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Kate Middleton is around six weeks pregnant with their first child, according to celebrity gossip magazine In Touch, citing a royal source that's allegedly well connected.

Is it true? We've heard it all before - quite recently in fact - so we say no. Especially since the palace specifically promised to break any such news first, with no leaks.

But hey, she sure is glowing and holding her belly a lot, so there's that:

A Royal Baby!

According to the insider (who has correctly revealed other "secrets," including their honeymoon location and the queen’s wedding gift), she is "definitely" pregnant.

That settles it then.

“Since before they even got married, it’s been made clear to William and Kate that having children should be their number-one priority,” the royal source reveals.

Queen Elizabeth II, in particular, has supposedly been dropping hints about wanting a great-grandchild - and an heir to the throne. Now she's supposedly "elated."

Even with Kate early in the first trimester, they’re said to have already started planning with nurseries in each of their three residences, and by picking names.

Now that their first born child will inherit the throne regardless of gender, Prince William, who was famously close to his mother, is said to be hoping for a girl.

Don't expect a baby at all in nine months, but that's a cute made-up anecdote. Nice to see fabricated Kate Middleton pregnancy stories are getting sappier.

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Is Kate Middleton pregnant? We doubt it, given photo and anecdotal evidence.

Is she trying to get pregnant? That we cannot say with the same certainty!

"There have been reports to the contrary worldwide, but the fact is that the Duchess of Cambridge is not pregnant," insisted a royal aide close to Prince William and Kate Middleton. "Does she hope to be soon? I should say so."

So ... does that mean what we think it means?

Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William Photo

Possibly not. There's another factor that could delay any royal family expansion.

"Prince William will be on active military duty in the Falkland Islands early next year, and there is no earthly way he would be assigned 8,000 miles from home if the Duchess of Cambridge were expecting," explained a second palace insider.

That does make sense, to wait until the timing is right.

But the first source insists the time is right now:

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Does passing on peanuts really mean Kate Middleton is pregnant?

The pregnancy rumor mill began turning hard last week when the 29-year-old Duchess declined to sample peanut paste during a UNICEF visit to Denmark.

Although Kate Middleton is not allergic to peanuts, pregnant women are often advised to avoid peanut products to prevent allergies in their babies-to-be. So ...

Naturally, coupled with the belly touching seen below, this sparked major royal baby speculation. But a royal insider says (shockingly) it may not be the case.

  • Kate Middleton, Belly
  • Kate With William

"She's not comfortable eating in front of cameras," the insider said. "What if she didn't like it and made a face? That expression would then be on every newspaper."

What a fair, valid and seemingly obvious explanation. No fun!

A spokesman for the couple says that the policy is "to never confirm or deny [pregnancy] rumors," but a palace insider insists: "If and when there is an announcement to make, officially, it will be made by the palace as soon as it's safe to."

Long story short ... don't hold your breath for it anytime soon.

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Is Kate Middleton pregnant? People sure seem to think so.

Whether there's anything to the rumors, we can't say, but just days after she ignited Bump Watch 2011 by declining peanut paste - a food expectant mothers are told to avoid - new photos have emerged of Kate (gasp!) holding her stomach!

Also interestingly, the Palace has yet to deny the rumors.

  • Kate With William
  • Kate Middleton, Belly

Visiting a UNICEF distribution center in Copenhagen, Denmark, last week, Kate was seen patting and rubbing her midsection, which was covered by a chic red coat.

"It was very odd," an onlooker at the UNICEF event told the Daily Mail.

"Kate would not stop touching her tummy. It was very noticeable. She continually patted it and held her hands against it. She must have been doing it without realizing, and at one point she had both her hands cradling her stomach."

The Kate Middleton pictures above don't prove anything, but until there is an official comment, the buzz surrounding the Duchess' womb will likely continue unabated.

If she is pregnant right now, he or she will rule.

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Is Kate Middleton pregnant? The Duchess has ignited speculation that she is expecting once again after a visit to a UNICEF distribution center in Copenhagen, Denmark.

With Prince William at her side, Kate avoided a certain food product as they sampled items from UNICEF aid packages sent to famine-stricken East African countries.

While members of the Danish royal family and William tasted peanut paste, Kate politely refused and reportedly gave her husband of six months a knowing look.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Image

Doctors have frequently recommended pregnant women avoid peanuts and byproducts while expecting in order to help prevent allergies in their babies-to-be.

What's more, The Palace itself even "went out of their way to stress that she has no nut allergy whatsoever," an editor for Britain's The Sun told ABC News.

Whenever William and Kate Middleton welcome their first child, he or she will inherit the throne. The rules were changed to allow a first-born daughter to rule.

If they have a girl first, that is. The UK monarchy recently agreed that a first-born girl should be able to ascend the throne even if she has younger brothers.

Still, pregnancy speculation or not, Middleton is certainly not displaying any bump just yet; Britain's Best Dressed was slim and stylish as ever in Denmark.

Congratulations ... maybe!

