Kate Middleton dismisses rumors of rift with Meghan Markle, says she's 'absolutely' excited for the baby to arrive

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first child in Spring 2019


                            Kate Middleton dismisses rumors of rift with Meghan Markle, says she's 'absolutely' excited for the baby to arrive

The Royal Family is eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who is due in Spring 2019. However, recent rumors suggesting that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle did not like each other have sparked speculations over a rift in the family. Now, Kate has shot them all down and spoken out about her sister-in-law's baby.

During a visit to Leicester University on Wednesday by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, a fan asked Kate about her three little children — five-year-old Prince George, three-year-old Princess Charlotte, and seven-month-old Prince Louis. In a video shared to Instagram, Kate can be seen saying, "They’re doing well, thank you. They’re getting excited for Christmas time because they’ve started all their Christmas songs and the Christmas trees are going up."



 

"And Louis is getting bigger, I can’t believe he’s like seven months, he’s getting to be a big boy," Kate continued. The fan then asked her whether she was excited about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby to which Kate responded saying, "Absolutely! It’s such a special time to have little kiddies. And a cousin for George and Charlotte, as well, and Louis. It’ll be really special."

The couple was visiting Leicester to honor the recent passing of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the chairman of the city's football club. Kate addressed volunteers who had helped to relocate flowers and other tributes to a dedicated proper site.

She also revealed the adorable nickname her children have for William and said, "Kate said that William was playing football with the children last night and one of them said, I think it was George, 'Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops?'"

William and Kate were also given a few special presents for their three children — mini Leicester City Football Club team uniforms in personalized boxes. William said jokingly, "They’ll be fighting over the Leicester and Aston Villa kits. That’s very kind, that’s brilliant."

Kate Middleton and Prince William at Leicester (Source: Getty Images)
Kate Middleton and Prince William at Leicester (Source: Getty Images)

Post the announcement of Meghan Markle's pregnancy, Kensington Palace released a statement from Prince William and Kate Middleton saying that they were "delighted" for the parents-to-be. 

Given the recent decision of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to move away from the palace, the new royal baby will be growing up in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor which is around 25 miles away from Kensington Palace. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking to swap life at the Palace for a much quieter family home next year.