Kate Middleton Is “Feeling Great,” Embracing Her Pregnant Body

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge visits The National Fishing Heritage Centre during her official visit to Grimsby on March 5, 2013 in Grimsby, England. Julian Parker/UK Press/Getty Images

Kate Middleton's pregnancy may not have gotten off to the smoothest start, but the only bump in the road now is the one she's been sporting under coats and dresses of late. With her morning sickness under control, the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, 31, is looking and feeling lovely as she prepares for the July birth of her first child with Prince William.

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The royal mom-to-be has been happily embracing her new curves in recent weeks and showing off her growing belly at engagements in England and Switzerland. "She's absolutely fine with the changes in her body," a family friend revealed in the March 11 issue of Us Weekly.

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Fortunately for the Duchess, those changes no longer include severe morning sickness, for which she was hospitalized in December. "She was saying she had been unwell but was feeling better now," a patient at the Action on Addiction's Hope House treatment facility in London told Us of Middleton, who visited the recovery program in February. Added a source close to the pregnant royal: "She wants to stay busy. She's feeling great."

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Middleton has indeed been busy. On Tuesday, March 5, she traveled to Grimbsy, England, to visit the National Fishing Heritage Centre, where she seemed to drop an unintentional hint about the sex of her baby-to-be. (Accepting a teddy bear from Grimbsy local Diane Burton, the Duchess said, "Thank you, I'll take that for my d–" before tellingly cutting herself mid-sentence.)

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Two days prior to that outing, Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry headed to Switzerland for Olympian Laura Bechtolsheimer's wedding to Mark Tomlinson. And last week, the Duchess hit up a London Topshop to pick up some maternity clothes. One thing not on her shopping list? Outfits for her unborn child. "She's not even bought any baby clothes yet!" a source told Us of how the first-time mother is trying to keep the little one's gender under wraps.

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