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‘I can feel it kicking now’: Six months pregnant Kate tells teenagers she can feel her baby moving ‘all the time’ during royal visit

The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed that her second child, which is due on 20th April, is very active – and admitted that the infant spent most of this morning’s visit to Kensington kicking her.

Kate, who also revealed that she and the Duke of Cambridge don’t know the sex of their unborn child, was speaking to 17-year-old Martina McDonagh who she met during a tour of the newly reopened Kensington Leisure Centre.

‘It’s moving all the time. I can feel it kicking now’, said the 33-year-old Duchess as she held her stomach to show the disabled teenager. ‘I told her I hoped it was a girl but she said she doesn’t know yet,’ said Martina said afterwards. ‘She said it was moving around a lot.’


The visit was the final stop on a tour that had begun with a visit to volunteering charity Family Friends early this morning. There, a chuckling Duchess was introduced to two-year-old Ryan Dixon who burst into tears as she approached.

Ryan, who had been practising for his big moment over the weekend, left posy presenting duties to his mother Tracy Samuels instead,who afterwards said she was surprised that her ‘boisterous’ son had reacted so shyly.

‘We practised all weekend,’ said single mother Miss Samuels. ‘He was going to say “these are for you, nice flowers, lovely flowers” and he was fine doing it at home.

‘I don’t know what made him so shy, normally he is really outgoing and he’s never been shy like this when there’s been a big occasion.’

The moment came during an action-packed morning in Kensington for the Duchess, which also saw her officially open the Kensington Aldridge Academy as well as visiting Kensington Leisure Centre.

First stop for the Duchess, who was resplendent in a delicate baby blue coat and green and blue floral dress by Anglo-French label Seraphine, was at the coffee morning for volunteers where she met little Ryan.


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