On a recent visit to a children’s center outside of London, Kate Middleton joined in singing nursery rhymes with the children and exchanged a high-five with a little girl.
The same day, when the seven-months-pregnant royal cheerfully leaned down to paint with four-year-old Daniel O’Sullivan, his mother warned him not to make a mess.
Kate showed off her baby bump on Feb. 18, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“I was quite scared that Daniel was going to splatter her with paint or water,” Sarah O’Sullivan confided to 'Closer' after the Feb. 18 visit. “But she said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m used to it with George.’"
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Easygoing Kate, 33, has made balancing motherhood and her job as a royal look simple, but with a new baby due in the spring, she’s been constantly on the go.
“The new nursery is complete,” says an insider. “She’s also been busy with work and plans to keep up her engagements through March, so she is feeling the strain.”
Kate with William and George in July 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
While her husband, Prince William, 32, has been preparing for his solo trip to Japan and China, Kate has continued to take on public appearances closer to home.
"William wants her to put herself first, but she doesn't want to be accused of being lazy or taking it easy," explains the insider.
Even though this second pregnancy has left Kate feeling "more tired" than when she was carrying Prince George in 2013, she's remained in the public eye while getting ready for the new baby.
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