The Wildest Rumors About Kate Middleton in 2019

People just love talking about members of the British royal family. Whether they’re rehashing outfits they’ve worn or events they attended, royal fans are constantly scrutinizing every move they make and word they say.

And when it comes to royal family news, the rule seems to be the more dramatic the gossip, the more everyone will talk about it. Throughout the last year, plenty of followers have been speculating over the status of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, and all the others. But perhaps the craziest rumors of 2019 have all been about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Ahead, check out the wildest rumors about Kate Middleton from the past year.

Rumor: The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her fourth baby

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton | Neil Mockford/GC Images

Perhaps the most pervasive rumor of 2019 is that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their fourth child together. Ever since the beginning of the year, it seems like each month brings new “proof” that the couple is expecting again. Whenever Kate Middleton skips an event, makes a comment about a cute child, or innocently rests her hands on her abdomen, the rumor mill goes into overdrive speculating about what it all means.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge haven’t confirmed if they are planning to expand their family soon or ever. But royal fans cannot stop speculating over the status of Kate Middleton’s uterus and probably won’t stop anytime soon.

Rumor: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle despise each other

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, royal followers have been trying to dissect the relationship between these two royal wives. Were the two couples getting together frequently to hang out as the “Fab Four?” Or were they secretly mortal enemies barely speaking except when necessary?

The truth probably lies somewhere in between these two ends of the spectrum. Ultimately, Kate and Meghan are perfectly cordial to each other but are too different to ever become besties. And that’s just fine.

Rumor: Prince William and Kate Middleton are having marital issues

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton | NEIL HANNA/AFP via Getty Images

This rumor broke early in the year when royal followers found out that Prince William may have cheated on his wife with the couple’s former friend, Rose Hanbury. The royals never addressed the rumor and kept on appearing at royal events looking as happy and solid as ever. But even as this drama died down, some sources still insisted there was trouble in paradise.

During the televised event A Berry Royal Christmas, Kate Middleton was seen shrugging off her husband’s touch on her shoulder. A little bit later, she arrived at the queen’s Christmas lunch separately from Prince William.

These events don’t prove that anything’s amiss. But fans can’t help but wonder if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are really as perfect as they seem.

Rumor: The Duchess of Cambridge got Botox

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Kate Middleton | Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Though we’re likely to never know the truth, the rumor about Kate Middleton getting Botox is likely false.

It all began when British plastic surgeon Munir Somji of the practice Dr. MediSpa posted “before” and “after” shots of the Duchess of Cambridge showing the purported benefits of “baby Botox,” or subtle injections. In the post, he referred to the Duchess as “our Kate,” which led fans to wonder if he was admitting to doing the Botox himself.

Kensington Palace issued a strong denial of the claim. Plus, some fans pointed out that Kate Middleton’s before and after shots weren’t necessarily the work of Botox, but perhaps just the difference between feeling tired and getting a full night’s rest (plus some good makeup). Ultimately, there’s no reason to believe Kate Middleton ever got Botox.