By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29
The world is hungry for royal baby news, but so far, Kate & co are keeping it locked down pretty tight. But we're all human, right? Yesterday, while visiting her subjects in Grimsby, the Duchess had a bit of a slip that we can't help but find very revealing.
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When a woman reached out from the crowd to give her a teddy bear, Kate said the following incriminating phrase: "Thank you, I'll take that for my d..."
"For my d..." Her d. Do you realize what this means? There may be a royal daughter on the way! Another member of the crowd immediately jumped on the opportunity, and asked if she was indeed going to say "daughter" - to which Kate replied "no, I don't know." Prince William cut off the conversation by confirming that no, they're not telling. As E! so astutely points out, she may have been referring to her dog. But that's no fun, is it?
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