Wednesday 22 November 2017

Is Kate Middleton having a baby girl?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Barlby Primary School to officially name The Clore Art Room on January 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Barlby Primary School to officially name The Clore Art Room on January 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC
The Duchess of Cambridge
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Barlby Primary School to officially name The Clore Art Room on January 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a coffee morning at Family Friends in Kensington
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a coffee morning at Family Friends in Kensington
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Fostering Network offices in North London
Christmas 2014: Her festive look for Christmas Day was a safe option mirroring some of her previous options.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an event hosted by The Fostering Network to celebrate the work of foster carers in providing support to vulnerable young people
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Everyone has an opinion on the royal baby.

As Kate Middleton enters her sixth month of pregnancy, the beautiful mum-to-be as baby watchers in a frenzy as they analyse old wives' tales to try and accurately predict the gender of her second child with Prince William.

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.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Barlby Primary School to officially name The Clore Art Room on January 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Barlby Primary School to officially name The Clore Art Room on January 15, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC

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."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an event hosted by The Fostering Network to celebrate the work of foster carers in providing support to vulnerable young people
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an event hosted by The Fostering Network to celebrate the work of foster carers in providing support to vulnerable young people

GALLERY:

However, their pregnancy expert squashed suggestions her changing shape was down to the baby's gender, instead saying that pregnancy affects the body differently the second time.

"Kate does look bigger, but most mothers carry differently in the second pregnancy because you have softer muscle tone from having ahd the first baby," Zita West said.

At least there's only three months left to find out for certain.

Christmas 2014: Her festive look for Christmas Day was a safe option mirroring some of her previous options.
Christmas 2014: Her festive look for Christmas Day was a safe option mirroring some of her previous options.

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