Is Kate Middleton pregnant? She might've dropped the usual hint she's expecting at the James Bond premiere

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the "No Time To Die" World Premiere at Royal Albert Hall
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Kate Middleton's pregnancies have seen the royal alter her hairstyle throughout the years and she opted for another stunning look at the James Bond premiere. 

Kate Middleton wowed at the premiere for the new James Bond film, No Time to Die, last night as she was hailed as the “ultimate Bond girl” (opens in new tab) in her golden outfit. For this special occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was joined by other senior members of The Firm (opens in new tab), opted to wear her hair in a full up-do. This perfectly complemented her sparkling outfit, allowing the sleeves and embellishment to shine.

Though the decision to wear her hair this way could potentially be seen to suggest something very exciting indeed.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the "No Time To Die" World Premiere

Most recently, Kate has been wearing her brunette hair loose or in a ponytail for royal engagements, utilising her frizz-free hair secret (opens in new tab). This was the case for her first engagement in two months (opens in new tab) on 15th September and until then, the Duchess had not been glimpsed for quite some time in public, sparking pregnancy rumours (opens in new tab)

Though it’s more likely that Kate was simply spending time with Prince George (opens in new tab), Charlotte and Louis during their summer break from Thomas’s Battersea (opens in new tab), some fans expressed their belief that her absence could be down to her expecting baby number 4.

And Kate’s recent premiere appearance could be seen to have dropped a possible subtle hint. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a day of activities and festivities to mark the occasion of St Andrew's Day

Throughout her pregnancies, Kate was pictured changing up her hairstyle, sometimes seeming to switch to a new style just before an announcement was made.

When she was pregnant with George in 2012, Kate was pictured with a voluminous side-fringe sweeping into her curls, a big change from her usual long, loose waves falling smoothly either side of her face.  

Whilst back in 2014, Kate was once again pictured sporting a slightly different look when she was pregnant with Charlotte.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the poppy field art installation

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Embracing her darker roots at the time, media and public speculation seemed to focus more on Kate's hair colour instead of when she might confirm another pregnancy, which she and Prince William subsequently did a month later. 

But it was when Kate was pregnant with the now 3-year-old Louis that perhaps her most noticeable hairstyle change of recent years was made. Known for keeping her hair long, the Duchess instead had her hair cut into a long bob, or lob, a few months before she and William announced the third of her pregnancies. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Maritime Museum on day 3 of their official visit to Germany

Now proud parents of three, William and Kate have not announced or suggested any potential pregnancy news and interest surrounding her recent hairstyle remains speculation. It’s relatively rare to see the Duchess with her hair fully tied up as she did for the No Time To Die premiere.

However, it could simply be that she chose to go for something slightly different to accentuate the details of her beautiful gold dress.  

Kate Middleton certainly looked magnificent as she walked the red carpet and fans will no doubt be hoping to see the whole Cambridge family at a royal occasion in the not-too-distant future.

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.