The palace did not confirm Kate Middleton is having twin girls. On the contrary, it has been confirmed she is expecting just one baby. This is another deceptive cover story, and Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk it.
The new cover of OK! falsely announces, "Kate's Baby Surprise: Twin Girls!" The front of the issue further touts that the "palace confirms." Both are outright lies. The lies continue inside the edition, where the tabloid wrongly contends, "Duchess Kate and Prince William are expecting two girls." It's specifically alleged that "word has leaked from Kensington Palace" after Middleton "recently confessed the news to a close friend."
"She had an inkling it might be twins because she's gaining more weight than she did during her previous pregnancies," a so-called "palace source" is quoted as saying, adding, "When she found out she's carrying twins, it all made sense." The gossip magazine goes on to claim "the development came as a wonderful surprise to William, [and] all the more so when they learned that the babies are identical twin girls." Queen Elizabeth is further described as "overjoyed."
And how, exactly, did the "palace confirm"? The outlet actually contradicts that cover contention, asserting within the actual article that "the couple won't be releasing an official statement for some time." The publication's supposed snitch also maintains "the families have been sworn to secrecy about this news." How, then, did it leak to a U.S. tabloid? Because OK! made it up, just like Life & Style did with its October cover story that falsely declared Middleton was having twins.
As Kensington Palace pointed out to Gossip Cop then, the official statement announced, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018." That's "a baby," as in just one. They are not going to revise it later to say, "Oh, yeah, it's actually two." The palace now reiterates to Gossip Cop that it did not "confirm" twins to OK! or any outlet.
The tabloid is just trying to dupe fans, just as this very magazine has in the past with false "palace confirms" labels. In September for example, the publication had a cover announcing the "palace confirms" Middleton was having a girl named Alice. The outlet doesn't seem to care that its new "twins" claim contradicts that previous story because inconsistency and inaccuracy aren't priorities. The goal is to sell copies on newsstands. But anyone buying these issues should know the claims are 100 percent made-up and wrong.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.