September 5, 2012|12:19 pm
(Photo: Reuters / Adrian Dennis)Britain's Prince William speaks, watched by his fiancee Kate Middleton at the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, in Darwen, northern England April 11, 2011.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been reported to be pregnant with her first child. The unconfirmed reports have not been verified by the Royal Family in Britain, but speculation has surrounding the duchess wanting to get pregnant for some time now.
Numerous reports have claimed that she and husband Prince William were trying to conceive before the end of the year.
"William and Kate are putting all their effort into having a baby. They would love to be expecting by the end of the year," a member of the royal couple's social circle reportedly told Life & Style magazine.
"[Kate] just wants to hide away in Wales- out of the glare and the spotlight- and get on with producing the future king or queen of England," the insider added.
The news follows reports that both Middleton and Prince William, both at age 30, have even begun selecting baby names.
"If it's a girl her middle names will be Elizabeth after Will's grandmother and Diana after his mother," a source told Now U.K.
Meanwhile on Wednesday a source has emerged to claim that Kate is already pregnant and that an official statement to that affect will be forthcoming in the coming days or weeks.
"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 holding off making a formal announcement until later due to the early stage of the pregnancy right now.
"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.
Here are photos of Kate Middleton since her rise to the international spotlight since last April's famous Royal wedding.
(Photo: AP Images / Dominic Lipinski)Reverend Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London, left, reads from the pulpit, watched by Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton, right, during their wedding service at London's Westminster Abbey, Friday April 29 2011. (Reuters/Lewis Whyld)Exhibition curator, Caroline de Guitaut, adjusts the wedding dress of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace in London July 20, 2011. Buckingham Palace expects record crowds this summer as up to 650,000 people are set to file into Queen Elizabeth's London residence and past the dress worn by Kate Middleton at her royal wedding to Prince William. The ivory and white garment, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, won over the fashion press and public when Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge and a future queen, walked up the aisle of Westminster Abbey in April. (Reuters/John Stillwell)Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, look at the part original, part replica royal wedding cake made for the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, as they view the summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace in London, July 22, 2011. (Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez)Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for the wedding between Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 30, 2011 (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she rides to Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London June 11, 2011. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the sovereign's official birthday. (Photo: Reuters)The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Olympic Gala in London May 11, 2012.