The “Is she or isn’t she” question has bitten the dust. With just a few sips of wine, Kate Middleton firmly put out the wildfire of rumors that she was preggers with another royal. On Sunday, April 13, during a tour of a New Zealand winery, the Duchess, 32, tried several varieties of the vineyard’s selection, including a Pinot Gris and a Riesling. Middleton reportedly remarked that she was “really enjoying being able to drink again after having baby George.”
The pregnancy rumors were ignited on Saturday, April 12 after a woman in Cambridge, New Zealand presented Prince William, 31, with a wool shawl for eight-month-old Prince George. Onlookers reported that Prince William remarked, “You might have to make another one soon,” which the world took as a hint that there might be another royal bun in the oven.
The couple, who are on a three-week royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, also attended a Palm Sunday service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin and went for a 25-minute jet boat on the Shotover River near Queenstown. The powerful and fast boat ride is typically not recommended for pregnant women.
The final stop for the New Zealand portion of the trip was Christchurch, a town that was devastated in February 2011 by a strong 6.3 earthquake that took the lives of 185 people. Prince William had visited the city shortly after the earthquake had struck, and so he is said to feel a special connection with this area and its people.
The royal tour is baby Prince George’s first. He is following in the footsteps of his father, who in 1983 was taken on a six-week tour of Australia and New Zealand by his mother, Princess Diana. Her decision to take little nine-month-old William on the tour broke with the longstanding tradition of leaving the wee ones at home during these types of royal engagements.