Kate Middleton became the subject of pregnancy rumors shortly after tying the knot on April 29, 2011 -- and it's starting to take its toll on the 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge.
"The constant rumors about Kate being pregnant, or not being pregnant, make her feel uncomfortable," a source close to Middleton tells Us Weekly. "Seeing stories that talk about her health is really hurtful. It's difficult to just ignore them."
Though Middleton "understands that there is interest," given her new life in the public eye, "certain [outlets] push things too far," the source explains.
"This week there have been stories about IVF, baby buzz speculation and what not. Usually they don't mind anything that is written, but this is a little different because it's so personal."
Middleton's husband, Prince William, 29, is doing his best to console her. "William doesn't like to see her get bogged down about these things," the source tells Us.
It seems that, for now, a royal baby announcement is a long way off. "They have only been married for one year and they are not rushing to have a baby," the source says. "Both William and Kate want their first child to happen naturally and at the right time."