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Kate Middleton Baby Shower Not Happening, Royal Experts Say

03/31/2013 01:52 pm ET | Updated Apr 01, 2013
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Despite all of the murmurings of a baby shower for Kate Middleton, royal experts are saying that the event is quite unlikely.

According to Victoria Arbiter, ABC News Royal Expert, the Duchess of Cambridge will most likely eschew a big to-do because of the "added pressure that [she and Prince William] are clearly very wealthy, and a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate. There's nothing they can't go out and buy themselves."

Until now, the general consensus among rumor mill contributors has been that Pippa Middleton is planning a "down-to-earth" baby shower for the duchess, complete with wine, beer and a possible appearance by Queen Elizabeth II. Arbiter even conceded that there is a slight chance that Pips will put together a very small event, but she doesn't think there's a chance the queen would show up (and we have to agree).

Baby showers aren't customary in the UK, so we have some advice for Pippa if she's planning a gathering: Take a tip from Kourtney Kardashian and include yummy sweets like chocolate chip cake, cotton candy and strawberry shakes on your shower menu in lieu of your trademark pigeon breasts and pig cheeks. Just a tip.

Of course, all of these theories are only educated guesses. Who really knows what Kate will do to fête her bun in the oven? We're not 100 percent convinced in either direction, but what do you think?

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