Prince William to Film Kate Middleton Baby Birth?

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Prince William is reportedly planning to film the birth of his first child when his wife Kate Middleton gives birth during the summer.

The Duke of Cambridge is said to be intent on capturing the moment that the couple's first child enters the world, but the Duchess, 31, is reportedly wary. In September, invasive photographs of Middleton sunbaking topless were leaked to the press which has allegedly made her fearful about being filmed during birth.

"Deep down she's dreading the idea of a recording being in existence and then getting into the wrong hands but Wills is convinced she'll have a change of heart on the big day," a longtime friend of William allegedly told the Daily Star.

The news follows reports claiming William, 30, is expected to make a formal departure from the Royal Air Force Station Valley in Anglesey, Wales at which he first began training in 2010. The Duke is said to be making a number of life changes as he prepares for fatherhood.

"He's ready for the next step," a source close to William confirmed to People magazine.

While William is said to enjoy his role as a rescue pilot, his schedule often requires him to be away from Middleton, whom he wed in 2011. At times, he is reportedly required to complete up to 10 24-hour shifts per month.

The royal couple is excited about becoming parents and royal author Judy Wade recently revealed that the pregnancy has brought them even closer.

"They've always been close but it's been much more pronounced since she has become pregnant," Wade revealed.

The royal couple is said to be in the process of shortlisting potential baby names for their first child. The baby is due in July.

"We have a short list for both [boy and girl] but it's very difficult," Middleton said regarding baby names, according to Us magazine. "My friends keep texting me names."