Kate Middleton's New Royal Pregnancy Rules

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Talk about a royal pain!

Kate Middleton excited the world when she announced on Dec. 3 that she’s expecting a baby with Prince William— but the mommy-to-be has even more pregnancy guidelines to adhere to than most. Check out five of Dutchess' newest golden rules.

Less Fan Interaction:

“Kate’s carrying the most valuable baby on the planet,” says a royal insider, “so her minders will limit access to her at meet-and-greets.”

Reduced Travel:

Kate’s doctors have advised her not to fly. That means the babymoon she and William had planned to take on the island of Mustique in early 2013 is on hold.

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More Security:

Her days of taking carefree walks in the countryside with her pup Lupo are temporarily over. “She’ll have two or three bodyguards with her at all times,” the insider says.

Safe Exercise:

Kate cut back on workouts when she was trying to conceive, reveals a pal. Now, risky sports like rappelling (which she's been known to do with Wills) are definitely out, too.

No Driving:

“Kate won’t be allowed to drive herself,” the insider says. The same rule applied to Princess Diana when she was pregnant with her sons.

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And while Kate won't be able to drive to the store to pick up food for her pregnancy cravings or relax on an exotic beach as planned, we have a feeling her doting husband and royal family will treat her pretty well during the remainder of her term. Actually, they'll treat her like a princess.

 

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