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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is reportedly pregnant with her first child, a new report claims.
The 30-year-old and her husband of over one year, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, have reportedly been trying to conceive for some time and according to sources the pair is "delirious with joy" over their baby news.
"Friends say Kate is convinced it's happened, and while she and William are keeping the news close to the vest, they're delirious with joy," a source told Star magazine.
"A woman can always tell when the earliest signs appear, and it's believe that a passionate night together at their rented country house on an estate in Wales, just after the end of the London Olympics, did the trick," the insider added.
The couple is said to be taking extra precaution since Middleton is in early stages and they are holding off making a formal announcement to ensure the baby's wellbeing.
"It would be formally through the palace press office, but only after the royal gynecologist is absolutely convinced that Kate is in peak condition," the source said.
The news follows months of speculation that the pair has been eager to have a child, and in a previous interview Prince William refused to confirm or deny reports of a pregnancy.
"You won't get anything out of me. Tight lipped," Prince William told renowned journalist Kate Couric. "I'm just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I, you know, are looking forward to having a family in the future."
The couple, who has been together for over 10 years, wed in a high profile wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey and Prince William, 30, admitted that the pressure to have children was growing.
"I'm still trying to decide. It's a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force and I'd love to continue it but the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off, or balancing the two of them, has proven quite difficult," Prince William said. "More importantly, I'd rather like to have children. So that's the key thing really."