Prince William and Duchess Kate’s royal baby is due any day now, and royal watchers are placing their bets on whether a boy or girl will be welcomed into the Cambridge clan. As of now, bookies are predicting it will be a little princess– but are Kate’s clothing choices saying otherwise?
In the past few months, the Duchess of Cambridge has been dressing in various shades of blue, leading some to speculate that this is a subtle hint at a gender reveal. At the beginning of February, Kate dazzled in a gorgeous blue GOAT coat while attending the opening of the Action on Addiction centre in Essex. Later that month, the royal stunned in blue twice more: a Jenny Packham ensemble with matching Jimmy Choo heels, and a cornflower blue Seraphine dress for the first joint outing of the ‘Fab Four.’ In March, she recycled a deep blue lace gown by the same brand, donning navy yet again for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.
Perhaps to throw fans off her trail, the Duchess went with a gender-neutral mint green outfit at the end of March for an event at the Royal Society of Medicine. But it was her hot-pink Mulberry coat, which the 36-year-old sported in January on a visit to the Coventry Cathedral, that really had tongues wagging with speculation. The last time she wore this particularly girly number was in March 2015 on her final engagement before giving birth to Princess Charlotte!
Fashion aside, curiosity has led to other gender revelations, even down to the shape of her baby bump! The Mail Online reported that Kate is expecting a girl because her baby bump is “high and wide” like when she was pregnant with Charlotte in 2014. However, this was squashed by experts who claim the shape has little to do with gender and more to do with the mother’s body type.
Though the gender of their child is still a complete mystery, a bookmaker at Paddy Power Betfair shared some insight on the odds, which are leaning towards Prince George and Princess Charlotte being big siblings to a sister. “By far the most popular name, in volume and size of stakes, is Mary. We’ve received thousands of bets on that being the choice of name, so much so that we actually had to suspect the betting a few weeks ago,” they told The Independent . But whether this baby is a boy or a girl, one thing is certain: they won’t be having twins!