Kate Middleton is rumored to be pregnant with twins, with a new report indicating that the royal children are about to double in size.
There have been rumors circulating for several weeks that Duchess Kate is expecting another child, but the latest report claims that it’s actually going to be twins. A source allegedly close to the royal family told OK! Magazine (via Celeb Dirty Laundry) that Kate is about 12 weeks along and not experiencing morning sickness.
William was reportedly shocked at the news, answering, “You’re joking aren’t you? We’re not really having a baby right now.”
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) February 10, 2016
As the family now moves from four people to six, Duchess Kate and Prince William are reportedly looking for a new place to live.
“In addition to the baby news, which apparently Buckingham Palace has confirmed, will be moving out of Kensington Palace and giving it a go as a family of six. No nannies, no hired help at all a source told OK! recently. Anmer Hall will be the new base of operations, the Cambridge’s permanent home.”
This is the second report in as many weeks claiming that Kate Middleton is pregnant. Hello! Magazine reported on Wednesday of last week that Kate and Prince William skipped out on their annual family vacation, which they had always attended in the past.
The report speculated that Kate and William needed to focus on their children, with Prince George just starting to attend Westacre Montessori School.
The report noted the following.
“Carole and Michael Middleton arrived in the Caribbean last week for the start of their annual holiday on the island of Mustique. Royal watchers anticipated that they would soon be joined by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, who traditionally attend the getaway to celebrate Carole’s birthday on 31 January. But this year, William and his wife are noticeably absent from the sunshine holiday.”
But others took the report to mean that Kate Middleton is pregnant again. With her first two pregnancies, Duchess Kate suffered a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, commonly known as extreme morning sickness. This condition involves fatigue and constant nausea and caused Kate to be put on bed rest for much of her first two pregnancies. It even led to a trip to the hospital, where Kate was treated for dehydration.
Another report from back in December claimed that Kate Middleton had told family members at Christmas that she was pregnant. Life & Style cited an unnamed source who said the family was taken back at the news.
“Kate and William have always wanted to have a large family,” the source stated. “But they didn’t think they would be expecting baby No. 3 quite so soon.”
It can often be difficult to tell the truth from rumors when it comes to Kate Middleton, especially regarding pregnancy reports. Duchess Kate has long been surrounded by reports that she is pregnant, with most turning out to be false. Kate has also been seen making public appearances throughout the past few weeks with no sign of a pregnancy yet.
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) February 7, 2016
There could be at least a shred of supporting evidence for this week’s report, however. If the latest rumors are true and Kate Middleton is indeed pregnant for the third time, then all the reports would match roughly the same timeline, with Kate finding out in December and now reaching about 12 weeks along.