The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly told well-wishers she can feel her baby moving.
Huge crowds queued for hours in Grimsby to catch a glimpse of the pregnant Royal who is touring the area.
She toured a fishing centre, met Humberside Fire and Rescue Service crews and unemployed people taking part in a personal development course run by The Prince's Trust. The Duchess also officially opened Havelock Academy secondary school in front of hundreds of pupils.
Flag-waving crowds chanted "We want Kate" as she arrived.
Bobbie Brown, a 42-year-old sales assitant, waited in chilly temperatures for more than three hours to see the Duchess, and said: "I asked her if the baby had been moving or kicking and she said 'Yes it is, very much so.'"
Another well-wisher claims the Duchess hinted that she might be having a girl.
Sandra Cook, 67, told London's Daily Mail: "The lady next to me gave her a teddy bear and I distinctly heard her say “Thank you, I will take that for my d....."
"Then she stopped herself. I leaned over and said to her: 'You were going to say daughter, weren’t you?' She said: 'No, we don’t know!' I said: 'Oh, I think you do' to which she replied: 'We’re not telling'."
Diana Burton, 41, who gave Kate the teddy, was too shell-shocked to recall the conversation.
Mrs Cook she only hoped the Duchess didn't give birth to a boy "or I’m going to look pretty stupid".
"But she definitely said “d------”."
Six-year-old Zara Williams, from Goxhill, present the royal visitor with a bunch of pink roses.
"She was really pretty. She was really nice to me and I liked her clothes," she said.
Her helicopter was delayed for more than an hour by the weather.
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