Kate Middleton's due date has reportedly been revealed by her friends. According to the Daily Mail, friends close to Kate and her husband Prince William say their royal baby is due on Saturday 13 July." Some of Kate and William's closest pals were at a barbecue hosted by a family friend of the Royals recently," a friend told the Daily Mail. "They were all discussing the fact that Kate's baby is due to be born on July 13. Everyone was very excited." Due to Kate's unexpected acute morning sickness, Clarence House was forced to prematurely announce the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's happy news before Kate had had her 12-week-scan, leaving royal watchers unsure as to how pregnant the Duchess was.
Kate's due date falls during the Coronation Festival, a celebration that comes 60 years after the Queen was crowned in June 1953. The festival takes place across four days, 11 July to 14 July, meaning the birth of William and Kate's baby could coincide with the celebrations at Buckingham Palace. It is unknown whether Kate and William will be in London during the time their baby is due as reports had suggested the Duchess planned to return to her family home in Berkshire for several weeks after the baby is born. William and Kate's baby news came just as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year drew to an end, the icing on the cake for a year of royal celebration.