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Kate Middleton will give birth to a royal heir in coming weeks and reports claim that the Duchess of Cambridge recently finished her baby nursery.
In a move that will break royal tradition, Middleton, 31, will reportedly move in to the Middleton family's Georgian manor in Berkshire ahead of her July due date. She and her mother Carole reportedly prepared two lavish baby nurseries and one was built at her parents' home.
"The Middletons spared no expense on this nursery. It's a neutral color with a frilly crib and a day bed and overlooks the back garden," an alleged family insider told Life & Style magazine adding "Kate's said she'll be sleeping in her own room, so they've put a crib in that room, too."
The report comes days after it was claimed that Middleton, who is yet to reveal her unborn baby's sex, was preparing a blue-themed nursery in the cottage she shares with Prince William, 30, on the grounds of Kensington Palace. The Duchess was photographed entering London's Bernard Thorp store where she reportedly looked at a selection of fabrics for the second nursery.
"Kate was fascinated by all the designs and picked out two. She had very definite ideas about what she liked," a source told the Daily Star U.K.
"It was boiling hot outside so the door was open to cool down but she was feeling the heat so we sat her down with a glass of water. The Duchess was charming and so lovely," the source said.
"She didn't put on any airs or graces. She said she'd got so many ideas after coming in."
William is expected to leave the Royal Air Force Station Valley in Anglesey, Wales in preparation for the arrival of his first child. He has reportedly also increased security around their home.
"Kate and the baby are his first priorities, not tradition and protocol. He wants Kate to be happy and have as much support as she needs," the source said.