recent pictures show the Duchess looking blooming with more rounded hips than her previous pregnancy, which is another so-called sign."