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Kate Middleton Baby Shower Called 'Unlikely'

The Duchess of Cambridge may be the most famous pregnant woman on the planet, but a lavish baby shower is not likely in the works, according to news reports.  More from The Huffington Post:

According to Victoria Arbiter, ABC News Royal Expert, the Duchess of Cambridge will most likely eschew a big to-do because of the "added pressure that [she and Prince William] are clearly very wealthy, and a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate. There's nothing they can't go out and buy themselves."

Until now, the general consensus among rumor mill contributors has been that Pippa Middleton is planning a "down-to-earth" baby shower for the duchess, complete with wine, beer and a possible appearance by Queen Elizabeth II. Arbiter even conceded that there is a slight chance that Pips will put together a very small event, but she doesn't think there's a chance the queen would show up (and we have to agree).

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