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Kate Middleton continues to spark royal pregnancy rumors with the merest flick of the wrist. After the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out Tuesday night for a special pop concert in support of the Prince's Trust, a youth charity established by the Prince Charles, the gossip mill start churning.
It was a double date for the newlywed royals, who joined Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles for the Gary Barlow's (the lead singer for the popular UK pop band Take That) concert at Royal Albert Hall.
Dressed in a lovely off-the-rack Zara dress, a Ralph Lauren blazer and suede pumps, Kate, 29, kept her black clutch held in front of her stomach for nearly every photo, reigniting speculation that she and William will be parents in 2012.
If you ask us, the mere positioning of a handbag is hardly enough proof to start planning a baby shower. Perhaps she was just feeling bloated -- or maybe she was distracted and didn't realize she was holding her bag that way?
But this certainly isn't the first pregnancy rumor. Kate first caused "is she pregnant?" headlines when she refused to eat peanut paste while visiting a Denmark UNICEF distribution center in November. Since she's not allergic to peanuts, the press jumped to the conclusion that she could be avoiding them because doctors recommend limiting peanut intake during pregnancy.
At the time, a royal representative said it's their policy "to never confirm or deny [pregnancy] rumors," but an insider insisted: "If and when there is an announcement to make, it will be made by the palace as soon as it's safe to."