Kate Middleton opened up about the birth of her first child, whilst chatting to well-wishers at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Aldershot Sunday afternoon. She denies she knows the baby’s sex but both the royal couple of their views on what sex they’d like.
Kate Middleton dressed in traditional green for her annual trip with Prince William to the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Aldershot. The Duchess also showed she knows the oter meaning of “green” by recycling the same coat she wore for last year’s celebrations.
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge looked healthy and happy in her Emilia Wickstead dress coat which she also wore to the event last year. Her baby bump could just be seen underneath the fitted coat, with Kate accessorizing with a chic black hat to keep off the drizzly weather.
William, who wore ceremonial dress, was attending the parade as Colonel of the Regiment and watched on proudly as his wife presented traditional sprigs of shamrock to the officers and guardsmen, before being presented with one for himself.
After the formalities, Kate stopped to chat with guardsmen with one, Lee Wheeler revealing that Kate told him all about her baby hopes.
Mr Wheeler (29) told Kate he missed his 22-month-old son whilst on duty: “I asked her ‘do you know if it’s a girl or boy’, and she said ‘not yet’. She said ‘I’d like to have a boy and William would like a girl’. That’s always the way,” he recalled to The Telegraph.
“I asked her if she had any names yet and she said no. I said I suppose you’ve got to stick to traditional names.”
It’s the first time the Duchess has addressed the big question of whether she’s expecting a boy or a girl since the rumour mill went into overdrive a week ago, when she appeared to suggest the couple were expecting a daughter.
The Duchess also discussed motherhood with Sergeant Thomas Laven, who has a seven-month-old son Theo: “I congratulated her on the impending birth and said you’ve got sleepless nights to come. She said she was prepared for it.”