The Duchess of Cambridge may just have given away the sex of her baby as she chatted with one of the public on a visit to Grimsby on Tuesday.
After being gifted a teddy bear, the Duchess said "Thank you, I'll take that for my d ..."
She stopped herself before going any further.
But when a well-wisher asked if she was in the process of saying 'daughter' she replied: "We're not telling," the Telegraph reported.
Kate, who is due to give birth in July, also claimed not to know the sex of her baby, but her comment will be seized upon by royal watchers the world over who are eager for any clues about whether she is expecting a boy or a girl.
She also said her baby had been kicking 'very much' and joked to a fan that she might have to wait a long time before she is queen.