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She receives tens of thousands of fan letters because she's a classy young woman by all accounts, and her every move inspires endless speculation because she's a Duchess, but Kate Middleton's fashion sense is also widely praised.

So much so, Harper's Bazaar just named her Britain's Best Dressed woman!

Despite being criticized by some her quite old-fashioned look, conservative wardrobe choices and love of hosiery, Kate Middleton topped the list for 2011.

Kate Middleton, Best Dressed

The Duchess of Cambridge single-handedly made the ladylike look trendy again - not bad for a girl who professes to have little or no interest in clothes.

Harper's Bazaar selected 20 women who continue to represent the best of British style - be it elegant, trend-setting, traditional or totally unpredictable.

Kate beat out the stylish likes of Florence Welch, Tilda Swinton, Keira Knightley, Stella McCartney, Alexa Chung and her own little sister Pippa Middleton.

Here are some more Kate Middleton pictures showcasing her style:

  • Gorgeous KM
  • Prince William and Duchess Catherine
  • Kate Middleton BAFTA Dress
  • Kate Middleton, Skinny Jeans
  • Dragon Boaters
  • Kate and William in Cowboy Hats
  • Kate Middleton, Figure
  • Heirs to the Throne
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton Picture
  • Kate Middleton Hair
  • Demure Duchess
  • Is Kate Too Thin?
  • Kate Middleton in 2009
  • Kate and William in Canada
  • Kate Middleton, Silver Hat
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William Photo
  • Kate and Pippa Middleton
  • The Royal Wedding Couple

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How popular are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?

Do we even have to answer that question at this point?

Prince William and Kate Middleton have received about 60,000 letters and cards of goodwill from members of the public since their engagement nearly a year ago.

The number of messages peaked again around the time of the royal wedding in April - and the coolest thing about it is that a return address guarantees a reply.

Heirs to the Throne

"There was everything from posters made by classes of schoolchildren to cards sent by other members of the public," says a Palace aide of the letters to the royals.

A group of junior girl guides - called Rainbows - in Glasgow sent a congratulations card, and then got word that the Duke and Duchess were "immensely touched."

Workers in the couple's office in St. James's Palace are still going through all the letters and cards in a bid to answer them, which they say they do ... eventually.

"It will take quite a while for the small team to get to answer them all, but everyone gets a reply if there is a return address," says a Palace aide of the fan mail.

Sadly, it is not known if Pippa Middleton responds to date requests.

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It's official. Following a change in ascension rules, boy or girl, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be the next heir to the British throne.

The leaders of the 16 governments with Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state have unanimously agreed to change the laws in their realms to allow this.

Under current laws, the immediate heir is the first-born son of the monarch. Going forward, the immediate heir will be the first-born child of the monarch.

That means if Prince William and Kate Middleton have a girl as their first child, she will be the future queen, regardless of whether one or more sons follow.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Picture

British Prime Minister David Cameron said, "Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen."

Cameron personally applauded the move, adding that the UK stresses gender equality in all facets of life, making this a logical change to their traditions.

Queen Elizabeth II's son, Prince Charles, is next in line for the throne, followed by Will. The royal hunk will be the king of more than a dozen countries.

Those nations are Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Papua New Guinea, St. Christopher & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tuvalu, Barbados, Grenada, Solomon Islands, St. Lucia and the Bahamas.

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The Duchess of Cambridge is officially a royal now.

With less than 24-hours notice, Kate Middleton successfully carried out her first official solo engagement Wednesday by standing in for her father-in-law.

Prince Charles was supposed to attend a charity dinner in London, but had to travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to pay respects to the late Crown Prince.

So in stepped the princess. Not a bad Plan B!

Kate Middleton Smile

A palace aide told the BBC that Kate’s engagement went "very well."

"The Duchess of Cambridge was delighted to be able to step in for her father-in-law, the Prince of Wales, to celebrate the work of In Kind Direct at the dinner."

"She was so pleased that her first solo engagement was for the Prince of Wales, who has shown her so much support over the years," he added.

The always stylish 29-year-old wife of Prince William wore a pale empire-line dress at the reception, which was attended by about 30 guests.

Way to go, Kate!

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The Duchess is a woman of her word.

Visiting London's Royal Marsden Hospital last month, Kate Middleton met with several young cancer patients, one of whom was 9-year-old Fabian Bate.

During their chat, he informed Kate that his family kept a blog, and Middleton vowed to pay it a visit and leave a message. She did, and then some.

Catherine M.

Prince William's wife sent out a personalized and heartwarming letter to Fabian, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006, which he in turn posted online.

"Despite the enormously demanding course of treatment, I was so touched by your strength of character, and delighted to hear the news that one of your big sisters will be able to donate bone marrow to you later this year," she wrote.

"I will keep my fingers crossed that your health goes from strength to strength over the months ahead," continued Kate. "This must be a troubling time for you, your parents and your sisters, but I know I left The Royal Marsden assured by how incredibly talented, kind and clever the team at the hospital are."

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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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