Shortly after the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, 30, got married to 29-year-old Prince William almost a year ago, she almost instantly became the subject of myriad pregnancy rumors, which haven’t seem to let up since. From stories ranging from pregnancy to IVF speculation, the consistent public scrutiny seems to be taking a toll on Kate.
“The constant rumors about Kate being pregnant, or not being pregnant, make her feel uncomfortable,” a source close to Kate reveals to Us Weekly. “Seeing stories that talk about her health is really hurtful. It’s difficult to just ignore them.”
Although Kate “understands that there is interest,” given her new life in the public eye, “certain [outlets] push things too far,” the source continues.
“This week there have been stories about IVF, baby buzz speculation and what not. Usually they don’t mind anything that is written, but this is a little different because it’s so personal.”
Prince William is doing his best to be a supportive husband. According to the source, “William doesn’t like to see her get bogged down about these things,” and tries hard to console her.
“They have only been married for one year and they are not rushing to have a baby,” the source says. “Both William and Kate want their first child to happen naturally and at the right time.”