Kate Middleton's Friend Confirms: A Baby Announcement Is On the Way (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

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baby is on the way! A close friend of duchess Kate Middleton, Jessica Hay, reveals to Life & Style that Kate and her hubby, Prince William, will soon announce that they're expecting.

“They’re planning to make an announcement in December,” Jessica reveals. “I have this on the highest authority, and it’s not to be taken lightly. It’s going to be wonderful, happy news when it’s announced.”

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Jessica, who attended the exclusive Marlborough school with Kate at the age of 14 and was a guest at the couple’s wedding reception last year, tells Life & Style that with the queen’s Jubilee celebration over, Kate, 30, “was told to put on weight by the palace in May and that 2013 would be the year they have a baby.” Jessica continues, “The royal family have been talking about William and Catherine having children for quite some time.”

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Jessica says that the royal couple’s social circle is “all abuzz” over the expected baby announcement and the two could not be more ready to have a little one.
 
“William is much like Diana and will definitely be a hands-on dad and not rely heavily on nannies to raise his and Catherine’s children,” she tells Life & Style. “They both try to be as normal as possible in their private lives, and that of course is going to continue when they have children.”

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