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Special issue of New Idea Magazine: Our Royal Baby
Special issue of New Idea Magazine: Our Royal Baby

She’s the woman who first revealed that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was expecting her first child with husband Prince William.

Now Jessica Hay – one of Kate’s oldest friends – has again exclusively spoken to New Idea about the world’s most watched pregnancy.

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Following the Palace’s official confirmation of the baby news, Jessica has fuelled talk the popular royal couple are expecting twins.

‘Catherine would love twins and a lot of people in their circle in London say that she is expecting twins,’ Jessica reveals in a detailed new interview with New Idea – out today.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are pregnant! Source: Getty

‘If it were a boy and a girl, it would be a dream come true for them both.’

Well-connected Jessica – whose exclusive baby revelation has been acknowledged by major international news outlets including CNN, The Huffington Post and New York Magazine – has known Kate since they went to a Marlborough school together, and she attended the royal couple’s wedding reception.

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Jessica previously told New Idea that the couple were planning to make their baby announcement in December – although Kate’s bout of severe morning sickness forced the duchess to confirm the news slightly earlier than she had planned.

‘Catherine would like a boy first and then a girl,’ Jessica previously told New Idea.

‘It seems very traditional, but of course they’ll be happy with two boys or two girls, they don’t want more.’

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Whatever the outcome of the forthcoming royal birth, one thing is clear – the nannies will have to take a back seat.

‘They’ve agreed that they won’t employ nannies and will be very much hands-on,’ Jessica has said.

But with a possible multiple birth on the way, the best-laid plans may go out the window!

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