Did you guys hear? Kate Middleton is preggo! Yup!
At least that's what Star Magazine reports in its September 17th issue, proclaiming that "palace sources" have revealed that Catherine is with child.
Of course, this isn't the first time a tabloid has breathlessly declared that the duchess is duchess-ing for two. Back in November, In Touch pronounced the same, saying that Kate was six weeks along. (Which means Kate would have given birth in June 2012, and we're prettttttty sure we would have heard something if, you know, the Duchess of Cambridge had HAD A CHILD.) Then again that month, gossip flew again when Catherine declined to taste a peanut butter paste on an official visit, which is apparently a food expectant mums often avoid. Again, no bump (or infant) materialized.
So, with a huge grain of salt, ready for Star's new airtight evidence? In June, the duchess alighted the stairs of Buckingham Palace wearing a lacy dress, and when she turned around, you could see that the sash on her dress might have been let out about an inch. In tabloid logic, this obviously means she's accommodating a baby bump. They also creepily claim to know when the baby was conceived: during a "passionate night together" in Wales just after the end of the Olympics.
You heard it here first: Kate's sash definitely didn't just look that way or get let out for other reasons, or tear and get mended, and the fact that it's three months later and the duchess has no visible bump doesn't mean anything. Nope. Pregnant.
See the (non)-evidence from Star below:
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