Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

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Keep calm and stay cool!

Kate Middleton has reportedly been ordered by her doctors to stay indoors and avoid the sun during London's current heatwave.  

With temperatures hitting almost 90 degrees, it's imperative that the nine-month pregnant Duchess avoid overheating.

"They are taking very careful steps to make sure Kate and the baby are OK in the heatwave," an insider told the Daily Star.

"She is suffering in the heat and finds it exhausting. They don't want anything affecting her or the unborn heir."

The unusually hot weather can put a lot of stress on the expectant mother, possibly making her more lethargic, dehydrated and also increase her chances of enduring swollen hands and feet.

And as The Great Kate Wait stretches on—and as royal watchers speculate on exactly when Kate Middleton is supposed to be due—palace insiders have reportedly pegged the royal baby's arrival to be behind schedule.

A source exclusively told E! News that Kensington Palace has been operating under the assumption that the Duchess of Cambridge is two to three days late at this point.

Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine

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The revelation comes amid conflicting reports that have surfaced on Kate's due date—and whether she is indeed late.

Initial reports claimed that the royal baby was expected to arrive on July 13 or 14, a time frame that has led royal watchers to believe that Kate has missed her due date.

Let's hope the weather cools down a bit so that the Duchess can enjoy her last few days of pregnancy as much as possible!

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