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The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, excited crowds when she revealed that she could feel her baby moving. The pregnant royal was carrying out three engagements in the Kensington and Chelsea borough of London when she gave the update about her unborn tot. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO"It's moving all the time," said Kate. "I can feel it kicking now."

The Duchess was speaking to local teenager Martina McDonagh during her tour of the new Kensington Leisure Centre, which she had opened on Monday afternoon.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is due to give birth in April

As she chatted away, Kate, who is about six months pregnant, seemed happy to talk about Prince George's younger brother or sister. The brunette beauty did, however, insist that she didn't know the gender of her second baby.

While she and her husband Prince William are keen to keep the gender a surprise, much like they did with 17-month-old George, baby watchers have been speculating that the couple could be having a girl.

The way that Kate, 33, is carrying her unborn child is one telltale sign – her bump looks to be higher and wider than at the same stage of her pregnancy with George two years ago, suggesting a little princess is on the way. And although no one could say Kate has gained excessive weight, observers have noted that she appears slightly fuller in the face and has more rounded hips than her previous pregnancy.

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Observers have guessed that Kate is having a girl, judging by the shape of her bump

Following hot on the heels of her debut engagement of 2015, Kate attended three separate events on Monday. The first was a coffee morning set up by charity Family Friends and the second was the official opening of a new school in North Kensington, the Kensington Aldridge Academy. Kate's third call of duty brought her to the Kensington Leisure Centre where she was again tasked with opening the new development. The unit replaced the old building that once stood there, where her husband William and her brother-in-law Prince Harry used to have swimming lessons.

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Kate was given a giant inflatable duck for Prince George as she opened the Kensington Leisure Centre

Gracious as ever, the Duchess met local youngsters who were making use of the new facilities, alongside older residents who were taking part in a tai chi class. Kate looked particularly charmed when she was given a giant inflatable duck for Prince George to play in, as well as an embroidered kit bag. She also revealed that she liked to go through picture books with her royal toddler.

Kate and William's second baby is expected to be born in April.