Kate Middleton to become the first royal to have a baby shower

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is seven-month pregnant and due to give birth in July, has decided to hold the celebration despite the fact that the event is not included in Britain's royal tradition.

hidden May 31, 2013 20:36:53 IST
Kate Middleton to become the first royal to have a baby shower

London: Mother-to-be Kate Middleton is all set to start a new tradition in the British Royal family by becoming the first Royal to have a baby shower, with her younger sister Pippa planning the lavish affair.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is seven-month pregnant and due to give birth in July, has decided to hold the celebration despite the fact that the event is not included in Britain's royal tradition.

Kate Middleton to become the first royal to have a baby shower

Kate Middleton. Reuters

Kate, married to second-in-line to British thrown Prince William, has the blessing of Queen Elizabeth II for the event with family and friends after weeks of planning by her 29-year-old sister.

"It isn't royal tradition but Kate isn't a traditional Royal," The Sun tabloid quoted its source as saying.

The celebrations will be a real family affair, including a cake in the shape of a dummy made by brother James, who runs his own baking firm.

The source said: "She is modern and wants a normal life. Prince Harry, Kate and William are the Royal Family's link to the younger generation."

"A baby shower wouldn't normally happen if you're in the Royal Family, but there is now a modern way of thinking. It will be a great day for everyone and Kate is doing this with the blessing of the Queen."

The date is a closely guarded secret, but it is believed it will be held at Kate's family home in Berkshire.

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