Kate Middleton, Prince William cozy up during horse race

March 15, 2013|By Nardine Saad

Kate Middleton and Prince William were off to the races Friday.

Middleton, 31, who now goes by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her hubby, the Duke of Cambridge, headed about 120 miles west of London for Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

The pregnant royal was bundled up in her Lock & Co. bow-trimmed cap, gloves, Stuart Weitzman boots and a Joseph coat that concealed her growing baby bump during the rainy festival. The duchess, who is about five months along, clutched her purse tightly to her belly in many of the day's photos.

She'd caused quite a stir earlier this week when a report surfaced saying that the trendsetter had New York women scrambling to cosmetically mimic her perky nose.

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The duchess was all smiles when she arrived to a cheering crowd at the festival, and her husband was quite the dashing gentleman in a dark suit and patterned tie as he waved around his betting slip from their box during the race.

"Kate walked close to him," Us Weekly reported. "They both look really great."

The duchess' sister, Pippa Middleton, was spotted at the races the day before, wearing a brown fur cap and a bright yellow Katherine Hooker coat.

About 200,000 racing enthusiasts were expected at the four-day festival, which ended Friday.

Wills, 30, reportedly cheered on Mike Tindall's horse, Monbeg Dude, according to the Daily Mail. Tindall, a rugby player, is married to William's cousin, Zara Phillips.

Unfortunately for the prince, a horse named Bobs Worth won the race


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