Kate Middleton fans are convinced that the royal is pregnant – despite appearing to show no signs of a baby bump during her latest public appearance.
Fans continue to speculate about the Duchess and a possible pregnancy. This was even after she attended the RAF Brize Norton on Wednesday, where she saw no bump, and met the people who assisted with the evacuation from Afghanistan.
Kate’s eagerly awaited appearance is coming after a two-month summer vacation that left her out of the spotlight, leaving experts and fans to speculate on her motivations.
In July, she was last seen with Prince William and her son Prince George at Euro 2020 and Wimbledon.
Speaking to The List, Royal Family expert Amanda Lynne suggested the raft of rumours about her absence have led Royal Family observers to keep an eye out for a possible “baby bump” when Kate appears for future public engagements.
Others have suggested that Kate’s absence could simply be due to the Duchess enjoying the summer with her children.
Ms Lynne said: “This low profile is something Kate has maintained for the past few months.
“While neither William nor Kate have made any statements about the Duchess of Cambridge’s public absence, many spectators believe she is pregnant.”
She added how observers will “surely be looking for signs of a baby bump” during Kate’s next public outing.
But The List narrator did stress how Kate’s absence is “much more likely” down to her taking some well-deserved time off from her duties to spend time with her children as they return to school.
The idea of Kate’s pregnancy has also had cold water thrown on it by The Mirror’s Royal Editor and commentator Russel Myers who dismissed the claims.
Today Australia was told by him that the rumors surrounding Kate have become outlandish and are the result of people trying to cause trouble for her.
He said: “I think that the Duchess isn’t pregnant, I think that some people have been asking the question of where has Kate been? But where the truth really lies is they have been on holiday.”
The Royal Editor went on to explain that William and Kate usually spend their summers in Norfolk and with the Queen at Balmoral.
Mr Myers added: “There is normally an agreement between the press and the Royals of if they are on holiday the kids don’t get followed around. The [photographers] leave them alone during the holidays.”
Ms Lynne added: “Though this helps explain why Kate has kept out of the press lately, it’s going to take a new set of photos — sans baby bump — to quell the rumours once and for all.”
The Duchess of Cambridge has three children with Prince William: George, 8; Charlotte, 6 and Louis, 3.
The comments were made as Princess Beatrice prepares to give birth to her first child this fall.
One body language expert and a journalist shared their thoughts on Beatrice’s latest outing and the giveaway signs that could be drawn for Kate.
Body language expert Judi James said how Beatrice looked “hugely down-to-earth” during an event with her young person’s advocacy charity Big Change, founded alongside Richard Branson’s children Holly and Sam.
Ms James said: “The normal dazzling smile might have been replaced by the slightly puckered brows and closed lips of any woman getting towards the end of her pregnancy.
But otherwise, Beatrice’s body language here looks hugely down-to-earth, unfazed, and unfussy as she walks with her bag slung over one arm and her phone in her hand.”
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