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Kate Middleton is understandably nervous about giving birth to her first child ... which pretty much proves she's not a personality-less breeder, right?

The Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly with fellow expectant moms during a visit to London's Hope House, Action on Addiction on Tuesday.

Kate Middleton at Hope House

In Middleton's first official event following her babymoon in Mustique, she talked about her pregnancy with two recovering women in an art therapy class.

One woman at the rehabilitation center, 28-year-old Natalie, is currently expecting her second child, which is due this July, like Prince William's wife.

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Royal baby on board! Make way for the heir(ess)!

Kate Middleton made her second official appearance since announcing her pregnancy, visiting women recovering from addiction at Hope House in London.

Check out her adorable little baby bump below:

Kate Baby Bump Photo

The 31-year-old brunette is fresh off her babymoon in Mustique - a trip that became notable for the controversial, bikini-clad Kate Middleton baby bump photos.

Today, Prince William's wife looked tanned, healthy and glowing in a MaxMara dress. "It's lovely to be here," she said after arriving around 11:30 a.m.

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A British novelist has attacked Kate Middleton as a "machine made" and "plastic" princess whose only purpose is to breed, sparking controversy in the UK.

Hilary Mantel, 60, a double Booker Prize winner, added that Kate is basically a princess “designed by committee” and a personality-free “shop window mannequin."

Kate Middleton Smiling, Waving

Mantel said Kate Middleton has gone from being a “jointed doll on which certain rags are hung” to a woman whose “only point and purpose” was to give birth.

Comparing Kate, 31, unfavorably to both Anne Boleyn and Princess Diana, the author made her remarks during a British Museum lecture - and felt backlash.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have been named 2013's most inspiring couple, besting Hollywood royalty, more actual royalty and even fictional characters.

According to a new poll of several thousand UK residents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge topped the list, which also includes his dad and grandma.

William and Kate Photograph

"It’s the first time we have seen three generations of royal couples make the top ten list of most inspiring couples," said Travelodge, which conducted the survey.

Following William and Kate Middleton came David and Victoria Beckham, with Jay-Z and Beyonce, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie also appearing on it.

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One U.S. tabloid has published the controversial Kate Middleton baby bump photos taken on her vacation in Mustique. The Duchess is on the cover of Star.

Kate Middleton Baby Bump Photo

Italy's Chi magazine was the first to run the Kate Middleton baby bump photos, which were apparently taken with a long lens from the ocean, this week.

Unlike last year's scandal, during which Chi ran topless photos of the 31-year-old at a private villa, this batch features her in a bikini and on a beach.

Still, it's re-ignited the royal controversy over Middleton's privacy.

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Under fire from the royal family and others for running Kate Middleton baby bump photos in its latest issue, Italy's Chi Magazine has no regrets.

Most mainstream publications declined to run the photos. Not Chi, whose boss, Alfonso Signorini, stands by his decision to distribute the images:

Kate Middleton Smiling Pic

Signorini said in a statement Wednesday:

"The photographs were bought from an international agency. We cannot talk about a violation of privacy when we publish pictures of public people in a public place."

"You can't compare this with the media persecution of Lady Diana. I cannot stress enough that the photos were taken in a public place, not private property."

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As promised, Chi Magazine defiantly published long-lens photos of the pregnant Kate Middleton strolling on the beach in Mustique in a blue bikini.

With the 31-year-old Duchess' ever-so-slight baby bump visible, the magazine's headline reads "La Pancia Cresce." Translation: "Your Belly Grows."

So does the controversy over Kate's right to privacy.

Kate Middleton Baby Bump

Chi Magazine, which supposedly paid $300,000-plus for the Kate Middleton bikini photos, appears utterly unconcerned by the ire of the British royal family.

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A NEW batch of Kate Middleton bikini photos will reportedly be published in Italy's Chi magazine, months after it ran topless shots of the Duchess.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Together

St James' Palace condemned plans by the celebrity gossip magazine to print photos of Prince William's pregnant wife on a private Caribbean holiday.

The alleged Kate Middleton photos are said to show the 31-year-old wearing a bikini and walking on a beach on the island of Mustique with her husband.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have some pretty nice digs on their "babymoon" - and are intent on keeping a low profile - in the idyllic island of Mustique.

Expecting their first baby in July, Prince William and Kate Middleton are staying at a five-bedroom villa set in lush gardens, which costs $25,000 a week:

Middleton Vacation

Also enjoying paradise? William's in-laws! Kate's parents Carole and Mike and siblings James and Pippa Middleton all came along for some rest and relaxation.

As for their babymoon privacy concerns?

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Pregnant Kate Middleton and Prince William have escaped dreary, winter London for a babymoon holiday on the ultra-exclusive Carribean island of Mustique.

William and Kate Photograph

Expecting their first child together, the Duchess, 31, and Duke, 30, are kicking back in a luxury villa with a $30,000-a-week price tag - with her folks!

The babymoon is a family affair, apparently. The couple flew out a few days ago to join Kate Middleton's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

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Kate Middleton Biography

Royally Pretty Girl A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
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Kate Middleton
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