New rumours about Kate Middleton's fourth pregnancy recently surfaced during her recent outing in Dublin, Ireland. According to reports, the Duchess of Cambridge was photographed wearing an all-green ensemble and was seen smiling while both of her hands were placed carefully on her abdominal area.

Some reports claimed that Middleton seemed to be sporting a growing baby bump. However, this claim cannot be confirmed as there can be many possibilities of a bulging stomach, including layers of clothes that the duchess might be wearing.

Meanwhile, Life & Style also claimed that Middleton avoided alcohol during her trip to an Irish pub with her husband Prince William. A source also told the tabloid that the Duchess of Cambridge seemingly gained a few pounds.

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"Kate started feeling really tired nearly three months ago, which makes them think she is entering her second trimester and is due in August. The rumor is she surprised William with the happy news on Valentine's Day. He thought three kids was enough, but a fourth would leave him overjoyed. He loves being a dad. They'll have their hands full with four, but will make it work," the source said.

However, the duchess' action of putting her hand on her stomach does not prove that she is having a baby. This is not the first time rumours about Middleton's pregnancy have surfaced. There have been several royal family fans who have claimed on social media that the duchess may soon be announcing her fourth pregnancy. But, the recent photo and media report does not confirm the baby news.

Body language expert Judi James said the gesture of holding on to her stomach has been unreliable. "The best way to tell when she is pregnant is when she vanishes off the royal circular because she sadly suffers from severe morning sickness, so she does tend to vanish quite quickly," she told Express.