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Duchess Kate Middleton did NOT say baby is a girl, video proves

1:18 PM, Mar 8, 2013   |    comments
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Maria Puente, USA TODAY

Never mind! All that hyperventilating this week about whether Duchess Kate almost let slip the gender of her royal baby? Not true, according to a newly released cellphone video recording of the exchange.

The former Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge, visited the English fishing port of Grimsby on Tuesday, where hundreds of locals excitedly greeted her during a walkabout outside a fishing heritage museum.

Someone in the crowd gave her a white teddy bear as a gift and, according to what onlookers later told reporters, she said something along the lines of "Thank you, I will take that for my d -," cutting herself off. When pressed, she laughingly said, "We're not telling."

But the Grimsby Telegraph reports today they found someone else who was in the crowd and recorded the entire exchange and that's not what she said.

"It shows the Duchess of Cambridge accepting a teddy from (Grimsby resident) Diane Burton, saying: 'Oh is that for us? Thank you very much, that is very sweet of you,' " the paper explained. "Our footage was captured by royalist Lisa Hewson, 32, of Healing, who was standing (next to) Diane."

Moreover, the recording is much clearer than another, distorted recording that British media used to suggest that she nearly gave away the big secret of the royal baby. The baby, due in July, will be a future monarch, boy or girl.

The paper quoted Hewson saying that others in the crowd got in wrong and thus so did the British reporters who ran with the story late on Tuesday.

"It was such a mad five minutes. We were all so excited, it would have been easy to get caught up in the moment."

USA TODAY

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