Kate Middleton and baby bump will attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on 4 June, it has been confirmed
Kate Middleton will show off her baby bump at a special service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, it has been confirmed.
The Duchess of Cambridge will join members of the royal family at Westminster Abbey for the event, which will take place on June 4.
It’s thought Kate Middleton will attend with Princes William and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, and, of course, the Queen and Prince Philip.
The royals will be accompanied by 2000 guests for the Dean of Westminster-conducted service, held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.
It’s thought David Cameron will also attend, while actress Claire Skinner will read a specially commissioned poem by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Afterwards, reports suggest Kate Middleton, who will be close to eight months pregnant by then, has been given leave to skip the remainder of the celebrations.
While the Queen and the rest of the royals travel by car to a private lunch thrown by the Deane of Westminster, it’s thought pregnant Kate will be excused to return to Kensington Palace.
This falls in line with last week’s news that Kate Middleton is planning to scale back her official commitments ahead of the birth of the royal baby on July 13.
It’s thought Kate’s official visits will now become fewer and more far between as she prepares to welcome her new arrival, with just two events in her diary in the coming months.
At the beginning of July, it’s thought Kate Middleton will return to her family home in Berkshire, to prepare for the royal arrival.
Reports suggest the Duchess could even choose to give birth at a hospital local to the Middletons’ family home, after it was revealed her family are in favour of the idea.
‘Kate’s family want the baby to be born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital,’ a family friend told the Telegraph.
‘Their thinking is that she will be based at her parents’ house during the later stages of her pregnancy and they do not want her to have to travel miles to Paddington when she goes into labour.’
It’s thought Kate’s surgeon-gynaecologist Alan Farthing, who also looks after the Queen, will travel to whichever hospital the the Duke and Duchess choose.
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