Could Kate and William’s baby arrive on their ANNIVERSARY? George and Charlotte were each born five weeks into her maternity leave – which means an April 29 arrival if their sibling follows suit
- The Duchess of Cambridge starts her maternity leave today after a final duty
- Royal watchers say this is a major indicator of Kate's due date
- Both George and Charlotte were born around five weeks after her leave
- George was born 38 days into her leave and Charlotte was born 37 days in
- If this is true of the third baby we can expect on April 28 or 29
The Duchess of Cambridge took part in her final engagement ahead of her maternity leave on Thursday - and royal watchers believe this indicates her due date.
Fans believe that Kate, 36, could give birth to her third child over the weekend of the April 28-29.
If they are correct the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be toasting not only their new arrival but also celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary.
Royal watchers predict that the Duchess of Cambridge, who goes on maternity leave today, will deliver her third child on April 28 or 29 based on her previous maternity leaves
Look chic in a collarless coat like Kate wearing Goat
The Duchess of Cambridge has been working hard in the lead up to her maternity leave, but today will be the last official outing she undertakes before the birth of her third child.
Today she was in London for Commonwealth-themed engagements and she was positively glowing in a cream coat, which is by Goat.
The Duchess loves this British brand, regularly turning to them for new pieces, but this outerwear is something she's worn again and again no doubt because of its classic style. Kate first wore this cover-up back in 2013 when she was pregnant with Prince George and last took it on an outing in November 2017. It's definitely a favorite!
The good news is it's still available to buy, so click (right) if you fancy giving your wardrobe a regal reboot. The neutral shade will go with everything, but it's also available in other colors too!
Or keep it chic in one of the lookalike coats we've got lined up for you in the edit below.
The prediction is based on the Duchess' previous maternity leaves with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Hello! points out that both siblings were born the same amount of time after their mother went on maternity leave.
When pregnant with George in 2013, Kate began her maternity leave on June 16 having attended her final engagement in the form of Trooping of the Colour a day earlier.
Her firstborn arrived 38 days later on July 22, just over five weeks after her maternity leave began.
Prince William and Kate welcomed their first child Prince George on July 22, 38 days after she began her maternity leave
Similarly Princess Charlotte was born 37 days after her mother began her paternity leave, arriving on May 2
If the couple's third child follows the same pattern, we can expect it to be born on either April 28 or 29 - the same weekend as William and Kate's seventh wedding anniversary
Similarly Princess Charlotte's arrival in 2015 followed almost exactly the same pattern, having been born just over five weeks after her mother's final engagement.
Kate and William visited the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London on 27 March and 37 days later Charlotte was born on May 2.
If the couple's third child follows the same pattern we can expect our newest member of the royal family on either April 28 or 29.
The Duchess' due date has previously been speculated as St George's Day which falls on April 23 however if the baby is late it could arrive closer to Charlotte's birthday.
The Duchess began her first maternity leave after attending Trooping of the Colour in 2013 (left) and her final engagement before Charlotte's birth was a trip to the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London (right)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited St Luke’s Community Centre in London today - Kate's last official engagement before maternity leave
The palace have remained tight lipped though it is thought that the Cambridges' baby is expected after the Queen's birthday, April 21 and well before Harry and Meghan's wedding on May 19.
This morning a Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed: 'Today's public engagements by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be Her Royal Highness's last before starting her maternity leave.'
She and William visited St Luke’s Community Centre in London where they donned aprons to prepare a community lunch.
She may appear at some family occasions during the summer but is not expected to return to official duties until the autumn, according to aides, and even then her 'primary focus' will be her children.
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