Pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge Shows Off Baby Bump

February 20, 2013, 8:45 am WHO Magazine whomagazine

Pregnant Duchess admits she's nervous to give birth

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Royal baby jitters! Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was frank with fellow expectant mums during a visit to London's Hope Hope House, Action on Addiction on Feb. 19. In her first official event following her controversial babymoon in Mustique, the 31-year-old royal showcased her growing baby bump in a MaxMara wrap dress and talked about her pregnancy with two recovering women in an art therapy class.

Lisa, a mother-of-three who did not want to give her full name, said: "I did ask her if she was nervous (about giving birth). She said it would be unnatural if she wasn't - she's human like us."


The Duchess also chatted to Natalie, who has a two-year-old daughter and is due to give birth to a second child in July - the same month as the Duchess who is more than four months pregnant.

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The 28-year-old said the talk also turned to babies when they chatted: "We're due about the same time. She's been unwell and feeling better now and I felt pretty much the same the first time."

One topic not discussed during Prince William's wife's official visit? The criticisms by author Hilary Mantel, who called the royal a "shop window mannequin" with a "plastic smile" in a recent speech.

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Countered Nick Barton, chief executive of Action on Addiction: "I can only speak of what I know, and having met the Duchess several times I find her to be engaging, natural and genuinely interested in the subject. You can tell a lot about someone from the questions they ask and she asks really good questions, the questions of someone who wants to learn. She is also an intelligent woman."

Added Barton of the Duchess' efforts: "She is doing an enormous amount to reduce the stigma of addiction and increase understanding of it."

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  1. family04:20pm Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    STOP BREEDING as WE THE COMMONERS do NOT want to fork out focking money to support the PARASITES!

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  2. family04:18pm Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse


  3. family04:12pm Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Do you believe in EQUALITY? NO, if you believe in monarchy as they are NEVER ELECTED by ERECTED through their ROOTS! Monarchies are INTERESTING HISTORICAL FACTS and it is not DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED and yet TOO MANY WESTERNERS trying to spread DEMOCRACY and believe in monarchy which is a CONTRADICTION! ABOLISH THE MONARCHIES where ever they are! I do not want to pay them as my KEPT WOMEN!

  4. El Cooper12:57am Thursday 21st February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    That's not a baby bump! Good grief, I've been hearing about it for so long I thought I'd at least be able to see it :D Give her a while before you start calling that tiny dress puff a bump. And honestly, give that poor author some meno-care if she's really getting that worked up about our eagerly awaited Royal bub. Insulting people might indicate writers block more than well considered opinion!

  5. marc05:14pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    how b!tchy is Hilary Mantel? how can someone with such poor insight into human character compose literature with genuine depth? it seems impossible. i might give her tracts a miss. everyone knows the Booker is a joke anyway, ever since Yann Martel won it.

  6. family01:08pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    ASIAN Century? Why are we STILL STUCK IN POMMY "ladida" stories.

  7. family01:06pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    There are more IMPORTANT things in LIFE than the stupid news about a pregnant woman... MOST WOMEN can bear CHILDREN!

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  8. family01:03pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Do you believe in EQUALITY? NO, if you are royalist as COMMONERS can NEVER BE a royal as the ARE NOT ELECTED. VERY UNDEMOCRATIC and yet the so-called Western countries are trying to "SPREAD THEIR DEMOCRACY" and yet many WESTERN COUNTRIES have royalties WHICH ARE NOT DEMOCRATIC! ABOLISH THE ROYALTIES as as COMMONERS WE DO NOT WANT TO SUBSIDIES the FILTHY RICH ROYALTY! IF WE DO USE OUR TAX MONEY TO PAY e windsor and the ladida family, THEY ARE THE KEPT MEN AND WOMEN!

  9. family12:59pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Most women can bear children. WHY OR WHY Kate is so different? She was knocked up that is all!

  10. Lorikeetr11:23am Wednesday 20th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    frank stoping using the phrase Are we thear yet come on man you say we dont use the english languaga my god man you must be a pome then mate if you dont like wot we have to say then go home we wil give you back your 10 pond and go kiss the royals #$%$ thear just like all of us and a baby bump is just a saying hear ok im will tell you the royals can kiss my but thay come and tock this cunty from us and then you lot come year we are thear and hear to stay


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