It’s nice to be a Duchess…
Kate Middleton is gearing up to turn 31 next week, and word on the street is that Will is planning a big surprise for her. The Duke is reportedly house hunting for a London pad to gift to his leading lady and baby mama.
According to UK’s Look magazine, the purchase was a long time coming, but due to Kate’s preoccupation with bringing a new life into the world right now, he’s taken it upon himself to complete the task.
“They’ve talked about getting a place where they can get away from it all,” a source told the mag.
The source added that the house would likely come with a pricetag in the range of £5 million—$6.6 mil in U.S. dollars.
“Will has narrowed down the list to a few incredible places in Hampshire and Buckinghamshire,” he said. “They don’t want to be too close to London as they are already based in Buckingham Palace.”
Kate’s birthday is on January 9. Will reportedly plans to throw the Duchess a small celebration where he’ll unveil the present.
(Of course, based on previous pregnancy complications, Kate will likely commemorate her new gift by having “acute morning sickness” in each of the luxurious property’s bathrooms.)
Kate’s party will consist of a private lunch, followed by an evening meal with their families.
The sourced added that “there’ll be a ‘surprise element,’ which could be one of two things.”
Hopefully, she’ll feel well enough to enjoy her last birthday before becoming a mom.