The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Britain’s Prince William might have accidentally revealed the sex of her unborn child during a conversation with a well-wisher. It seems the royal baby could be a girl.
Kate was presented with a white teddy bear on a trip to Grimsby in northern England, and a woman in the crowd said the Duchess appeared to hint that she was expecting a daughter.
Sandra Cook, who was standing next to the woman who presented Kate with the toy was widely quoted as saying: “I distinctly heard Kate say: ‘Thank you, I will take that for my d…’”
“Then she stopped and corrected herself to say… ‘for my baby’,” Cook said.
Following the slip, intense speculation on whether Kate is carrying a future queen went viral in the British media.
William, whose father is heir to the throne Prince Charles, married Kate in April 2011, and the couple’s movements attract huge interest around the world, with many of the belief no royal coupe in the history of Great Britain has been followed that much by world media.
A spokeswoman for William’s office said they had no comment on reports about the baby, due to be born in July.
Britain and other Commonwealth countries which have Queen Elizabeth as their monarch have agreed to change the rules of royal succession so that males would no longer have precedence as heir to the throne.