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Kate Middleton and Prince William Do Not Know Second Baby's Gender Despite Rumors of a Girl

( [email protected] ) Feb 05, 2015 05:25 PM EST
It is always big news when the UK royals are expecting a child, as it was when Prince George was born.  Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting another baby, and all updates say that this pregnancy is pointing toward having a girl.
Showing the baby bump. Photo: Reuters/Andrew Winning

It is always big news when the UK royals are expecting a child, as it was when Prince George was born.  Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting another baby, and all updates say that this pregnancy is pointing toward having a girl. 

We have previously reported that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby girl, but Prince William and Kate Middleton have no idea what the sex of the baby is, according to E! News.  Another source form OK magazine seems to show that Kate and William absolutely know what the gender of the baby is, and it will be a girl.  A palace insider even admits that Kate and William found out during the 21-week scan.  This source stated that the baby could be named Diana, but only because they "felt they needed to go with something very traditional, like Elizabeth or Mary, or something that had a lot of meaning to them."

Of course, the name of Diana is Prince William's late mother's name.  According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Queen Elizabeth does not want to allow that name.  After all, Prince Charles divorced Diana after the affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, which caused a lot of bad press for the royal family in the nineties. 

It would appear that OK! Magazine is running with Kate and Will's baby being a girl, and they have exclusive photos of the couple's baby girl's nursery, and an inside story about the exciting moment when William told Queen Elizabeth that the second child was a girl.  They even brag about having exclusive photos of the couple's ultrasound, right from the palace. 

E Online has stated that the princess told a 17-year-old girl last month at the opening of the Kensington Leisure Center that she could feel the baby kicking.  Middleton is about six months into her pregnancy, but the International Business Times states that her baby bump is rather small.  The explanation, according to Teri Benn, who specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology at FemCare OB-GYN, has stated that who Kate dresses could lead to appearance of the baby bump being small.  Also, Middleton is somewhat tall, which means there is space in her pelvis to grow upwards. 

The official due date for Prince George's sibling is scheduled to take place in April of 2015. Considering that due date, it is possible to determine the baby's gender in February as generally a mid-pregnancy ultrasound can identify whether the fetus is a boy or girl in between 16 and 20 weeks.

In other words, it might be a while before we get official confirmation on the baby's gender, this is assuming that Kate Middelton and Prince William even want to allow the public to know the baby's gender before the birth.  Since it looks like the couple could easily have confirmation on the baby's gender now, it doesn't appear that they don't want the information to be made public right now.  The birth in April will be quite an event as far as UK and world news is concerned, and we'll see if the rumors are true about a girl.