Now, obviously, Kate Middleton, recently revealed to be pregnant, could very well be carrying twins; if she is, it is unlikely any of us in the public would know for a number of months. But, reader and (we’re going to go out on a limb here) fellow Kate enthusiast, there would now appear to be more reason to believe that the Duchess of Cambridge is in fact carrying two new siblings for Prince George. Per People, the William Hill betting firm has reported that it has recently received some 200 bets that Kate will deliver twins next spring, including “a significant gamble” made in York. All of this activity resulted in the “Kate having twins” odds dropping from 20:1 to 9:1 over a 75-minute span Monday night. From there, the betting got as out of hand as Prince Harry when an Avicii song comes on at a nightclub, and eventually it had to be stopped. The spokesman explained betting was curbed after a whole bunch of new accounts were formed, one of which attempted to put down $325 on twins which, People notes, “would be more than 20 times the average bet on this kind of novelty market.” The William Hill spokesman added that the “load of unexpected bets” could mean there is “something in this.”
Twins?! Twins! This is obviously not even close to anything official, but we are still reeling at the mere thought. Imagine the photo ops of George on an ornate sofa with one pudgy arm each around little Madison and Jayden (those will definitely be their names), or a shot at a polo match of Kate carrying Isabella and William holding George’s hand, while Harry has Aidan up on his shoulders. Royal twins! This is the stuff of which Disney Channel movies and HBO mini-series are made.
Meanwhile, we are now wondering if Kate has enacted one of those famous (“famous”) schemes in which a celebrity tells different rumors to all their different friends so that when a specific rumor leaks, he or she knows who did it. Which is all to say, if you see any Craigslist posts about a recently axed Kensington Palace gardener looking for work, you probably don’t want to tell him any of your secrets.
Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are planning to play tribute to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana, with their second baby, says one royal biographer. Following reports that Kate Middleton and Prince William had been given permission to name their new child after Queen Elizabeth, longtime royal biographer Andrew Morton is claiming the couple have told friends they also want to honor the late royal. The Daily Mail is reporting that if female, the second royal baby will be named Elizabeth Diana Windsor.
While Middleton and Prince William, both 32, have yet to learn their child’s gender, Morton, 60, says the expectant pair have told friends they’re hoping for a girl to join their son, 14-month-old son Prince George. “They discussed girls’ names before George was born and now they’re hoping the next one is a girl so they can carry out their wish to honor William’s mother,” Morton told the Sun. “They’re not too thrilled at the thought it would be shortened to Princess Di but it won’t change their minds.”
Morton’s comments come on the heels of the Globe’s claims that the couple had received approval from the queen to name their child, pending a gender reveal, Elizabeth. “They’ve already told the ailing queen that they believe it’s a girl,” an “inside source” told the Globe magazine. “Like many of us, William and Kate fear the queen doesn’t have long left and want to honor her while she is still alive.” An insider went on to add that her majesty was reportedly “thrilled” by the baby name news. “It’s given her a new lease on life,” said a source.
Buckingham Palace announced that Middleton was expecting on Sept. 8. The Duchess is reportedly due in March or April 2015.
Morton is best known for his 1992 biography on Princess Diana, “Diana: Her True Story.”
After an initial report that Kate Middleton has told mother-in-law Camilla Parker-Bowles, it seems that the Duchess of Cambridge has some crucial support against the Duchess of Cornwall.
Globe magazine reported on its cover for its October 6, 2014 issue that “After Years Of Camilla’s Cruel Insults…Kate’s Revenge! Royal mom bans Camilla as she battles problem pregnancy. ‘You’re not part of our family anymore,’ Kate tells Palace rival.”
Now some new details have come out from the issue, with part of story allegedly being that Queen Elizabeth supports Kate in her purported crusade against Camilla and is even ready to bribe her in order to remove her from the family.
“The 88 year old ailing Monarch drew up a plan pledging $50 million of her personal cash and a $10 million estate as a divorce settlement for 65 year old Charles’ scheming second wife,” Globe claims.
The magazine also alleges that Elizabeth has aides shopping for a private island that she can exile Camilla to after the divorce goes through.
Meanwhile, Palace sources confirmed to People magazine that Kate is feeling better and will return to her royal duties in October.
But the sources cautioned that the commitments aren’t set yet because her health is still not that great, causing them to take it on a “Day-by-day basis.”
There are engagements she would like to do over the coming months, but they are being reviewed daily,” one source said.
Kate hasn’t been seen in public since early August.
Soon after the appearance, it was announced that Kate was pregnant and also suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe sickness that comes with some pregnancies.
The inside sources said that any news of an official outing in the near future will likely come with relatively short notice.
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Andrew Mortan told the publication that the big revelation was made to him by Kate Middleton and Prince William’s “close friends.” Mortan also noted that after Prince George, the royal couple is hoping their second child is a girl.
“They discussed girls’ names before George was born and now they’re hoping the next one is a girl so they can carry out their wish to honour William’s mother,” Andrew Mortan told The Sun as quoted by Daily Mail.
Andrew Mortan released much-talked about biography of Princess Diana titled “Diana: Her True Story” in 1992. It is said the book revealed several inside details of Duchess’ of Wales’ life.
It is reported that Andrew Mortan claims that Kate Middleton and Prince William’s decision of christening the child as Elizabeth Diana instead of Diana Elizabeth is to please all those who could stir up a controversy. By doing this, Duke and the Duchess are reportedly hoping not to evoke negative reaction from the royal observers, due to alleged “hostility” between Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth.
Besides writing about Princess Diana, Andrew Mortan has also penned down story of Prince William and Kate Middleton titled “William Catherine: Their Story.” The book was released soon after the royal wedding in the year 2011.
Recently, Dickie Arbiter, who worked in the royal press office, claimed to be releasing a book titled “On Duty With The Queen: My Time As A Buckingham Palace Press Officer.” Mirror UK reports that the book brings out some “intimate secrets of his time in the palace.”
Meanwhile, Kate Middleton’s second pregnancy was announced on Sept. 8, 2014. Soon after, the reports about her acute morning sickness started to make rounds. It was reported the Duchess of Cambridge had to pull out of some royal duties while she was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. However, she is reportedly going to start attending to her duties in October.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are said to have already come up with a name for their new baby and it’s one you would have guessed.
If they have a daughter she will be called Elizabeth Diana Windsor, according to the late Princess’ biographer Andrew Morton, according to the Sun.
‘Close friends to William and Kate have told me that if it is a girl they want to name the baby after Diana (Prince William’s mother),’ he said.
Mr Morton said the couple had decided against going with Diana as a first name because they did not want to offend other members of the royal family.
He added: ‘Given the hostility between Diana and the royal family, the Queen, Prince Charles and most of the others would be furious if the baby was christened Diana before Elizabeth.’
Kate, who was reportedly the keenest to pay tribute to Princess Diana, is expected to give birth to her second child next summer.