Pregnant Kate Middleton

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Kate Middleton has always been a thoroughly modern Princess, and so it seems that for the first time in Royal history, the Duchess will receive a baby shower.

Although not a Royal tradition, the event has been given the green light by the Queen after weeks of organisation from Pippa Middleton - who will no doubt be drawing on her experience in her parents' celebration goods company, Party Pieces.

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It's thought that fellow sibling and bakery company owner James Middleton will also have a hand in the celebrations - rumoured to be baking a dummy shaped cake.

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While the date of the event has been kept a tight-lipped secret, it's believed to be taking place in the Middleton family home in Berkshire, with Kate due to give birth in July.

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And Kate's not the only one having a star studded celebration for her unborn child - Kim Kardashian's shower to celebrate the Kimye baby - took place over the weekend, with the Kardashian sisters joining forces for an alfresco garden party soiree.

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