Rumors are circulating that Kate Middleton may be pregnant after she refused to eat peanut paste on her first humanitarian trip with husband Prince William in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Copenhagen where they were greeted by the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark. Kate was wearing an L.K. Bennett coat and belt from Reiss with black suede knee-high boots.
The royal couple visited a Unicef distribution center on Wednesday when Kate refused to sample the special high-protein peanut paste which is being sent to malnourished children in East Africa. The Danish Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary reportedly tried the paste.
Following the refusal, U.K. tabloids and U.S. media websites suggested that the Duchess may be pregnant, and could have been following health advice not to eat nuts whilst pregnant to prevent development of allergies for the baby.
A spokesman for the pair did not comment.
After their visit to the warehouse, they were taken to the airport where they toured a British Airways Boeing 747 which will leave for East Africa with 45 tons of aid and emergency medical supplies.
“We know that when children are malnourished their immune systems are weakened and they become very susceptible to life threatening diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea,” said Unicef’s UK director David Bull. “We need to help these children urgently. The supplies being packed on this plane will help Unicef to save these children's lives.”
According to Unicef, 6.7 million children in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Dijbouti need urgent assistance. This figure includes almost 320,000 children who are in danger of dying from acute malnutrition. Thousands have already died so far.
Unicef's emergency supply centre in Copenhagen is a worldwide co-ordination centre for nutrition and other emergency supplies reaching children in crisis around the world.