Kate Middleton: Pregnant with Third Royal Baby?!

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We know that Kate Middleton doesn't want to compete with Meghan Markle for the spotlight, but sometimes you don't have a choice.

When you're one of your country's - nay, the world's - most famous individuals, media attention finds you whether you want it to or not.

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When you could end up becoming the Queen of England sooner than you wanted or expected, you're kind of always the center of attention.

And it's harder to hide things.

For example: obvious signs that point to you being pregnant with baby number three, having just welcomed two children over four years.

First of all, before you accuse us of projecting, or jumping to conclusions, or reaching based on conjecture, two things:

One, we're just going to show you the different pieces of what may be a puzzle and show you how they might be solved.

After all, plenty of pregnancies go weeks or even months before being publicly announced, as things don't always work out as expecting parents hope.

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Two, let us assure you that none of this is wishful thinking on our part. As long as the family is happy, we are not "rooting" for anything.

Sure, we'd love to get to write about another royal baby, but Kate Middleton has already given the world two of them.

Little Prince George is adorable beyond words.

His little sister Princess Charlotte is small and cute and we're glad that George, the heir to the throne, gets to be a big brother.

Two are totally enough if Kate wants to stop there.

(And William, we suppose. Reports that William would blow a gasket if Kate got pregnant again are certainly interesting now.)

In any case, here are some of the clues we're dealing with here. You tell us if you think that they couldn't point to a pregnancy ...

Kate Middleton with Charlotte

First, Kate Middleton was rushed to the hospital last week.

Or, we should say, was "rushed to hospital," which is how the Brits say it ... sort of how we say "going to school," though school is an institution.

Anyway ...

We don't know what was behind that hospital visit, since we don't know what sort of pain or illness may have been involved.

Perhaps because of that element of mystery, though, people wonder if it might have been related to another pregnancy.

But there might be an explanation, related to a diagnosis that Kate received while she was pregnant with Prince George in 2012.

The 35-year-old suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, which means that she basically has morning sickness from hell. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Marathon

Because of the vomiting involved with the condition, it can and frequently does result in serious weight loss and dehydration.

Dehydration is no joke, as you know if you've suffered from it, and can absolutely be a valid cause for a trip to the hospital. 

(Well, if you're rich and/or if you live in a country with a singer-payer healthcare system like so many people do ... neither here nor there.)

Thirdly, there's another, unrelated clue that could be an idle comment - or perhaps a prophetic one - that has a lot of people buzzing.

Some believe this remark could have been a deliberate attempt to "float" some news before an official announcement.

Just a few weeks ago, in Poland, Kate received a gift.

A gift ideal for a newborn baby.

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Now, at this point, Charlotte is two years old and George is four, so ... clearly the gift could not be for either of them.

Kate simply said that she and William would have to have another child for this item to be bestowed upon.

That's the sort of thing that parents might say as a joke to make someone not feel awkward about a less-than-ideal gift.

Or ... it might have been the Duchess of Cambridge easing that news to people, or even an inside joke with William.

As we said earlier, Kate wants a third child despite William's misgivings, but it's more than possible that she's talked him into it.

(A third child is not just 50% more work than two children! This is a trap that often catches parents. Each successive child is more work, proportionately, than their siblings.)

Kate Middleton with George and Charlotte

So, we have an unexplained hospital visit, knowledge that Catherine often gets sick while pregnant, and a "joke" in Poland.

Coincidence? Signs are pointing to pregnancy, folks.

We don't know anything for sure, of course.

But in the midst of their Brexit nightmare, the British people could probably use some good news, are we right?

What could be a more pleasant distraction from the incoming economic woes and worsening image on the world stage than a Royal Baby?

Excitement does have diminishing returns, with Charlotte getting a little less aplomb than George did -- simply because she was second.

But we're sure that there are plenty of Brits who'd love to lose their minds with joy and have something to actually celebrate.

Since they're currently powerless to change the dark course that the UK populace has chosen, well, it's the little things in life. 

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