Kate Middleton Conceals Bump in Wool Coat, Bonds With Baby

Celebrity Moms Apr. 4, 2013 AT 11:00AM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Glasgow ahead of a two-day visit to Scotland
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Glasgow ahead of a two-day visit to Scotland Credit: WENN.com

Baby practice for Kate Middleton! On Thursday, April 4, the pregnant Duchess and Prince William arrived in Glasgow, Scotland via commercial flight for several official royal engagements. The expectant royals, known as the Earl and Countess of Strahearn in Scotland, were greeted inside the Emirates Arena (site of the Commonwealth Games 2014) with Kate, 31, wearing a short tartan Moloh brand "Workers" coat that managed to conceal the five-months-pregnant Duchess' growing curves, plus black tights and knee-high boots.

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To reach the center of the stadium, Kate and a suit-clad William, 30, had to negotiate a very steep flight of stairs; an observer notes that the Duchess took the descent very, very slow to avoid losing her balance. After meeting with officials, they sat down to watch a dance display, including one hilarious bit starring mascot "Clyde the Thistle." The duo then met with young future athletes who treated them to athletic demonstrations plus a tour of the facility.

Kate Middleton visits the Emirates Arena on April 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Kate Middleton visits the Emirates Arena on April 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Cutest moment of the visit? On the way out, the mom-to-be met an eight-month-old baby named Heidi -- who "presented" Middleton with a flower posy after taking a bite out of the bouquet, "Kate burst into laughter!" an observer says.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Emirates Arena / Donald Dewar Leisure Centre on April 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Emirates Arena / Donald Dewar Leisure Centre on April 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Behind close doors, Middleton, who is due in July, has "sugar on the brain," a source told Us Weekly. "Chocolate, biscuits, cake."

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