The Duchess of Cambridge’s big hint that she is expecting a girl has caused huge excitement among royal fans.
Kate Middleton reportedly stopped herself from saying the word “daughter” as she accepted a teddy bear from a well-wisher during a trip to Grimsby.
But her uncharacteristic slip was repeated again during her visit — but the second time she suggested her unborn baby was a boy.
When Kate, who is five months pregnant, was asked by another well-wisher if her baby had been kicking, she replied “he” had.
Royal fans still believe William and Kate’s first child will be a girl and bookmaker Ladbrokes has slashed its odds from 4/5 to 1/2. For those who think the future monarch will be a boy, the firm is offering odds of 6/4.
William Hill has suspended its betting on the gender of the royal baby following a flood of bets from punters putting their money on a girl.
Kate, 31, first let her guard down after being handed a soft toy by a member of the public.
Sandra Cook, who was standing next to the woman who gave Kate the present, said she overheard her say: “Thank you, I will take that for my d...” before stopping herself.
Cook, 67, told The Times: “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.’”
But another admirer Katy Forrester told the Grimsby Telegraph: “I swear she said it was a boy.”
She said: “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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