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Kate Middleton talks due date, baby names

April 05, 2013|By Nardine Saad

The former Kate Middleton is getting a tad more specific about her due date.

Attending an event with husband Prince William for the Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, revealed the detail to reporters.

"It's around mid-July, but apparently babies have their own agenda," she joked. The palace previously said that the baby was due in July, when it originally announced that the duchess was pregnant last December.

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The British royals are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when they are in Scotland and the countess-duchess often pays tribute by wearing a bit of tartan, the Daily Mail said. She wore a checkered gray and blue coat with silver buttons during a leg of the visit and the next day sported a tartan scarf with a bright red coat.

As for the name of the royal tot, we hope "Prince," "Lourdes" and "Jermajesty" are out of the question.

"We have a short list for both [boy and girl] but it's very difficult," the 31-year-old royal added. "My friends keep texting me names."

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On the visit, 17-year-old Caitlin Tominey gave the duchess a few gifts: a bonnet, teddy bear and onesie, Us Weekly reported

"It's very sweet of you, I'll keep it safe for the big day," Middleton said. "I've been trying to knit and I'm really bad. I should be asking you for tips."

The couple visited Scotland as part of a two-day tour that included the Emirates Arena, a venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. William partook in a game of field hockey but also spoke about his pregnant wife's "limited" abilities.

"Catherine, who, you may have noticed, is limited a little in the sports she can play right now, has had to hold herself back from grabbing a tennis racket and challenging me to a full game," he quipped, according to E! News. "I am far too much of a gentleman to say who would win."

That same day, the cheeky royal was put in his place by a 4-year-old girl named Shona Ritchie who dodged a kiss from the prince despite waiting all morning to ask him for a peck. When Wills leaned in she got shy and recoiled, according to Us Weekly.

"Oh, no! You see!" he said after getting rejected. "Aw. Next time, Shona. Next time."

But the little girl had no problem greeting his wife, to whom she handed a flower.

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