Kate Middleton in Mulberry

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Since the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy was announced late last year, speculation has been rife surrounding the arrival date of the Royal baby.

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It was later confirmed that the little one was expected in mid July, but reports suggest that the exact date is 13 July 2013.

Friends of Kate Middleton and Prince William are said to have been discussing the baby's arrival at a recent barbecue and the fact that the date would fall over the weekend of the Coronation Festival, a four-day celebration to mark 60 years since the Queen was crowned.

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One source explained: "Some of Kate and William's closest pals were at a barbecue hosted by a family friend of the Royals recently. They were all discussing the fact that Kate's baby is due to be born on July 13. Everyone was very excited."

The date falls on a Saturday and if the baby comes on time, it could mean the Royals have double cause to celebrate.

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