Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge To Attend Queen's Garden Party Today

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge will step out today for the Queen's garden party at Buckingham Palace, according to a new report.

The pregnant royal, who is two months away from the arrival of her first child, will join around 8000 guests for afternoon tea in the gardens at Buckingham Palace with other high profile royals including the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

The Duchess, who attended her first garden party last year, will mingle with Olympians and Paralympians from last year's successful London 2012 games as well as organisers who helped to pull off the successful running of the show.

Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge To Attend Queen's Garden Party TodayKate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge To Attend Queen's Garden Party Today

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge at last year's Garden Party (WENN)

We're sure it'll be cucumber sandwiches and tea all round, with The Mirror reporting that 270,000 cups of tea will be drank during the afternoon. Festivies kick off around 4pm and we're sure Kate's growing baby bump will be the centre of attention.

As well as her maternity choice, which have so far been warmly received by fashion critics, royal watchers will be keen to find out if the Duchess drops any hints about the gender of her baby or the exact date of it's arrival.

She confirmed in April that it's around mid-July, though the couple have kept quiet when questioned whether they're expecting a boy or a girl, though Kate has admitted she would prefer a son.

The Garden Party is expected to be one of the Duchess' last events as she winds down ahead of the baby's arrival.

A spokesperson from St James' Palace confirmed to EntertainmentWise that the new mother would be taking a break from public engagements once the baby arrives, though it is up to her how long this lasts.

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