Kate Middleton Is Pregnant, Claims Her 'Close Friend' Jessica Hay

Why it's different this time.

It's almost 2013, and at this point, we're tempted to sniff off all Kate Middleton pregnant rumors. But this one's a little different.

Jessica Hay, a childhood acquaintance of Kate's, told Australian tabloid New Idea that the duchess is actually expecting this time and will announce it soon. (Most of the "Kate's preggo" rumors take the form of quotes from sketchy unnamed "insiders.")

“They’re planning to make an announcement in December. William and Kate are focused on starting a family,” Hay spilled to the pub. The mag says that the news corroborates Kate's recent "weight gain" -- one a few people picked up on in these recent photos.

"It seems very traditional, but of course they’ll be happy with boys or two girls, they don’t want more," Hay also said. “They’ve discussed it endlessly and don’t want to be older parents.”

So, who is Jessica Hay? In 2010, she claimed Kate told her about her engagement via phone before she told anyone else, and predicted that the wedding would be "sometime [in the] next year." (Genius!) In 2011, she reportedly left her job at a law firm to concentrate on selling stories about her time spent growing up with the future duchess -- whom she says was bullied often in school.

Since Hay has a track record of cashing out Kate gossip to the media, would Catherine really still be close enough in touch with her that she'd tell Hay if she were pregnant?

Well, either way: Kate, if this isn't true, you know whom to call for a nice talking-to.

See all of the rest of the times people thought Catherine was duchess-ing for two:

Star Magazine, September 2012

Kate Middleton Pregnancy Rumors

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