Duchess visits Grimsby

The Duchess of Cambridge is in Grimsby today. She'll be visiting the National Fishing Heritage Centre, meeting firefighers from Humberside Fire and Rescue and talking to children from Havelock Academy.

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A boy or a girl? Duchess leaves us guessing after 'second slip'

After the Duchess of Cambridge appeared to let slip that her unborn child would be a girl yesterday during a visit to Grimsby, new reports from the visit seem to suggest she had a second slip - calling the baby 'he'.

When the Duchess, who is five months pregnant, was asked by another well-wisher if her baby had been kicking, she replied "he" had.

It is a boy or a girl? The Duchess leaves us all guessing Credit: Rpe-Albert Nieboer/DPA/Press Association Images

During the visit the Duchess met locals including, Katy Forrester who told the Grimsby Telegraph: "I swear she said it was a boy."

She added: "I asked her if the baby had been kicking. I swear she replied 'Yes, he is, very much so' but no-one else heard. Either I misunderstood it or Kate is trying to confuse us all."

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Did the Duchess of Cambridge reveal sex of royal baby?

The Duchess of Cambridge may have revealed the sex of her baby during a visit to Grimsby, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The Duchess of Cambridge was given a teddy bear. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

After Kate was given a teddy bear, she said: "Thank you, I'll take that for my d..." but stopped before completing the sentence.

Sandra Cook, who was in the crowd near the Duchess, told the newspaper: "I said to her, 'You were going to say daughter weren't you?' and she said, 'No, we don't know.'

"I said, 'Oh I think you do,' to which she said, 'We're not telling.'"

There is no comment from St James's Palace.


Caring Kate wins Grimsby over

Taking time out to talk Credit: Calendar news

The Duchess of Cambridge became Caring Kate as she took time out to talk to both young and old alike. She begged one elderly man not to get up to shake her hand and caused howls of laughter when one elderly lady told her she was waiting for her to be Queen.

"You'll be waiting an awfully long time," she replied.

Caring for the young .... Credit: Calendar news
...... and for the old Credit: Calendar news
Well worth the wait Credit: Calendar news
"Please don't get up" says the Duchess Credit: Calendar news
Having a laugh Credit: Calendar news


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