Is another royal baby on the way? Let the rampant speculation begin anew! Prince William hinted at the possibility that he and Kate Middleton could be anticipating another child while greeting a woman in the town of Cambridge, New Zealand on Friday, April 11.
After placing roses at the war memorial, the Duke of Cambridge greeted Cynthia Read, who had made a wool shawl for 8-month-old baby Prince George. "You might have to make another one soon," Prince William said.
"The way William said it was like he was dropping a hint," Read told reporters, "letting me in on a secret."
Read was commissioned by the New Zealand government to make the gift for George. The shawl took four months to create and was handed to the royal couple prior to Friday's engagement. Prince William's comment, of course, could have simply been in regards to the rapidly-growing Prince George.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, also there with her husband, looked resplendent in an emerald green coat by Erdem. "I complimented her on her green dress," well-wisher Bev Hayes, 68, from Cambridge told Us Weekly. "She said she liked it but Prince William thought it was a bit bright."
Another royal subject present at the walkabout, a former midwife named Alison Pizzini, 75, sang Prince George's praises to the Duchess, who joked in return, "He can be a bit of a handful sometimes."
All eyes will be on the Duke and Duchess later tonight when the couple visits Queenstown for a visit to sample the Otago Wines at the Amisfield winery. Kate — looking slimmer than ever in a bespoke black Jenny Packham number with no signs of a bump — avoided alcohol at the unveiling of Queen Elizabeth II's portrait at Government House on Thursday, April 10.
According to an observer, "When they toasted the room, William held a glass of wine and Kate had a wine glass with water in it."
The Palace had no comment.