USMagazine, Friday, November 4, 2011, 9:12am (PDT)
Lil' prince or princess on board?
Kate Middleton quietly ignited fresh speculation that she is expecting her first child during a Wednesday visit to a UNICEF distribution center in Copenhagen, Denmark.
With Prince William at her side, the Duchess of Cambridge, 29, avoided a certain food product as they sampled items from UNICEF aid packages being sent out to East African countries suffering from famine.
While William, 29, plus the Danish Crown Prince and Princess tasted peanut paste, Kate politely refused -- and reportedly gave her husband of six months a knowing look.
Doctors have frequently recommended pregnant women avoid peanuts and peanut byproducts while expecting in order to prevent the development of allergies in their babies-to-be.
The Palace itself even "went out of their way to stress that she has no nut allergy whatsoever," royal editor for Britain's The Sun told ABC News.
Whenever the Duke and Duchess welcome their first child, he -- or she -- is destined to rule England one day.
Upending centuries of royal law, leaders of the 16 countries that recognize the British monarchy recently agreed that a firstborn daughter should be able to ascend the throne even if she has younger brothers.
"The idea that a younger son should become monarch instead of an elder daughter simply because he's a man, or that a future monarch can marry someone of any faith except a Catholic -- this way of thinking is at odds with the modern countries that we’ve all become," British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Still, pregnancy speculation or not, Middleton is certainly not displaying any bump just yet; on her humanitarian visit to Copenhagen, she was stylishly slim as always, wearing a red coat cinched at the waist with a crocodile belt and boots.