Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge may be having a girl, according to The Mirror. While on an official visit to Grimsby on March 5, 2013, the Duchess spent time with well-wishers and, when receiving a teddy bear, said that she would keep it for her “d—baby.” The swiftly corrected slip was noted and has now been widely reported.
Royals do not disclose the gender or personal details of their child in advance of the birth, but a firstborn royal daughter makes the succession law changes even more interesting and historic, as it would be the first time in the history of the monarch that a girl would be the known heir apparent, and not just an heir presumptive waiting for a brother.
According to The Daily Mail, the Duchess wore a burgundy Hobbs coat over a Great Plains dress to greet a crowd of around 2,000 well-wishers. She visited the new fishing heritage center and received a private tour, later commenting that it was fascinating and very authentic.
In what was a very full day for the Duchess. She also visited patients at St. Andrew’s hospice, met firemen at a local station, and joined students of a cookery class at Havelock College. But the one thing that will be remembered about this visit is that this was the time when she seemed to inadvertently reveal the gender of her child—though nothing official will come until the day the new royal baby is born.