Duchess Catherine's zoo visit

Britain's Duchess Catherine was due to give birth to her second child last week, but she has still been able to take son Prince George to a petting zoo and do some last-minute shopping for her home.



Britain's Duchess Catherine made a surprise visit to a petting zoo last week.

The 33-year-old royal - who is believed to be five days overdue with her second child - surprised families at Bucklebury Farm Park when she took her 21-month-old son Prince George to visit the facility, which is located close to her parents' home, just 10 days ago.

And a few days later, the duchess paid a visit to a branch of Zara Home, just a short walk away from her Kensington Palace apartment, where she is currently residing so as to be close to London's St. Mary's Hospital, where she is booked in to give birth on their private Lindo wing.

A shop assistant told People magazine: "She looked so calm. You couldn't really tell that she was pregnant because she looked so great. I mean, she was wearing heels. She was so nice and polite, I was really impressed."

While in the shop, Catherine - who was known as Kate Middleton before her wedding to Prince William - bought a doormat, towels, padded blue and white gingham clothes hangers, and picnic cutlery but the sales assistant insisted her apparent preference for blue items wasn't an indication of the gender of her new baby.

The source added: "Everything she seemed to look at was blue, but not for babies. She must just like the colour."

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