Kate Middleton is surviving her second pregnancy with dignity and grace (what else did you expect?), but she is still just like any other woman with child. 

“Kate’s starting to feel really pregnant,” a family friend tells the new issue of Us Weekly of the royal, who is due in April. “She’s been joking about never passing up an opportunities to use the loo!” 

Early in her first trimester, the Duchess of Cambridge, 32, was forced to stay home while suffering from severe morning sickness. But she seems to have recovered nicely.

“Now that things are settled health-wise, she’s loving being surrounded by her girlfriends, having a laugh and talking baby things,” the source continues. 

In addition to relying on her pals, Middleton is also chatting with Prince William about “bits and bobs” to buy for their nursery.

The parents of Prince George, 16 months, plan to have a communal playroom at the family’s Anmer Hall residence in Norfolk, England. 

“But George won’t have to share his bedroom,” the source adds. “I’m not sure George understands that Kate is pregnant. But they are talking to him about having a new brother or sister. They’re making sure he’s prepared the best they can.” 

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