The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted in Singapore toasting with water—a sign she could be carrying the next member of the Royal Family ... or dehydrated. "Kate Middleton has sparked a renewed bout of speculation that she may be pregnant when, during toasts at a state banquet in Singapore today, the future queen TWICE made toasts to the Queen by drinking water instead of wine," writes Tom Sykes of The Daily Beast. Of course there could be any number of interpretations of that water drinking, but a royal baby is far more exciting news than a night of teetotaling. Thus, Jessica Misener adds at The Huffington Post that Middleton was seen drinking even more water: "We noticed that the duchess appeared at a second event, the British Gala Reception at Eden Hall, on Thursday in a lovely printed Erdem dress holding what appeared to be just water in a wine glass again." All that water-drinking was enough to convince The Daily News that Middleton is drinking for two and is sporting a "mayby" bump:
The possible mom-to-be also showed what may be a hint of a baby bump in a floral shift designed by the Singapore-born designer, Prabal Gurung, during a seven-course meal at the Singaporean president's official residence.
Here's the bump in question (No, we didn't crop that ourselves. Yes, the A.P. is taking pictures of Kate's midsection):
And here's Kate cradling the "mayby-bump."
Middleton and the Royal family haven't yet issued a statement confirming or denying the alleged Royal pregnancy. Water: It could mean anything!
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