[caption id="attachment_64544" align="aligncenter" width="307"] kate middleton due date set, sort of[/caption]Kate Middleton Reveals Royal Baby Due in Mid-July
Britain's Royal Family look set for a double celebration in July 2013 when the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Queen's coronation are rumored to coincide with the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge's first child. Friends of Prince William and Princess Katherine have revealed the Royal couple discussed the expected due date for the baby at a barbecue attended by their closest friends.
The due date of the latest Royal baby has been a source of speculation since Kate's pregnancy was revealed when she was admitted to hospital with sever morning sickness in December 2012.
"It's around mid-July but apparently babies have their own agenda," Middleton told reporters, via E! News.
While letting people know when the baby will be due, she has yet to reveal the sex of the baby.
The Duchess also reminded well-wishers that babies have a mind of their own when it comes to the actual delivery date. The Duchess and her husband Prince William are in Scotland on a two-day tour. The purpose of the tour is to build additional support for their charity. They also visited Emirates Arena and Chris Hoy Velodrome.
Back in January, the Royal Family confirmed in a statement that the Duchess of Cambridge was expecting her first child with husband Prince William in July 2013.
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July. The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month," the official release said.
Many bookmakers in the U.K. quickly began offering odds on the chances of the new baby sharing the July 1st birthday of the late Princess Diana, although that now looks unlikely. Instead the unconfirmed due date falls in the middle of the four day festival to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 16 months after her father's death; the festival will run from July 11th to the 14th with the baby due to be born on Saturday July 13th. Rumors have circulated that the child is a girl prompting a change in the rules of succession, which would allow a princess to become third in line to the British throne behind her father, Prince William and grandfather Prince Charles.
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