Mar 6, 2013 08:29 AM
Kate Middleton stopped by the National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby, England on Tuesday, and when given a teddy bear by a local woman, the Duchess said, "Thank you, I'll take that for my d--," before cutting herself off.
When a guest asked Kate if she was about to say "daughter," she smiled and replied coyly, "We're not telling." Another witness overheard the exchange and told reporters, "I said to her, 'You were going to say daughter weren't you?' and she said, 'No, we don't know.'"
Us Magazine reports that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently learned the sex of their baby, "but they've only told their parents." In all fairness, Kate probably didn't know when she purchased nursery furniture from Petit Tresor back in December, but the room does have a decidedly feminine feel!
As far as the royal family is concerned, the sex of their child has nothing to do with whether they will rule the country. Queen Elizabeth II recently stated that if William and Kate's firstborn was a daughter she will be called "Princess" and referred to as Her Royal Highness. Additionally, the Succession the Crown Bill decrees that William and Kate's firstborn will be the heir to the throne regardless of gender.