, DUNEDIN, Apr 13 – Royal watchers were scrutinising the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.
Kate, however, looked to dampen the speculation by drinking wine and going on a jet boat ride, neither of which are recommended for pregnant women.
The royals’ eight-month-old son Prince George, third in line to the British throne, has been the star of their New Zealand tour so far.
But William suggested during a walkabout in the North Island town of Cambridge there may soon be another royal baby to share the spotlight.
During a meeting with Cynthia Read, who knitted the merino wool shawl which was New Zealand’s official gift when George was born, William said according to several reports: “You might have to make another one soon!” READ: British royal dynasty set for George’s christening.
Read, who emigrated to New Zealand from England eight years ago, was convinced the prince was serious.
“The way William said it was like he was dropping a hint, letting me in on a secret,” she told reporters, adding the duchess said they were delighted with the first shawl “and George wore it a lot”.
Kate was also seen to be sipping water during an evening state reception for the couple on Thursday, fuelling media speculation of a second pregnancy.